The case is Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. John Kelvin Conner, 29 DB 2018. The case involved a lawyer who encourged a client to execute a durable power of attorney, naming the lawyer as the agent. The client was an elderly woman who needed round the clock healthcare. Instead of acting in the interest of the client, the lawyer withdrew over $95,000 from her account to feed a gambling habit. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred the lawyer.
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B.A. University of Chicago, 1988, J.D. Harvard Law School, 1991, Clerk to the Honorable Michael S. Kanne, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1991-1992, Mayer Brown 1992-1996, Katten Muchin 1996-97, The Clinton Law Firm, 1997 -. I practice in the areas of commercial litigation, legal malpractice and legal ethics. View all posts by eclinton