On November 29, 2023, the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division Second Judicial Department issued a ruling suspending attorney Evan J. Krame from practicing law for three years based on disciplinary actions previously taken against him by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Evan J. Krame” with case no. 2022-00033.

Krame faced allegations of professional misconduct related to his role as a court-appointed trustee for three special needs trusts. The disciplinary proceedings began with an order to show cause dated February 16, 2023, directing Krame to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him based on a final order from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals filed on November 3, 2022.

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals suspended Krame for 18 months, citing various violations of professional conduct rules. The charges included making false statements to a tribunal, knowingly violating obligations to a tribunal, dishonesty, and serious interference with the administration of justice. Krame had served as the trustee for trusts benefiting severely disabled minors, and the violations stemmed from issues related to his compensation and disclosure of time records.

In its findings, the court detailed instances where Krame had violated rules and attempted to mislead the probate court in the District of Columbia. This included inappropriate billing practices, failure to disclose time records, and altering entries in billing software following an unsuccessful appeal.

The New York Supreme Court, considering the findings of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, determined that reciprocal discipline was warranted. The court concluded that Krame’s actions, some of which were intentional, warranted a three-year suspension from the practice of law, effective December 29, 2023. The suspension prohibits Krame from applying for reinstatement earlier than June 29, 2026.

According to Avvo, Mr. Krame is a trusts attorney in Rockville, Maryland. He attended the George Washington University Law School, graduating in 1982. He obtained his law license in New York in 1983.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.