On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a public reprimand for David Edward Mulock, an attorney based in Westmoreland County, for misconduct that occurred in September 2021.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of David Edward Mulock,” with case no. 158 DB 2023.
The charges cited Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(b) and Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforecement 203(b)(1) which states:
It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects.
The Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.
According to documents filed with the Disciplinary Board, Mulock attended the 2021 Westmoreland County Bench-Bar Conference held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort from September 15-17, 2021. On the evening of September 15, state police were called to the resort’s Bavarian Bar after Mulock was reported as being unruly inside the bar.
When police encountered Mulock in the parking lot, he refused their request to provide identification and show signs of intoxication. Despite orders to stop resisting, Mulock remained uncooperative and refused to enter the police vehicle once handcuffed. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.
On February 2, 2022, the District Attorney of Somerset County filed a criminal information against Mulock. On December 15, 2022, Mulock pled guilty in Somerset County Court to one count of disorderly conduct and the summary offense of public drunkenness. On February 21, 2023, the court sentenced Mulock to a one-year term of probation, fines, and court costs.
Mulock notified the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) of his arrest and conviction as required. On November 8, 2023, the ODC and Mulock jointly petitioned the Disciplinary Board consenting to a public reprimand as the appropriate discipline. They cited the precedent of similar cases receiving reprimands or short suspensions.
The three-member panel of the Disciplinary Board approved the joint petition. In its order, the Board subjected Mulock to a public reprimand as provided in the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement.
The Disposition states:
“ORDERED that DAVID EDWARD MULOCK be subjected to a PUBLIC REPRIMAND by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as provided in Rule 204(a) and Rule 205(c)(9) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement.”
According to avvo.com, Mr. Mulock is a consumer protection attorney in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He acquired his law license in Pennsylvania in 2014.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.