The clang of a closing jail cell door on Aug. 28 may have finally stopped Philip M. Hart from appearing to practice law — and misappropriating his former clients’ funds.

The New Haven, Conn., solo’s collapsing practice won him the headline moniker, “King of Nonsuits,” after he was sued by multiple clients. He filed for bankruptcy in January 2005, had his law license suspended on April 11, 2005, and in June 2005 voluntarily resigned, waiving any right to reapply for bar licensure.

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