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Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct

PA Disciplinary Board Opinions

Prior to 2005, Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board decisions typically do not include the attorney's name. The case name is frequently In re: Anonymous or In the Matter of Anonymous or Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Anonymous.

Attorneys' names were included as part of the case name starting around 2005. The case name is frequently Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Attorney's Name.

Online

Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Disciplinary Opinions
"Search Opinions", 2001 - present. "Filter Court Postings", 1993 - present.
Select decisions do publish the attorney's name. If the attorney's name is included, the case name is frequently Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Attorney's Name. If the attorney's name is not included, the case name is frequently In re: Anonymous or In the Matter of Anonymous or Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Anonymous. If the attorney was disbarred on consent, the decision is sealed and may not be available on this website.

Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board - Look Up a PA Attorney
Searchable by attorney name. Includes information such as an attorney's status or whether an attorney has been subjected to public discipline. Public discipline information is updated within 24 business hours after the Order is received from the Supreme Court.

Onsite Print & Electronic

District and County Reports
Available on the library's Lexis computers and in print. If searching on Lexis, use the PA State Cases, Combined file.
Use to find cases prior to 2005. Decisions typically do not include the attorney's name. The case name is frequently In re: Anonymous or In the Matter of Anonymous or Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Anonymous.

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Searching Pennsylvania Cases on Lexis and Westlaw may bring back select Disciplinary Board Decisions. See the Pennsylvania Cases - Appellate Level and Pennsylvania Cases - Trial Level guides for more information.