On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island ruled on the disciplinary charges against Providence attorney John S. Ciolli. The ruling disbarred on consent Ciolli from the practice of law.
The case, titled In the Matter of John S. Ciolli, was brought by the Disciplinary Board, case no. 2022-364-M.P.
According to the filing:
“On December 19, 2022, pursuant to Article III, Rule 13 of the Supreme Court Rules of Disciplinary Procedure for Attorneys, the respondent, John S. Ciolli, filed an affidavit with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court setting forth that he is aware that he is the subject of an investigation into professional misconduct. The respondent’s affidavit sets forth that he freely and voluntarily consents to disbarment, and that he is fRhodeully aware of the implications of submitting his consent. On December 30, 2022, Disciplinary Counsel filed respondent’s affidavit with the Court.”
With the foregoing facts and discussion, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, upon its review of Ciolli’s affidavit concluded that an order disbarring Ciolli is appropriate.
The disposition reads:
“Accordingly, pursuant to Article III, Rule 13, it is hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed that the respondent, John S. Ciolli, be and is hereby disbarred on consent from engaging in the practice of law.
Mr. John S. Ciolli had been licensed in Rhode Island.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.