June 25, 2015
OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, Petitioner
JOSEPH F. LAWLESS, JR., Respondent No. 177 DB 2013
Montgomery County, Attorney
Registration No. 23691
AND NOW, this 25th day of June, 2015, a Rule having been entered by this Court on May 18, 2015, pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 208(h), directing Respondent to show cause why the Order of this Court entered on March 31, 2014, should not be modified so as to impose a one year and one day suspension as recommended by the Designated Disciplinary Board Member and, upon consideration of the responses filed, it is hereby
ORDERED that the Rule is made absolute; Respondent is suspended from the Bar of this Commonwealth for a period of one year and one day; and he shall comply with all the provisions of Pa.R.D.E. 217.
It is further ORDERED that Respondent shall pay the additional expenses incurred as a result of the revocation proceedings pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 208(g).