On Monday, May 15, 2023, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania suspended Sellersville attorney Craig Tyler Edwards over the latter’s conviction of theft charges.

The case is entitled “Office of the Disciplinary Counsel v. Craig Tyler Edwards,” with case #32 DB 2023.

The charges cited Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(b), which states that :

It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects.

According to court documents, Edwards was temporarily suspended by the Court on March 8, 2023, for allegedly taking payments totaling $56,250 for a property he did not own and was not authorized to sell. Edwards was charged and arraigned before a Bucks County District Court on October 7, 2021.

Additional theft charges were also brought against Edwards for stealing from a group of real estate companies he worked for by arranging for unauthorized rebates and having work done at his home and another home charged to the firms.

On March 21, 2023, through an Affidavit, Edwards admitted the allegations of misconduct filed against him. Edwards and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel jointly recommended to the Court the imposition of a one-year and one-day suspension from the practice of law, as the appropriate discipline for Edwards’ admitted misconduct.

In view of the foregoing facts, and upon consideration of the parties’ stipulation, the court ruled against Edwards in relation to the above-cited charges.

The Disposition reads:

“And now, this 15th day of May 2023, upon consideration of the Recommendation of the Three-Member Panel of the Disciplinary Board, the Joint Petition in Support of Discipline on Consent is granted, and Craig Tyler Edwards is suspended from the Bar of this Commonwealth for a period of one year and one day, retroactive to March 8, 2023. Respondent shall comply with all the provisions of Pa.R.D.E. 217 and pay costs to the Disciplinary Board. See Pa.R.D.E. 208(g).”

Prior to the suspension, Mr. Edwards maintained his law practice in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Regent University School of Law in 1996. He has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. His online bio can be found on LinkedIn.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.