NJ Atty Suspended After 'Brazen Deception' Toward Tribunals

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (December 12, 2017, 8:56 PM EST) -- The state's highest court has suspended an attorney from practicing law in New Jersey for three years over a series of ethics violations that include lying to disciplinary authorities and a federal bankruptcy court and abusing his attorney trust account to avoid creditors.

In an order filed Friday, the New Jersey Supreme Court handed down the three-year suspension to Paul Franklin Clausen based on the June recommendation of the court's Disciplinary Review Board, which said in its decision that the lawyer's “brazen deception toward tribunals can...
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