In re Tyler

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SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEYSep 5, 2018
D-137 (N.J. Sep. 5, 2018)

D-137 081190

09-05-2018

In the Matter of Kimberly S. Tyler, An Attorney At Law (Attorney No. 048881990)


CORRECTED ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 18-053, concluding that Kimberly S. Tyler of Newark, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1990, should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months for multiple violations of RPC 1.1(a)(gross neglect); RPC 1.1(b)(pattern of neglect); RPC 1.3(lack of diligence); RPC 1.4(b)(failure to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of the matter, and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information); RPC 1.5(b)(failure to provide the client with a writing setting forth the basis or rate of the fee; and RPC 8:4(c)(conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation);

And the Disciplinary Review Board having further determined that prior to reinstatement to practice, respondent should provide proof of her fitness to practice law and proof of completion of a law office management course and four hours of continuing legal education; and that following her reinstatement to the practice of law, respondent should practice under supervision until further Order of the Court;

And good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that Kimberly S. Tyler is suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months and until the further Order of the Court, effective October 8, 2018; and it is further

ORDERED that prior to reinstatement to practice, respondent shall provide proof of her fitness to practice law, as attested to by a mental health professional approved by the Office of Attorney Ethics, and proof of successful completion of a course in law office management and four hours of continuing legal education courses beyond the number mandated by the Board on Continuing Legal Education; and it is further

ORDERED that on reinstatement to the practice of law, respondent shall practice under the supervision of a practicing attorney approved by the Office of Attorney Ethics until the further Order of the Court; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further

ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 1:20-20(c), respondent's failure to comply with the Affidavit of Compliance requirement of Rule 1:20-20(b)(15) may (1) preclude the Disciplinary Review Board from considering respondent's petition for reinstatement for a period of up to six months from the date respondent files proof of compliance; (2) be found to constitute a violation of RPC 8.1(b) and RPC 8.4(d); and (3) provide a basis for an action for contempt pursuant to Rule 1:10-2; and it is further

ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent's file as an attorney at law of this State; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs and actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of this matter, as provided in Rule 1:20-17.

WITNESS, the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 5th day of September, 2018.

/s/


CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT