On May 10, 2013, I filed a motion with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court asking the Court to reopen the disciplinary proceeding resulting in my suspension of one year and one day, and to reinstate me to the active roll of Pennsylvania attorneys. On May 17, 2013, I filed a similar motion with each of the three United States District Courts asking that I be reinstated into the federal bar of attorneys. I am asking that my 2010 discipline be reopened, and reduced, or eliminated based upon new evidence that I learned of concerning my medical condition.
I have asked the Courts to allow me to introduce evidence that I have only this year learned that I suffered for 40 years with post traumatic stress disorder as a result of third-degree burns I suffered in a childhood accident. I also learned that a doctor that I treated with from 2003-05 knew of my condition, and deliberately withheld that diagnosis from me, and then subjected me to a course of gravely improper treatment which exacerbated my condition and led directly to the matters for which I was disciplined.
*Updated January 31, 2014* Following are the motions I filed, as well as a civil lawsuit I filed against Stefan P. Kruszewski, M.D. and others arising out his treatment of me. I have also filed a licensing complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. These documents cover all of the major contentions I am making.
Of course, I am concerned that the things that I have discussed on this site about the courts may be an impediment to my reinstatement, and have already heard whisperings that the Disciplinary Counsel is going to fight me hard on these issues, but I wrote what I have written here in the free exercise of my First Amendment rights, and with the integrity of all of our system of justice as my ultimate end. There is no question that my motions are proper and meritorious, and I, and all my clients, know that I have done my very best at all times over my career to serve the end of justice as it is supposed to be served – even the Disciplinary Counsel who is planning their fight knows this.
How it all works out is, of course, in God’s hands, and he is a God of justice. May his will be done, whatever that may be. I’m just thankful that I got a 40 year old monkey off my back, and will continue doing things the way I always have, with the hope and desire to be back in front of the bar representing American citizens, and providing them with equal access to justice.