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SOFEN, Frederick C.-Notice of Reprimand-Effective November 25, 1987 12/16/1987
DR 1-102(A)4,6) by representing to his client that a lawsuit had been instituted on the client's behalf in Wayne County Circuit Court when, in fact, there was no reasonabl...
Concepts: client ; reasonable basis ; Circuit Court ; Dated ; amount ; Costs ; progressing ; suit ; Respondent
Type: Notice
City: Livonia
County: Wayne
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SOFEN, Frederick C.--Effective January 10, 1989 1/10/1989
1) Reprimand; 2) Effective January 10, 1989. Based upon the evidence presented and the admissions of the respondent, the panel concluded that the respondent entered his...
Concepts: respondent ; panel ; reprimand ; Professional Responsibility ; evidence presented ; amount ; Costs ; majority ; subsequent ; appearance
Type: Notice
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SOFEN, Frederick C.--Effective April 15, 1994 4/15/1994
Attorney Grievance Commission. Respondent was retained to handle a real estate matter involving the purchase of a home and was paid a $420 retainer. He pled no contest to...
Concepts: clients ; Respondent ; unearned portion ; fee ; matters ; suspension ; motion ; allegations ; opposing counsel ; filing requirements ; criminal convictions ; formal complaint ; post-conviction relief ; properly recorded ; terms of the stipulation
Type: Notice
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SOFEN, Frederick--Effective August 15, 1994 8/15/1994
2) Effective August 15, 1994. The respondent failed to answer the consolidated formal complaints and failed to appear at the scheduled hearing before a hearing panel. The...
Concepts: hearing panel ; respondent ; formal complaints ; unearned fee ; client ; amount ; discipline ; proceedings conducted ; Supreme Court ; day suspension ; Grievance Administrator ; divorce judgment ; constituted admissions
Type: Notice
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SOFEN, Frederick C.--Effective August 05, 1995 8/5/1995
2) Effective August 5, 1995. Respondent was suspended from the practice of law in Michigan for 120 days effective April 15, 1994, and for one year effective August 15, 1994.
Concepts: practice of law ; respondent ; Michigan Rules ; disciplinary hearing ; opposing counsel ; divorce client ; panel found ; affidavits of compliance ; disqualification
Type: Notice
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SOFEN, Frederick C.--Effective December 14, 1995 12/14/1995
In February 1994, respondent was retained to represent a woman in a divorce matter and filed a Complaint for Divorce on her behalf. Effective April 15, 1994, respondent was...
Concepts: practice of law ; respondent ; divorce ; Formal Complaint ; amount ; pleadings ; attorney ; suspension ; Michigan continuously ; panel ordered ; disciplinary hearing ; services performed ; second retention ; retainer fee ; remained counsel of record
Type: Notice
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SOFEN, Frederick C.--Effective January 11, 1996 1/11/1996
2) Effective January 11, 1996. Respondent was retained represent the plaintiff/husband in divorce proceedings. The panel found, by default, that respondent neglected the...
Concepts: practice of law ; respondent ; panel ; amount ; Michigan ; fee ; disciplinary hearing ; support obligations ; prior suspension ; opposing counsel ; divorce proceedings ; complainants ; restitution ; enforcement
Type: Notice
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SOFEN, Frederick C.--Effective August 22, 1996 8/22/1996
Respondent was retained to represent complainant in a divorce action. Complainant's ex-husband later failed to comply with the judgment of divorce. Complainant contacted...
Concepts: complainant ; respondent ; divorce ; show cause ; suspension ; amount ; law ; counsel ; continuously suspended ; panel ordered ; disciplinary hearing ; Formal Complaints ; alleged services ; accepted payment ; restitution
Type: Notice
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