In the cases listed below, there are disciplinary proceedings pending. Files in these cases are a matter of public record and available for examination at the Office of the Professional Responsibility Board, 1st Floor of the Supreme Court Building, 111 State Street, Montpelier.

Pending Public Disciplinary Matters

Adams, Carolyn
Respondent’s Counsel: N/A
Disciplinary Counsel: Katz, Sarah
Docket Number: PRB Docket Nos. 2019-014 and 015
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On December 18, 2018, a Petition of Misconduct was filed; assigned to Hearing Panel on December 21, 2018. On March 7, 2019 Disciplinary Counsel filed Memorandum of Law in Support of Public Reprimand and Reimbursement of Fees; a List of Evidence for Sanctions Hearing; and pre-marked Exhibits DC-1 And DC-2. On February 25, 2019, the Hearing Panel issued its Decision on Motion to Deem Charges Admitted and Notice of Hearing.

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Adamski, Stacey
Respondent’s Counsel: Davis, Christopher L.
Disciplinary Counsel: Katz, Sarah
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2018-088; SCT Docket No. 2019-035
Status: SUPREME COURT - ON APPEAL. On January 23, 2019, Hearing Panel Decision No. 221 recommending a public reprimand was filed with the Supreme Court. On January 29, 2019, the Supreme Court ordered review on its own motion.

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Dworkin, Jeremy
Respondent’s Counsel: N/A
Disciplinary Counsel: Katz, Sarah
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2019-009
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On December 18, 2018, a Petition of Misconduct was filed; assigned to Hearing Panel on December 26, 2018. On April 18, 2019 Disciplinary Counsel filed Witness List and Consolidated List of Exhibits. Merits hearing is scheduled for June 4, 2019, commencing at 9 a.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the Rutland Superior Court, Civil Division, 83 Center Street.

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Fink, Melvin
Respondent’s Counsel: David Sleigh

Disciplinary Counsel: Sarah Katz
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2019-012
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On February 20, 2019 a Petition of Misconduct was filed. Hearing Panel was assigned on February 27, 2019. Respondent’s Counsel filed an Answer with a Request for Stay of the Proceedings on February 27, 2019. Disciplinary Counsel filed no objection to stay on February 28, 2019. On March 8, Hearing Panel issued an Order requesting information filed in the criminal proceeding and any terms or conditions or release pending trial. On March 8, 2019, Respondent’s Counsel filed the Information and Conditions of Release in State v. Melvin Fink, Docket No. 124-1-19, as ordered by the Hearing Panel. On March 28, 2019 the Hearing Panel filed a Ruling on Request to Stay granting the motion with conditions. On March 29, 2019, Disciplinary Counsel filed a Motion for Reconsideration. The Motion was joined by Respondent. On May 3, 2019, the Hearing Panel issued a ruling on the motion amending the Panel’s March 28, 2019 decision.

Documentation:

 

Klingler, Amy L.
Respondent’s Counsel: n/a
Disciplinary Counsel:  Katz, Sarah
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2018-018
Supreme Court Docket No. 2017-320
Status: INTERIM SUSPENSION.  A Supreme Court E.O. dated September 7, 2017, immediately suspended Respondent on an in interim basis.

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Moll, Christopher
Respondent’s Counsel: n/a
Disciplinary Counsel: Katz, Sarah
Docket No. 2019-032
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On January 17, 2019, the parties filed a joint stipulation of facts and joint proposed conclusions of law. The case was assigned to a hearing panel on January 17, 2019.
Disciplinary Counsel filed a memorandum of law in support of a public reprimand on February 15, 2019, which was followed on February 19, 2019 by Respondent’s Sanction Memo in Support of Admonition. On March 8, 2019, the Hearing Panel issued Decision 223 publicly reprimanding the respondent. The decision is currently under 30 day review by the Vermont Supreme Court under docket number 2019-087.

Documentation:

 

Pannu, Jasdeep
Respondent’s Counsel: Michael J. Straub
Disciplinary Counsel: Katz, Sarah
Docket Nos. 2018-113, 115 and 134
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. A Petition of Misconduct was filed on October 3, 2018. On February 25, 2019, Respondent’s Counsel filed a Motion to Withdraw as Counsel. This was followed by a letter, submitted by Respondent’s Counsel on March 11, 2019 regarding Respondent retaining new counsel. On March 14, Notice of Appearance as Attorney and Certificate of Service were filed on behalf of the respondent by Michael J. Straub, Esq. On March 19, 2019 the Hearing Panel filed an Order granting the Motion to Withdraw and the Substitution of appearance. On March 21, Respondent’s Counsel filed a Motion to Extend Deadlines and Other Dates. The Hearing Panel filed an Order granting the motion on March 27, 2019. A pretrial conference will be held by telephone on June 6, 2019.

Documentation:

 

Sherer, Michelle
Respondent’s Counsel: N/A
Disciplinary Counsel: Katz, Sarah
Docket No. 2019-037

Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. A Petition of Misconduct was filed on  February 6, 2019. The case has been assigned to a Hearing Panel. On March 7, 2019 Disciplinary Counsel filed a Motion to Deem Charges Admitted with Exhibits DC-1 and DC-2. On April 30, 2019, the Hearing Panel issued a decision to deem charges admitted and a notice of hearing. A sanctions hearing is scheduled for June 13, 2019.

Documentation:

 

Watts, Norman
Respondents Counsel: N/A
Disciplinary Counsel: Katz, Sarah
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2019-006
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. Stipulation of Facts and Jointly Proposed Conclusion of Law, and Joint Exhibits 1 and 2 were filed on February 21, 2019. Disciplinary Counsel filed a Memorandum recommending Public Reprimand and Certificate of Service on February 22, 2019. Respondents Memorandum was filed on February 26, 2018. A Hearing Panel was assigned on February 28, 2109.

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Wysolmerski, Sigismund
Respondent’s Counsel: N/A
Disciplinary Counsel: Katz, Sarah
Docket No. 2018-069
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. A Petition of Misconduct was filed on September 26, 2018. The case has been assigned to a Hearing Panel. A hearing was scheduled for May 2, 2019. On February 15, 2019 Disciplinary Counsel filed a Request for Resolution of Discovery Dispute with Certificate of Service, followed on February 19th with an Amended Certificate of Service.  A hearing was held on March 14, 2019 in response to the Request. On March 25, 2019 the Hearing Panel filed an order with an April 1, 2019 deadline for production of documents. On Friday, March 29, 2019 Disciplinary Counsel filed a Witness list and parties Consolidated List of Exhibits. On Monday, April 1, 2019 Respondent filed a Witness List and Certificate of Service. On May 2, the merits hearing was held. The Hearing Panel issued a Post Hearing Scheduling Order on May 7th, 2019.

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