SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY
D-49 September Term 2013
073727

IN THE MATTER OF
WILLIAM E. GAHWYLER, JR.,
AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
(Attorney No. 018291990)

ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 13-195, concluding on the record certified to the Board pursuant to Rule 1:20-4(f)(default by respondent), that WILLIAM E. GAHWYLER, JR., of MIDLAND PARK, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1990, and who has been suspended from the practice of law since February 22, 2013, should be censured for violating RPC 1.15(d)(recordkeeping violations) and RPC 8.1(b)(failure to cooperate with disciplinary authorities, and good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that WILLIAM E. GAHWYLER, JR., is hereby censured; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent shall continue to be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension, and shall 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 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 25th day of March, 2014.

Mark Neary
CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT

Filed: March 27, 2014