On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the Supreme Court of New Jersey suspended attorney John M. Mavroudis after engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of John M. Mavroudis,” and was brought by the Disciplinary Counsel with case no. DRB 22-151.

The charges cited New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct 3.3(a)(1), 3.4(c), 8.1(a), 8.4(b), 8.4(c), 8.4(d) which states:

Making a false statement of material fact to a tribunal.

Knowingly disobeying an obligation under the rules of a tribunal.

Making a false statement of material fact in a disciplinary matter.

Committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer.

Engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.

Engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

The Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.

Following the above-mentioned violations, the court has ordered the suspension of attorney John M. Mavroudis from the practice of law for a period of one year following his false statements during his deposition testimony, making false statements to the court in his certification, and making false statements to the OAE during its investigation. The case stemmed from GECC’s lawsuit against the respondent, his business, and his business partners for their failure to make required payments pursuant to a lease agreement for medical equipment.

The Decision states:

“The record clearly and convincingly demonstrated that respondent knowingly violated Judge Steele’s April orders and then lied about his actions in certifications to the court and in statements to the OAE. Therefore, the OAE maintained that a six-month suspension was the appropriate quantum of discipline for the respondent’s misconduct.”

The Decision continues:

“Furthermore, the OAE contended that the alleged fraudulent scheme of GECC, Tangible, and Cohen was irrelevant for purposes of disposing of the allegations contained within the ethics complaint, which consisted of allegations regarding respondent’s truthfulness in his certifications to the Superior Court; respondent’s truthfulness in his statements under oath; the propriety of respondent’s actions in arranging for the sale of the Picabia; and respondent’s false statements to the OAE during the ethics investigation. Thus, the OAE argued that the respondent’s misconduct was independent of whether fraud occurred in the underlying civil litigation and militated against delaying the ethics proceeding until the conclusion of the civil litigation.”

In lieu of the aforementioned facts and rules violated the court decided to suspend the respondent from the practice of law.

The Disposition states:

“It is ORDERED that John M. Mavroudis is suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year and until the further Order of the Court, effective July 3, 2023.”

Mr. Mavroudis attended the New York University School of Law. He practices in Oradell, New Jersey. He is licensed in New Jersey, with license no. 005071974. His info can be found on lawyersjustia.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.