Defense of Attorney Ethics Issues
Attorney Ethics issues affect an attorney’s reputation and livelihood. If you are notified that you are being investigated by the District Ethics Board or the Office of Attorney Ethics, you have an obligation, under your license, to respond. It is in your interest to respond in a professional manner to either negate or reduce your exposure to discipline by the Office of Attorney Ethics, which can result in a reprimand, suspension, or disbarment.
Just as you would advise your clients to seek professional, competent guidance and representation, if they were accused in the civil or criminal courts, you owe it to yourself to seek professional, competent guidance and representation should you find yourself accused of an ethics violation.
The Beinhaker Law Firm is proud to have Robert J. Brass, Esq., former Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, who has served on a District Fee Arbitration Committee, to handle Attorney Ethics Defense matters.
Mr. Brass, a noted criminal defense litigator, formerly prosecuted cases involving Insurance Fraud, Criminal Environmental, Money Laundering, Public Contract Fraud, Organized Crime and Threats to the Judiciary, on behalf of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office for approximately ten years. Prior to being a Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Brass served as a Supervising Assistant Prosecutor in Middlesex County and an Assistant Prosecutor in Essex County.
Mr. Brass has presented continuing legal education courses, some of which included ethics components, on behalf of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the New Jersey State Bar Association, to other attorneys since 1996; and, has lectured in Madrid, Paris, Rome, Dublin, New Orleans, and Las Vegas, as well as in New Jersey. He was a faculty member of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Trial Advocacy Institute, presenting continuing legal education courses to Deputy Attorneys General, from the Criminal, Civil and Gaming Enforcement Divisions of the Attorney General’s Office, as well as to Assistant Prosecutors from the twenty-one County Prosecutors’ Offices in New Jersey. He has served on the faculty of a White Collar Crime Trial Seminar, for the National Association of Attorneys General, at Washington University Law School in St. Louis.