Supreme Court SB-03-0145-DSupreme Court of Arizona
January 7, 2004
CHARLES E. JONES, Chief Justice.
JUDGMENT AND ORDER
This matter having come on for hearing before the Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Arizona, the Commission having duly rendered its decision, and no timely petition for review having been filed,
IT IS ORDERED that the Court declines sua sponte review.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that DANIEL E.POHTO, a member of the State Bar of Arizona, is hereby suspended from the practice of law for a period of six (6) months and one (1) day, effective thirty (30) days from the date of this order, for conduct in violation of his duties and obligations as a lawyer, as disclosed in the Disciplinary Commission Report.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent shall pay in full any and all claims paid by the Client Protection Fund, not to exceed the maximum permissible payment of $100,000.00.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent shall comply with all the provisions of Rule 72, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona, including, but not limited to, Rule 72(a), which requires that Respondent notify all of his clients, within ten (10) days from the date hereof, of his inability to represent them and that he should promptly inform this Court of his compliance with this Order as provided in Rule 72(e).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent shall comply with all rule provisions regarding reinstatement proceedings.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 60(b), the State Bar of Arizona is granted judgment against DANIEL E. POHTO for costs and expenses of these proceedings in the amount of $1,086.62, together with interest at the legal rate from the date of this judgment.
DATED this ____ day of ____, 2004.