FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2014
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
PHOENIX – June 26, 2014 – Attorney Gregory A. Malkin of Phoenix was suspended from the practice of law for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.
The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted a consent agreement between Gregory A. Malkin and the State Bar of Arizona and ordered that he be suspended from the practice of law for 90 days.
In count one, Malkin agreed to assist a client in obtaining a divorce. He filed the divorce petition, but never served it, and the court eventually dismissed it.
In count two, Malkin assisted a client in settling a child support and custody case. The court ordered that counsel submit a stipulated order that approved of the settlement. He did not submit the stipulated order and the court subsequently dismissed his client’s case.
In count three, Malkin collected an unreasonable fee from a client.
Gregory A. Malkin’s suspension was effective on June 16, 2014. He was ordered to pay $1,547 in restitution and $1,206.78 to the State Bar of Arizona for costs and expenses incurred during its investigation.
Malkin currently owes costs associated with prior discipline.
Consumers may report attorney misconduct by calling the State Bar of Arizona Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP) hotline at 602.340.7280.
About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 17,500 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.
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