SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY
D-161 September Term 2012
073040

IN THE MATTER OF
KARIM K. ARZADI,
AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
(Attorney No. 012581987)

ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 13-040, concluding that KARIM K. ARZADI of PERTH AMBOY, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1987, should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months for violating RPC 3.3(a)(1) (knowingly making a false statement of material fact of law to a tribunal), RPC 3.3(a)(4) (knowingly offering false evidence), RPC 8.4(c) (conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation), and RPC 8.4(d) (conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice), and good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that KARIM K. ARZADI is suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months, and until the further Order of the Court, effective January 3, 2014; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further

ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 1:20-20(c), respondent’s failure to comply with the Affidavit of Compliance requirement of Rule 1:20-20(b)(15) may (1) preclude the Disciplinary Review Board from considering respondent’s petition for reinstatement for a period of up to six months from the date respondent files proof of compliance; (2) be found to constitute a violation of RPC 8.1(b) and RPC 8.4(c); and (3) provide a basis for an action for contempt pursuant to Rule 1:10-2; 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.

WITNESS, the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 3rd day of December, 2013.

Mark Neary
CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED: December 5, 2013