On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania placed on temporary suspension Attorney Jason Guy Beardsley.
The case is titled ‘Office of the Disciplinary Counsel v. Jason Guy Beardsley’ with case number 122 DB 2023.
The order for suspension came after Attorney Beardsley failed to respond to the Court’s rule to Show Cause why he should not be placed under temporary suspension.
According to a report published by Fox56, Attorney Beardsley was suspended after stealing and telling a client to “go f**k yourself.” A criminal complaint was said to have been filed against the lawyer after his former client contacted Susquehanna County Detectives to report theft and harassment. Also, according to public records, Attorney Beardsley has criminal records dating as far back as 2021, including charges for harassment earlier in 2023 and a DUI in 2021.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has directed the President Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Susquehanna County and the Court of Common Pleas of Wayne County to take appropriate measures to safeguard the interests of Attorney Beardsley’s clients or fiduciary entities affected.
Additionally, all financial institutions holding Attorney Beardsley’s fiduciary funds are instructed to freeze the accounts until further action from an appropriate court. The order also mentions that Attorney Beardsley retains the right to petition for the dissolution or amendment of the order and to request an accelerated disposition of the charges against him. The order imposes public discipline and provides an exception to the confidentiality requirement regarding temporary suspension from the practice of law.
According to Avvo.com., Attorney Jason Guy Beardsley is a litigation attorney in Montrose, Pennsylvania. He attended the Cleveland State University – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, graduating in 2012. He acquired his license in Pennsylvania in 2013.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.