Ethics law

Ethics Lawyer & Failed Character and Fitness Defense in Pennsylvania

Disciplinary Matters | Attorney Reinstatement Matters | Client Security Fund Claims

When an attorney is facing an ethical or licensing issue, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. At Hornstine Law, LLC, we provide attorneys and bar admission candidates competent and compassionate representation.

To arrange a private meeting, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 215-568-4968. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation.

Our Mission

Our attorneys will aggressively and competently resolve your ethics and licensing issue before the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. No ethical or licensing matter should be taken lightly. We treat all of our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Our Services

We will assist attorneys with disciplinary matters, attorney reinstatement matters, and client security fund claims. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on these topics.

Further, we assist bar admission candidates, who are facing a Character and Fitness hearing.

More detail:

When an attorney receives a disciplinary complaint, it is important not to panic. You need an experienced attorney who understands the disciplinary process and the consequences that a disciplinary complaint can have for a member of the Bar.  You also need an attorney with knowledge of how the potential loss of an attorney’s license or how the mere existence of a complaint can have serious consequences that are unrelated to the practice of law.  More importantly, you need an attorney who will help minimize the pressure that often occurs when a complaint is received.  By allowing us to “do the worrying” for you, our clients can better focus on their law practice.  We will always be available for the client during this very difficult period of a disciplinary investigation and hearing.

Moreover, our attorneys understand the practice areas which are commonly the subject of a disciplinary complaint.  This sets Hornstine Law, LLC apart from other law firms that do not understand what it means to have a practice in education law, family law, criminal law, personal injury law, or commercial litigation.

In addition to disciplinary problems, we are skilled in helping former attorneys in the reinstatement process.

This includes attorneys that are on inactive status, retired, administratively suspended and attorneys that are seeking reinstatement following disciplinary action. Again, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to help formulate the best strategy in preparing for reinstatement whether it is due to disbarment or other reasons.

Similarly, we have years of experience in dealing with the Client Security Fund.   We know the issues and strategies for resolving a complaint before it is referred to the Disciplinary Board.

When you hire us, you can be assured that we will immediately begin to build a strategy to secure the best outcome for you.

Contact Our Office

Hornstine Law, LLC offers every client a free consultation.  In order to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced licensing attorneys, please contact our office at 215-568-4968.  We are available for consultations before and after business hours and on the weekend upon request.