A lawyer who was disciplined by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office for misconduct in a wrongful death lawsuit has been given another chance.
According to a statement issued by Pennsylvania Attorney Generals Office spokesperson Amy Rocha, a civil action against attorney David D. Ehrlichman is pending against the lawyer, and the matter has been referred to the State Bar of Pennsylvania for a review.
“David Ehrleman has received another opportunity to defend himself against misconduct charges against him, and has agreed to participate in the disciplinary proceeding,” the statement read.
Ehrlichmans attorney is also not involved in the case.
The attorney’s office said in a statement that the case is under review and that no further comment would be made until it was resolved.
The case against Ehrliess attorney was launched after a video was released in January of Ehrlieff telling a group of lawyers that he had been disciplined for “faking evidence” and “lying to the press.”
In the video, Ehrlister, who is not affiliated with the bar, is heard telling a lawyer that he has been reprimanded by his employer for “treating the public in an inappropriate manner.”
The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office issued a statement saying that it “found that Mr. Ehlman’s conduct was a serious breach of trust” and that the charges were dismissed without prejudice.
“Ehrliss attorney’s conduct resulted in the loss of his career, his license and the opportunity to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania,” the Pennsylvania attorney generals office said.
“Our office was able to pursue these charges because of his extensive experience and professional accomplishments in law enforcement and criminal justice.
Ehringmans actions did not meet our standards of professional conduct and we are continuing our investigation.”
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is a Democrat who has taken on a number of high-profile cases, including the wrongful death suit against the Pittsburgh Steelers over the deaths of star linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and linebacker James Harrison.
Echols attorney was named to the bar in 2014, but he was removed from the bench for his actions in the Harrison case.
Echolls attorneys disciplinary record is not as impressive as those of Ehlmans lawyers.
In 2016, Echols disciplinary record included a recommendation that he be reprimanded for “deficient and misleading” evidence that the defense team had provided in their initial trial.
Ehlstens attorney was also reprimanded and subsequently removed from his post after he admitted to falsely telling the court that his client had killed Harrison.
He was also fired from his law firm in April 2017.
Eichols attorney is not a member of the bar and has not yet been reprimand or dismissed from his position.
Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane and Echliff’s lawyers have had a rocky relationship.
The two have been at odds over a number issues, including Kane’s office’s decision to dismiss a case against an alleged murderer.
In 2018, Kane’s attorney, David W. Condon, filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania AG’s office, alleging that the AG’s attorneys office retaliated against him for reporting on misconduct by the attorney general.
Kane responded to the complaint by announcing in October that she had fired the attorney who filed the suit against her office.
“I fired him, because he did not act professionally,” Kane said at the time.
“He had an inappropriate relationship with me.”
“It is unfortunate that the office did not have a better understanding of what Mr. Candon was doing and how his conduct had affected our case, but the AG is aware that the attorney has a good reputation,” Kane continued.