On Thursday, October 12, 2023, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order disbarring attorney David Tevis Shulick from the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The disbarment was based on Shulick’s criminal conviction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he was found guilty of conspiracy to embezzle from a program receiving federal funds, embezzlement of federal funds, and wire fraud.
The case is entitled “Office of the Disciplinary Counsel v. David Tevis Shulick,” with case no. 117 DB 2018.
Shulick tendered his resignation from the practice of law on September 26, 2018, in conformity with Pa.R.D.E. 215, which allows for the resignation of a licensed attorney in lieu of disciplinary action. In his resignation statement, Shulick acknowledged that he was aware of the implications of his resignation and that he was not being subjected to coercion or duress. He also acknowledged that he had retained counsel to represent him in the matter.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania accepted Shulick’s resignation and ordered that it be treated as a disbarment retroactive to September 11, 2018, the date of his temporary suspension. The Court also ordered Shulick to comply with the provisions of Pa.R.D.E. 217, which include notice, withdrawal, resignation, trust account, and cease-and-desist provisions.
Shulick’s disbarment is a consequence of his criminal conviction, which stemmed from his involvement in a scheme to embezzle funds from a program that received federal funds. His actions violated the trust placed in him as a licensed attorney and demonstrated a lack of fitness to practice law.
The Disposition states:
“AND NOW, this 12th day of October 2023, upon consideration of the Verified Statement of Resignation, David Tevis Shulick is disbarred on consent from the Bar of this Commonwealth, retroactive to September 1 1, 2018. See Pa.R.D.E. 215. Respondent shall comply with the provisions of Pa.R.D.E. 217 and pay costs to the Disciplinary Board.”
According to avvo.com, Mr. Shulick is a litigation attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law. He acquired his law license in Pennsylvania in 1995.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.