In a decision handed down on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the Supreme Court of New Jersey reinstated attorney Charles E. Meaden to the practice of law, effective November 11, 2023. Meaden had been suspended for three years on August 11, 2000, as a result of a disciplinary action taken by the Court.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Charles E. Meaden,” with case no. 088357.

The Disciplinary Review Board, after careful consideration, recommended Meaden’s reinstatement, proposing specific conditions to ensure his compliance with legal standards. According to the Board’s suggestions, Meaden must fulfill Continuing Legal Education requisites for newly admitted attorneys before November 11, 2023.

The Court, finding merit in these recommendations and observing due cause, has issued the order for Meaden’s reinstatement, effective November 11, 2023. However, this reinstatement is contingent upon Meaden’s successful completion of the specified Continuing Legal Education requirements by the aforementioned date.

As an additional measure, Meaden is obligated to submit quarterly reports to the Office of Attorney Ethics regarding his practice of law within New Jersey. Should he engage in legal practice, it must be under the supervision of an attorney approved by the Office of Attorney Ethics, a condition that will endure for two years or until the Court issues further instructions.

The Disposition state:

“It is ORDERED that Charles E. Meaden is hereby reinstated to the practice of law, effective November 11, 2023, provided that the respondent has completed the Continuing Legal Education requirements for a newly admitted attorney prior to November 11, 2023.”

Mr. Meadan acquired his law license in New Jersey in 1982.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.