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For immediate release: June 9, 2009
For more information contact:
Winnie Comfort or Tammy Kendig
609-292-9580

Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Announces Deadlines for Claims

Kenneth J. Bossong, director of the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, has announced that any person who intends to file a claim with the Fund involving any of the attorneys listed below must file prior to the deadlines listed.

The Fund's purpose is to pay on behalf of the honest majority of lawyers for the wrongdoing of the few who are suspended or disbarred for misappropriation. The Fund was created by the New Jersey State Bar Association in 1961, with voluntary contributions from practicing lawyers as a commitment to high standards in the profession. At the request of the Bar, the Fund became an entity of the Supreme Court in 1969.

For a claim to be paid, the attorney against whom it is filed must have been a member of the Bar, acting as either attorney or fiduciary at the time of the incident, and, unless deceased, must have been disbarred or suspended from the Bar or convicted of embezzlement or other misappropriation of property.

The issuance of the Supreme Court's determination to suspend or disbar an attorney activates the Fund's jurisdiction to receive claims against that attorney. There is a one-year deadline after the discipline is issued to the attorney for clients to file claims. The client's claim does not need to be included in the ethics determination in order to be paid. Discipline of the attorney does not guarantee payment for any specific claim or that there will even be claims; attorneys can be disciplined for conduct other than misappropriation.

An individual client can receive up to $400,000 for claims arising after Jan. 1, 2007 and lesser amounts for claims arising prior to that date. The Fund can provide up to $1.5 million in claims against a given lawyer. Special permission can be granted by the Supreme Court to exceed the aggregate limit.

To receive a claim form, an individual should write to the New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex, P.O. Box 961, Trenton, NJ 08625-0961, or may call (609) 292-8008. The form must be completed, notarized and returned with copies of any proofs of the transaction. There is no filing fee. Claimants assisted in their claims by practicing attorneys receive their representation free of charge.

NOTICE

Any person having a claim, which has not been filed, involving the following attorneys must file a claim with the New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection prior to the deadline dates indicated below:

NAME DEADLINE
Abramowitz, Arnold M. February 10, 2010
Allen, Thomas Delaney, Jr. December 10, 2009
Beatty, Paul S. July 11, 2009
Brent, Darren J.

September 16, 2009

Bryant, Wayne R.

December 3, 2009

Carlin, Kevin Joseph     February 10, 2010
Chango, William Nicholas March 12, 2010
Connolly, Matthew George      

February 10, 2010

De Jong, Pieter J. March 10, 2010
Del Castillo Salamanca, Jose Luis October 2, 2009
Delgado-Shafer, Dorca Iris      

December 3, 2009

Dogan, Walter Ryan    

March 10, 2010

Edley, Henry D. September 16, 2009
Filauro, William N.      

December 3, 2009

Fishman, Mitchell E. August 6, 2009
Fusco, Anthony J., Jr.               January 20, 2010
Gahles, Kathleen Frances        

October 23, 2009

Gordon, Layne Scott   

January 15, 2010

Hermes, Francis X.

November 21, 2009

Izquierdo, Jose A., II   

September 2, 2009

Jackson, Dawn L.         March 10, 2010
Karr, Judith A. December 1, 2009
Korpita, George Raymond

February 2, 2010

Kronegold, Sheldon H. September 9, 2009
Lanza, Steven J. October 6, 2009
Leonelli-Spina, Vincenza September 23, 2009
Lynch, John G., Jr.       March 6, 2010
Manolakis, Peter E. January 13, 2010
Marcus, Richard A. January 13, 2010
Marino, Matthew A. October 2, 2009
Marshall, Rachel Yvonne October 2, 2009
Matey, Jason Charles August 13, 2009
Millichap, Matthew M. March 10, 2010
Miskowski, James W. December 21, 2009
Natale, Anthony F. February 10, 2010
Nealy, Walter D. July 11, 2009
Orlow, Marc M. February 10, 2010
Quigley, Gregory Hugh March 24, 2010
Randall, Glenn February 4, 2010
Robinson, Loren K. February 3, 2010
Rondos, Steven T. January 5, 2010
Rumore, Michael P. September 11, 2009
Schunke, John H., Jr.    December 9, 2009
Stahl, William N. March 24, 2010
Toner, Terrance N. March 31, 2010
Walsh, Henry A., Jr. July 21, 2009
Weiner, Joel R. January 27, 2010
Zhao, Jiwei August 21, 2009

Trustees of the New Jersey Lawyers'
Fund for Client Protection
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
P.O. Box 961
Trenton, NJ 08625-0961
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