SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY
D-149 September Term 2012
072886

IN THE MATTER OF
KOWANA JOHNSON, a/k/a
KOWANA M. JOHNSON,
AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
(Attorney No. 011482002)

ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 12-411, recommending that KOWANA JOHNSON, a/k/a KOWANA M. JOHNSON, formerly of JERSEY CITY, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 2003, be disbarred for violating RPC 1.15(a) (knowing misappropriation of client trust funds) and the principles of In re Wilson, 81 N.J. 451 (1979);

And KOWANA JOHNSON, a/k/a KOWANA M. JOHNSON, having been ordered to show cause why she should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined, and good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that KOWANA JOHNSON, a/k/a KOWANA M. JOHNSON, be disbarred, effective immediately, and that her name be stricken from the roll of attorneys;

ORDERED that all funds, if any, currently existing or hereinafter deposited in any New Jersey financial institution maintained by KOWANA JOHNSON, a/k/a KOWANA M. JOHNSON, 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 KOWANA JOHNSON, a/k/a KOWANA M. JOHNSON, be and hereby is permanently restrained and enjoined from practicing law; and it is further

ORDERED that KOWANA JOHNSON, a/k/a KOWANA M. JOHNSON, 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.

WITNESS, the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this day of September, 2013.

Mark Neary
CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT

Filed: 9-18-2013