On January 5, 2024, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania disbarred attorney Gregory M. Palumbo on consent after he submitted a Verified Statement of Resignation acknowledging pending misconduct allegations.

The case is entitled “Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Gregory M. Palumbo,” with case no. 41 DB 2018.

The one-paragraph order indicated Palumbo’s resignation was submitted under Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 215, which allows attorneys to resign during an investigation that could result in discipline. By resigning, Palumbo agreed to permanently relinquish his ability to practice law in Pennsylvania.

The disciplinary matter began in December 2023 when the Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a petition with the Disciplinary Board regarding Palumbo under Docket Nos. 2508 and 41 DB 2018. At the time, Palumbo had recently been convicted of multiple felony charges in Chester County stemming from a trial under case no. 15-CR-0000651-2022.

In his December 8 resignation statement, Palumbo referenced his criminal convictions for Robbery, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Terroristic Threats, and Firearms violations. He acknowledged these convictions, outlined in the Verdict Slip marked Exhibit A, formed the basis for allegations of professional misconduct.

Palumbo stated he could not defend himself successfully against misconduct charges linked to the criminal case. By resigning, he opted to forgo further disciplinary proceedings rather than face potential sanctions.

The order required Palumbo to abide by rules for resigned attorneys, such as notifying clients and opposing counsel of his disbarment. He must also pay all costs of the investigation to the Disciplinary Board.

Palumbo’s swift exit from the profession avoided damaging revelations about his conduct but acknowledged allegations from his criminal convictions warranted his permanent removal from practicing law.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Gregory M. Palumbo was a medical practice attorney. He graduated from the University of Delaware and acquired his law license in Pennsylvania in 1986.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.