IN RE: THOMAS ANDREW CLARK

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Supreme Court of New Jersey.

IN RE: THOMAS ANDREW CLARK, AN ATTORNEY AT LAW (Attorney No. 027911986)

078782

Decided: May 03, 2017

ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 16-111, recommending that THOMAS ANDREW CLARK of PERTH AMBOY, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1986, be disbarred for violating RPC 1.15(a) (knowing misappropriation of client funds), RPC 1.15(b)(failure to promptly turn over client funds or property), RPC 1.15(d) (recordkeeping violations), RPC 8.1(b)(failure to cooperate with disciplinary authorities), and the principles of In re Wilson, 81 N.J. 451 (1979), and In re Hollendonner, 102 N.J. 21 (1985) ;

And THOMAS ANDREW CLARK having been ordered to show cause why he should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined, and good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that THOMAS ANDREW CLARK be disbarred, effective immediately, and that his name be stricken from the roll of attorneys;

ORDERED that THOMAS ANDREW CLARK be and hereby is permanently restrained and enjoined from practicing law; and it is further

ORDERED that all funds, if any, currently existing or hereinafter deposited in any New Jersey financial institution maintained by THOMAS ANDREW CLARK pursuant to Rule 1:21-6 be restrained from disbursement except on application to this Court, for good cause shown, and shall be transferred by the financial institution to the Clerk of the Superior Court, who is directed to deposit the funds in the Superior Court Trust Fund pending the further Order of this Court; and it is further

ORDERED that THOMAS ANDREW CLARK comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with disbarred attorneys; 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 reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs and actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of this matter, as provided in Rule 1:20-17.