On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility recommended that John M. Burkman, Jr, be disbarred from practicing law on consent.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of John Burkman Jr,” with case no. 23-BG-0980.

Burkman had submitted an affidavit agreeing to disbarment on January 17, 2024, in response to disciplinary proceedings brought against him. Burkman was temporarily suspended from practicing law on December 5, 2023, after pleading guilty to telecommunications fraud in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas. The D.C. Court of Appeals had directed the Board to investigate whether the offense involved moral turpitude under local law.

By agreeing to disbarment, Burkman avoided a formal proceeding to determine if his crime crossed the moral turpitude threshold. The Board stated it would not pursue the moral turpitude issue further if the Court accepted its disbarment recommendation. Burkman’s disbarment is not considered effective for reinstatement purposes until he files an affidavit complying with local rules about disbarred attorneys.

According to avvo.com, Mr, Burkman Jr. is an attorney in Arlington, Virginia. He acquired his law license in the District of Columbia in 1999.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.