SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY
D-79 September Term 2012
IN THE MATTER OF
WILFRID LeBLANC, JR.,
AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
(Attorney No. 048591997)
The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 12-275, concluding on the record certified to the Board pursuant to Rule 1:20-4(f)(default by respondent) that WILFRID LeBLANC, JR., formerly of ROSELLE, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1998, and who has been suspended from the practice of law since February 6, 2008, should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of two years for violating RPC 1.1(a)(gross neglect), RPC 1.2(d)(counseling or assisting a client in conduct that the attorney knows to be illegal, criminal or fraudulent), RPC 1.15(b)(failure to promptly disburse funds to a client or third party), RPC 4.1(a)(false statement of material fact or law to a third person), RPC 8.1(b)(failure to cooperate with disciplinary authorities), RPC 8.4(b)(commission of a criminal act that reflects adversely on the attorney’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer), and RPC 8.4(c)(conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation), and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that WILFRID LeBLANC, JR., is suspended from the practice of law for a period of two years, and until the further Order of the Court, effective immediately; 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 continue to 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 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 24th day of April, 2013.
CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT
Filed: April 25, 2013