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Bar News - October 15, 2014


Supreme Court Orders

The Supreme Court of New Hampshire appoints Attorney Jennifer Moeckel to the board of bar examiners, replacing Attorney Andrea Johnstone, who resigned from the board at the time of her appointment as U.S. Magistrate Judge. Attorney Moeckel is appointed to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring on November 1, 2014.

September 15, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk Supreme Court of New Hampshire


In accordance with RSA 328-C:4, I, the chief justice reappoints the Honorable Lucinda Sadler, of Bow, to the Board of Family Mediator Certification. Judge Sadler shall serve a three-year term commencing on October 1, 2014, and expiring on September 30, 2017.

September 17, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk of Court Supreme Court of New Hampshire


ADM-2013-0044
In the Matter of Robin A. Wrisley, Esquire

On October 9, 2013, Attorney Robin A. Wrisley, was suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire by this court after having been suspended by the New Hampshire Bar Association for more than six months for failing to pay her 2012-2013 bar dues. The court has been advised by the New Hampshire Bar Association that Attorney Wrisley has now paid all outstanding bar dues and fees.

Attorney Wrisley has filed a motion for reinstatement to the practice of law in New Hampshire. Attorney Wrisley’s motion for reinstatement is granted. Attorney Robin A. Wrisley is reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire effective immediately.

Dalianis, C. J., Hicks, Conboy, Lynn, and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
DATE: September 18, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0038
In the Matter of Irina Rubinshtein, Esquire

On July 3, 2014, Attorney Irina Rubinshtein was suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire for failing to pay fines of $300, for failing to file her 2013 annual trust accounting certificate by August 1, 2013. On August 1, 2014, Attorney Rubinshtein paid the fines, and she has requested that she be reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire.

Attorney Rubinshtein’s request for reinstatement is granted. Attorney Irina Rubinshtein is reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire effective immediately.

Dalianis, C. J., Hicks, Conboy, Lynn, and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
DATE: September 18, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


The Supreme Court of New Hampshire hereby reappoints Frederick J. Coolbroth, Doreen Connor, Gordon J. MacDonald, and Jennifer Moeckel, to the board of bar examiners, to serve three-year terms commencing November 1, 2014, and expiring November 1, 2017. Attorney MacDonald shall continue to serve as chair of the board.


LD-2014-0006
In the Matter of Gregory D.H. Jones, Esquire

On July 7, 2014, the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) filed a petition for a two-year suspension of Attorney Gregory D.H. Jones from the practice of law. In accordance with Supreme Court Rule 37(16), a copy of the petition was served upon Attorney Jones with an order requiring Attorney Jones to file an answer to the petition. Attorney Jones notified the court that he concurred with the petition for two-year suspension and that he did not request a hearing.

The matter was submitted to the PCC based on a stipulation of facts, violations and sanctions, which had been agreed to by Disciplinary Counsel and Attorney Jones. Based on the stipulation, the PCC found that Attorney Jones violated the following rules:

(1) Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15, and Supreme Court Rule 50, by commingling earned fees with client trust account funds, and by failing to maintain records relating to the handling, maintenance and disposition of client funds;

(2) Rule of Professional Conduct Rule 3.3, by filing annual trust accounting certificates falsely stating that he was in compliance with trust accounting requirements;

(3) Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(c), by placing earned fees in a client trust account for the purpose of avoiding an IRS levy; and

(4) Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(a), which makes it professional misconduct to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct.

The PCC also approved the parties’ stipulation as to the recommended sanction of a two-year suspension.

After reviewing the petition, the PCC’s recommendation, and Attorney Jones’ response, the court accepts the PCC’s recommendation that Attorney Jones be suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire for a period of two years.

Accordingly, the court orders as follows:

(1) Attorney Gregory D. H. Jones is suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire for a period of two years. This suspension shall become effective on September 29, 2014, unless a motion for reconsideration is filed.

