On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted the Agreed Disposition imposing a 90-day suspension against Attorney Jason Meyer Krumbein.

The case is titled ‘In the Matter of Jason Meyer Krumbein’ with case no. 23-033-126850.

The alleged charges against Attorney Krumbein are violations of Rule 1.2, Rule 1.3 (a), Rule 1.4 (a)(b) and (c), Rule 1.6 (d), and Rule 8.1 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, which provide that:

 A lawyer shall abide by a client’s decisions concerning the objectives of representation, subject to paragraphs (b),(c), and(d), and shall consult with the client as to the means by which they are to be pursued. A lawyer shall abide by a client’s decision, after consultation with the lawyer, whether to accept an offer of settlement of a matter. In a criminal case, the lawyer shall abide by the client’s decision, after consultation with the lawyer, as to a plea to be entered, whether to waive jury trial, and whether the client will testify.

 A lawyer shall act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client.

 A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.

  A lawyer shall explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation.

 A lawyer shall inform the client of facts pertinent to the matter and of communications from another party that may significantly affect the settlement or resolution of the matter.

 Upon termination of representation, a lawyer shall take steps to the extent reasonably practicable to protect a client’s interests, such as giving reasonable notice to the client, allowing time for employment of other counsel, refunding any advance payment of a fee that has not been earned and handling records as indicated in paragraph(e).

 An applicant for admission to the bar, or a lawyer already admitted to the bar, in connection with a bar admission application, any certification required to be filed as a condition of maintaining, or in connection with a disciplinary matter, shall not: (a) knowingly make a false statement of material act. “

The Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct can be viewed here.

The agreed disposition stated that Jason Meyer Krumbein was found in violation of the above-cited Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

On July 5, 2022, Mr. Sohani and his wife met with Attorney Jason Meyer Krumbein, who practiced as Krumbein Consumer Legal Services (KCLS). They provided copies of the Warrants in Debt to Krumbein and were informed that he would attempt to settle the cases before the trial date of August 12, 2022.

However, after receiving a flat fee of $2,400 for his legal services and subsequent monthly payments of $200 for 11 months, Attorney Krumbein failed to settle the American Express Cases. He failed to inform the District Court about his representation, nor did he contact the opposing attorney to negotiate a settlement. After the series of inaction on Attorney Krumbein’s part, the client sought an update to which Attorney Krumbein failed to respond.

Based on these violations and after considering various factors, the Disciplinary Board accepted the Agreed Disposition and imposed a 90-day suspension on Jason Meyer Krumbein’s law license, effective from September 19, 2023. The memorandum order also outlined additional requirements for Krumbein, including providing notice of the suspension to his clients and making necessary arrangements for the disposition of pending matters. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in further sanctions, such as revocation or additional suspension. Costs were also assessed to be paid by Krumbein, and copies of the order were mailed to him and the Assistant Bar Counsel.

The disposition reads:

“WHEREFORE, upon consideration of the Agreed Disposition, the Certification, Respondent’s Answer, a letter from the Clerk to the Respondent, and Respondent’s Disciplinary Record, the arguments of the parties, and after due deliberation,

It is ORDERED that the Disciplinary Board accepts the Agreed Disposition, and the Respondent shall receive 90 days of Suspension, as set forth in the Agreed Disposition, which is attached and incorporated in this Memorandum Order.”

Attorney Jason Meyer Krumbein obtained his law degree in 1998 from the  Ohio Northern University – Claude W. Pettit College of Law. He owns and manages Krumbein Consumer Legal Services, Inc. More info on Attorney Krumbein’s bio is available on LinkedIn.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.