IN RE: Keith T. Smith

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Supreme Court of New Jersey.

IN RE: Keith T. Smith, an Attorney at Law (Attorney No. 024721989)

Decided: January 27, 2017

ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court pursuant to Rule 1:20–15(k) a recommendation (DRB 16–424) that KEITH T. SMITH of EGG HARBOR, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1989, be suspended from the practice of law and compelled to pay a monetary sanction to the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for failure to comply with the determination of the District I Fee Arbitration Committee in District Docket No.I–2015–0037F, and good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that KEITH T. SMITH be temporarily suspended from the practice of law, effective February 28, 2017, and until respondent complies with the determination of the District I Fee Arbitration Committee in Docket No. I–2015–0037F, pays a sanction of $500 to the Disciplinary Oversight Committee, and until the further Order of the Court;  provided, however, this Order shall be vacated automatically if the Disciplinary Review Board reports to the Court that respondent has satisfied all obligations under this Order prior to the effective date of the suspension;  and it is further

ORDERED that if respondent seeks to be heard on this matter, he shall file with the Clerk of the Court within ten days of the file date of this Order a written request for the issuance of an Order to Show Cause;  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 be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension and comply with Rule 1:20–20.