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Case Information: 11-BG-0717
Short Caption:IN RE: LORENZO C. FITZGERALDClassification:Bar Governance - Bar - Disciplinary Negotiated Settlement
Superior Court or Agency Case Number:BDN127-09Filed Date:06/15/2011

Opening Event Date:06/15/2011Case Status:Decided/Dismissed
Record Completed:Post-Decision Matter Pending:
Briefs Completed:
Disposition:Next Scheduled Action:
Mandate Issued:

Party Information
Appellate RoleParty NameIFPAttorney(s)Arguing AttorneyE-Filer
PetitionerBar CounselN
Wallace E. Shipp NN
PetitionerBoard on Professional ResponsibilityN
Charles J. WilloughbyNN
RespondentLorenzo C. Fitzgerald N
Leonard L. LongNY

Event DateStatusDescriptionResult
06/15/2011REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF BOARD ON PROF. RESP. It is the recommendation of the Committee that the negotiated discipline be approved by the court and that it impose the agreed upon sanction of a six month suspension, with all but 60 days stayed in favor of one year of supervised probation.
06/23/2011TMC - report and recommendation of Hearing Comm... - draft opinion
06/29/2011ORDER On consideration of the report and recommendation of the Ad Hoc Hearing Committee approving the petition for negotiated discipline, and it appearing that there is a question of whether the negotiated sanction is appropriate in light of this court's other decisions involving similar instances of misconduct, it is ORDERED that the report and recommendation is hereby referred to the Board on Professional Responsibility so that it may provide this court with its views concerning the appropriateness of the negotiated discipline. In considering the appropriateness of the negotiated discipline the Board should review this court's prior holdings in cases involving similar circumstances and determine the extent of respondent's dishonesty and non-compliance during the initial investigation of the disciplinary complaint. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Board's report and recommendation shall be filed with this court within 60 days from the date of this order. (GL,RD,TE)
07/29/2011FiledReport And Recommendation Of The BPR On Referral - The proposed discipline in this case should be rejected. The parties should be required to file an amended petition and affidavit in the event that they wish to pursue a negotiatied disposition. (Petitioner Board on Professional Responsibility)
09/12/2011FiledNotice Received from Bar Counsel of intention to file amended petition for negotiated disposition. (Petitioner Bar Counsel)
09/16/2011FiledRejected - ORDERED that the recommendation to approve the petition for negotiated discipline is hereby rejected for the reason stated in the Board's Report. This rejection is without prejudice to Bar Counsel filing an amended petition and affidavit for consideration by the Ad Hoc Hearing Committee. (GL,RD,TE)
06/27/2013FiledChange Of Address Received From Counsel for respondent: 2028 4th Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 and telephone 202 747-3591.