July 30, 1996
IN THE MATTER OF LAWRENCE S. GROSSMAN, AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
Honorable Deborah T. Poritz, Chief Justice
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Poritz
This matter having been presented to the Court pursuant to Rule 1:20-10(b) following a motion for discipline by consent of LAWRENCE S. GROSSMAN of MORGANVILLE, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1965;
And the District Ethics Committee and respondent having signed a stipulation of discipline by consent in which it was agreed that respondent failed to notify prior counsel that a matter had been settled, despite an agreement to do so; failed to notify prior counsel of the receipt of the settlement proceeds; and failed to remit to prior counsel, once available for distribution, disbursements to which prior counsel was entitled;
And the parties having agreed that respondent's conduct violated RPC 1.15(b) and RPC 8.4(a) and that said conduct warrants a reprimand;
And the Disciplinary Review Board having reviewed the record pursuant to Rule 1:20-10(b)(3) to determine the appropriate measure of discipline for respondent's misconduct;
And the Disciplinary Review Board having determined that a reprimand is the appropriate discipline for respondent's ethics infractions and having granted the motion for discipline by consent;
And the Disciplinary Review Board having submitted the record of the proceedings to the Clerk of the Supreme Court for the entry of an order of discipline in accordance with Rule 1:20-16(e);
And good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that LAWRENCE S. GROSSMAN is hereby reprimanded; and it is further
ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent's file as an attorney at law of this State; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs incurred in the prosecution of this matter.
WITNESS, the Honorable Deborah T. Poritz, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 30th day of July, 1996.