On October 2, 2023, attorney Ihab Awad Ibrahim was reinstated to the practice of law by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, following a one-year suspension over negligent recordkeeping practices and improper solicitation of clients.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Ihab Awad Ibrahim,” case no. 088659.
Ibrahim’s suspension in April 2022 was the State’s Supreme Court response to a recommendation from the Office of Attorney Ethics, which conducted an investigation into Ibrahim’s conduct. The investigation found that Ibrahim had failed to properly maintain complete and accurate records of client funds, failed to reconcile his client trust fund for over three years, neglected a legal matter, and sent letters to potential clients containing false or misleading statements.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey found that Ibrahim’s actions demonstrated a lack of fitness to practice law and a disregard for the ethical standards of the legal profession. As a result, they suspended his license to practice law for one year, with a two-year period of supervision to follow.
However, after serving his suspension, the Court reinstated Ibrahim to the practice of law on October 2, 2023, following a recommendation by the Disciplinary Review Board.
His reinstatement was granted following a hearing before the Supreme Court, where he demonstrated that he had taken steps to address the issues that led to his suspension. Ibrahim presented evidence of his completion of continuing legal education courses and his implementation of new policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct
The Order of Reinstatement states that Ibrahim shall practice law under the supervision of a practicing attorney approved by the Office of Attorney Ethics for a period of two years and until further Order of the Court.
According to Avvo.com, Mr. Ihab Awad Ibrahim is a criminal defense attorney in Jersey City, New Jersey. He acquired his law license in New Jersey in 2013.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.