On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Arizona accepted an agreement for discipline by consent in the matter of attorney Eddie A. Pantiliat. Pantiliat admitted to violating professional conduct rules and agreed to a reprimand, probation, and payment of costs.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Eddie A. Pantiliat,” with case no. PDJ 2022-9048.

According to the agreement for discipline by consent, the violations stemmed from Mr. Pantiliat’s representation of a plaintiff in civil litigation, where he had communications with one of the defendants, Jennifer Daly, which led to his disqualification from the representation and the award of attorney’s fees against him and his client.

The PDJ found that Mr. Pantiliat violated his duties to his client, the legal system, and the legal profession and that there was actual injury to Ms. Daly and potential injury to her co-defendant. The PDJ had also found that there were aggravating factors, including prior disciplinary offenses, a pattern of misconduct, multiple offenses, and substantial experience in the practice of law. However, the PDJ had accepted the negotiated agreement as minimally adequate to achieve the recognized goals of the attorney disciplinary system, given Ms. Daly’s likely inability to testify.

Under the terms of the agreement, Mr. Pantiliat was reprimanded and placed on probation for one year. He was required to complete six hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs that addressed the conduct implicated by the underlying bar charge. Mr. Pantiliat was also required to pay the costs and expenses of the State Bar of Arizona in the amount of $2,011.50 within 30 days.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Pantiliat is a personal injury attorney in Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended the Whittier College School of Law. He acquired his law license in Arizona in 1993.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.