On Thursday, December 7, 2023, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued an order suspending Bruce E. Gardner, a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, from the practice of law indefinitely.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Bruce E. Gardner,” with case no. 23-PD-017.

In the order, the court granted a petition from DC Disciplinary Counsel on behalf of the Board on Professional Responsibility to suspend Mr. Gardner under Rule XI, Section 13 of the DC Bar Rules. The order notes that no opposition was filed in response to the petition.

As a result of the suspension, Mr. Gardner is prohibited from practicing law in the District of Columbia effective immediately. Any disciplinary matters he is presently involved in will be held in abeyance. The order also directs Mr. Gardner’s attention to Rules XI, Sections 14 and 16 of the DC Bar Rules regarding the obligations of suspended attorneys, such as notifying clients and opposing counsel of his suspension.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that the petition is granted and the respondent is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia, effective immediately, and any pending disciplinary matters are held in abeyance pursuant to D.C. Bar R. Xl, 13(g).”

According to Lawyer.com, Mr. Gardner attended the Syracuse University College of Law, graduating in 1978.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.