Attorney Discipline / Ethical Matters

Lamb McErlane attorneys represent and counsel lawyers, law firms and judges on a broad range of ethics-related issues

The Firm’s attorneys represent and counsel lawyers, law firms and judges on a broad range of ethics-related issues including:

  • Admission to practice before the Pennsylvania state courts
  • Investigations and informal proceedings initiated against attorneys by the Pennsylvania Office of Disciplinary Counsel
  • Formal proceedings before the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board
  • Inactive, suspended or disbarred attorneys seeking reinstatement to the bar
  • Inadvertent disclosures of information, the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, and conflicts of interest
  • Effects of criminal convictions, trust account problems, or drug and alcohol dependency issues

The matters on which Lamb McErlane’s attorneys represent other legal professionals implicate:

  • Bar Admission Rules
  • Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement
  • Disciplinary Board Rules and Procedures
  • Code of Judicial Conduct
  • Judicial Conduct Board Rules of Procedure
  • Court of Judicial Discipline Rules of Procedure
  • Rules Governing Appeals from the Court of Judicial Discipline

Joel L. Frank, the Firm’s Managing Partner and Partner Scot Withers are the primary attorneys involved in the practice area. The Firm’s two senior partners, William H. Lamb, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and a former Judge of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Court of Judicial Discipline and James E. McErlane, former Chair of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board, bring a unique perspective to assist any issue involving the Code of Judicial Conduct.