On Friday, March 31, 2023, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered the disbarment of District of Columbia attorney Steven Bernard Fabrizio for the latter’s conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude.

The case is styled “In the Matter of Steven B. Fabrizio a/k/a Steven Bernard Fabrizio,” and was brought by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel under case no. 8 DB 2023.

On December 8, 2022, Mr. Fabrizio was disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia over his felony conviction. The disbarment arose from Fabrizio’s guilty plea to one count each of blackmail and third-degree sexual abuse before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on July 30, 2019.  He was sentenced to a total of 30 months of incarceration on January 7, 2022, with all but 12 months of that time suspended on the condition that Fabrizio successfully completes three years of supervised probation for sexually abusing and blackmailing a woman he met through a dating website.

Based on the aforementioned facts and Mr. Fabrizio’s failure to respond to a Notice and Order directing him to provide reasons against the imposition of reciprocal discipline, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposed the same sanction as that imposed in the District of Columbia.

The Order reads:

“. . . Steven B. Fabrizio, a/k/a Steven Bernard Fabrizio, is disbarred from the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He shall comply with the provisions of Pa.R.D.E.217.”

Prior to being disbarred, Mr. Farbrizio practiced in Washington, District of Columbia. He was the former general counsel of the Motion Picture Association of America. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Fabrizio has been admitted to the District of Columbia, New York, and the Pennsylvania Bars. His info can be found on Avvo.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.