On Wednesday, July 28, 2023, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered the temporary suspension of attorney Marc W. Nuzzo over his guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a fatal crash in 2018.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Marc W. Nuzzo a/k/a Marc William Nuzzo,” case no. 98 DB 2023.

Nuzzo was sentenced in McKean County Court on April 12, 2023, to a period of incarceration ranging from 24 to 72 months in state prison, along with 2 years of consecutive probation, for his involvement in a fatal crash that occurred on 219 near Mead Run in 2018. The jury had previously found him guilty of all misdemeanors and felonies related to the incident, but they could not unanimously agree on the charges of involuntary manslaughter or homicide by vehicle in connection to the death of Stanley “Guy” Austin, the driver of the other car involved in the collision.

According to the court document, the temporary suspension was in consideration of the Joint Petition to Temporarily Suspend Nuzzo filed by the parties in relation to the disciplinary charges, pursuant to Pa.R.D.E 2124(d)(5), which states:

At any time before a plea or verdict or after a guilty plea or verdict of guilt in the criminal proceeding, Disciplinary Counsel and the respondent-attorney may file with the Court a joint petition for temporary suspension of the respondent-attorney on the ground that the respondent-attorney’s temporary suspension is in the best interest of the respondent and the legal system.

Accordingly, the Court has granted the parties’ petition to temporarily suspend Nuzzo, ruling in favor of imposing disciplinary action against him.

The Order reads:

“AND NOW, this 28th day of July 2023, the Joint Petition to Temporarily Suspend an Attorney is granted, and Marc W. Nuzzo a/k/a Marc William Nuzzo is placed on temporary suspension. . . Respondent shall comply with all the provisions of Pa.R.D.E 217.”

Mr. Nuzzo has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 2002, license no. 89065.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.