Rejecting a recommendation of disbarment, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday suspended veteran litigator David Gross for three months for not telling his law firm partners about a $50,000 bonus from a satisfied client.

The court found a lack of “clear and convincing” evidence that Gross failed to safeguard funds or knowingly misappropriated funds in violation of Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 (a) and (b), as the Disciplinary Review Board had found.