On Friday, January 19, 2024, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order suspending Attorney Marylin Jenkins Milner from practicing law in the state for 30 days.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Marylin Jenkins Milner, A/K/A Marylin Jenkins,” with case no. 157 DB 2023.
This suspension was ordered reciprocally based on a prior 30-day suspension imposed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 2022. According to the order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Jenkins failed to respond to a notice directing her to provide reasons for why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed based on her misconduct in D.C. The order indicates Jenkins goes by the names Marylin Jenkins and Marylin Jenkins Milner and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.
Jenkins’ suspension is in response to actions that also resulted in disciplinary rulings in New York. On December 28, 2023, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Third Judicial Department suspended Jenkins from practicing in New York for one year.
This New York suspension stemmed from Jenkins receiving a 30-day suspension from the D.C. Court of Appeals in 2022. The D.C. suspension was due to Jenkins falsifying employment documentation in 2016 and failing to disclose her disciplinary history when applying for a job in California in 2022.
The Appellate Division in New York considered Jenkins’ past issues, current D.C. and New York suspensions, and her failure to participate in the New York proceedings. As a result, the court suspended her license in New York for one year. Following these disciplinary actions against Jenkins, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania suspended the same as a form of reciprocal discipline.
The Disposition states:
“AND NOW, this 19th day of January 2024, having failed to respond to a Notice and Order directing her to provide reasons against the imposition of reciprocal discipline, Marylin Jenkins Milner, a/k/a Marylin Jenkins, is suspended from the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a period of 30 days.”
According to avvo.com, Attorney Marylin Jenkins is an environmental and natural resources attorney based in San Francisco, California. She attended the Loyola Law School. She acquired her law license in Pennsylvania in 2002.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.