(2) Attorney Jones shall reimburse the Attorney Discipline Office for all costs and expenses incurred in the investigation and prosecution of this matter.

(3) In accordance with Rule 37(13), Attorney Jones is ordered to notify all of his clients in pending matters, including litigated matters and administrative proceedings, of his suspension and consequent inability to act as an attorney after the effective date of the suspension, and shall advise the clients to seek new legal counsel.

(4) Within 30 days after the effective date of the suspension, Attorney Jones shall file with the court an affidavit showing that he has fully complied with the provisions of this order and with the requirements of Rule 37(13). A copy of the affidavit shall be sent to the Attorney Discipline Office.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn, and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
DATE: August 28, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0013
In the Matter of Ray P. Kovarik, Esquire

On April 14, 2014, Attorney Ray P. Kovarik was suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire for failing to file his 2013 annual trust accounting certificate and failing to pay the fines assessed for late filing of his certificate. Attorney Kovarik has now filed his 2013 annual trust accounting certificate. He also filed a motion to waive the fines assessed for late filing of the 2013 trust accounting certificate, and a motion for reinstatement to the practice of law in New Hampshire.

Attorney Kovarik’s motion to waive the fines assessed for late filing of his 2013 trust accounting certificate is granted. Attorney Kovarik’s motion for reinstatement is granted. Attorney Ray P. Kovarik is reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire, effective immediately.

Dalianis, C. J., Hicks, Conboy, Lynn, and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
DATE: October 2, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0047
In the Matter of Ray P. Kovarik, Esquire

On July 3, 2014, this court issued an order, in accordance with Rule 53.7(A), suspending Attorney Ray P. Kovarik from the practice of law in New Hampshire for failing to file his certificate of compliance with the minimum continuing legal education requirements for the reporting year ending June 30, 2013, and for failing to pay the delinquency fees assessed for noncompliance.

The Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board has advised the court that, in accordance with Rule 53.2, it granted Attorney Kovarik’s request for an exemption from the requirements of Rule 53.1. It also granted Attorney Kovarik’s request to waive the delinquency fees imposed for noncompliance. The MCLE Board has filed a motion requesting that Attorney Kovarik be reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire.

The motion to reinstate Attorney Kovarik to the practice of law is granted. Attorney Ray P. Kovarik is hereby reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire.

Dalianis, C. J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn, and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
ISSUED: October 2, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0035
In the Matter of Vaughn Tamzarian, Esquire

On June 4, 2014, Attorney Vaughn Tamzarian was suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire for failing to file his 2013 annual trust accounting certificate and failing to pay the fines assessed for late filing of his certificate. Attorney Tamzarian has now filed his 2013 annual trust accounting certificate and paid the late fees assessed. He has requested that he be reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire.

Attorney Tamzarian’s request for reinstatement is granted. Attorney Vaughn Tamzarian is reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire, effective immediately.

Dalianis, C. J., Hicks, Conboy, Lynn, and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
DATE: October 2, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0036
In the Matter of Vaughn Tamzarian, Esquire

On June 4, 2014, this court issued an order, in accordance with Rule 53.7(A), suspending Attorney Vaughn Tamzarian from the practice of law in New Hampshire for failing to file his certificate of compliance with the minimum continuing legal education requirements for the reporting year ending June 30, 2013, and for failing to pay the delinquency fees assessed for noncompliance.

The Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board has advised the court that Attorney Tamzarian has now complied with the minimum continuing legal education requirements for the reporting year ending June 30, 2013, and that he has paid the delinquency fees assessed. The MCLE Board has filed a motion requesting that Attorney Tamzarian be reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire.

The motion to reinstate Attorney Tamzarian to the practice of law is granted. Attorney Vaughn Tamzarian is hereby reinstated to the practice of law in New Hampshire, effective immediately.

Dalianis, C. J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn, and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
ISSUED: October 2, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk

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