Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Tony F. Soltani, Esq.
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Docket No.: BAR#16-1
Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Date: February 11, 2016
Respondent: Tony F. Soltani, Esq.
Bar Number: 007363
Disposition/Conduct: Violate or attempt to violate either the MRPC or the Maine Bar Rules, Commit a criminal or unlawful act
This matter was initiated in response to the New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee's referral to Maine Bar Counsel the "Reissued Public Censure and Order on Costs" filed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee on October 20, 2015 in the matter of Soltani, Tony F. advs. Attorney Discipline Office - #13-023.
Tony F. Soltani, Esq. was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1991 but practices in New Hampshire and remains registered in the State of Maine on an inactive nonresident basis.
On January 14, 2016 the Board of Overseers of the Bar filed a Petition for Reciprocal Discipline under M. Bar R. 26(e) seeking a public reprimand as discipline substantially identical to the discipline imposed under the New Hampshire Order.
On January 27, 2016, this Court ordered that Attorney Soltani inform it in writing of any claim by him that imposition of discipline substantially identical to that imposed by the State of New Hampshire would be unwarranted. On February 1, 2016, Attorney Soltani filed with this Court his Notice of Non-Objection to the imposition of identical or near identical discipline by this Court.
Accordingly, pursuant to M. Bar R. 26(e), it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
- The Board of Overseers of the Bar's Petition for Reciprocal Discipline is hereby granted in all respects; and
- Effective immediately and pursuant to M. Bar R. 26(e), Tony F. Soltani, Esq. is now reprimanded in Maine for his violations of those portions of Maine's Rules of Professional Conduct that are analogous to Rules 8.4(b) and 8.4(a) of New Hampshire's Rules of Professional Conduct as stated in the New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee's Order of October 20, 2015.
DATED: February 11, 2016
Ellen A. Gorman
Maine Supreme Judicial Court