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Lawyer disbarred for abandoning clients to ‘play jazz’

A New Jersey lawyer has been disbarred for dropping work on two bankruptcy cases, vanishing from New Jersey and keeping retainers of $1,500 and $1,410.

One of the clients learned that lawyer James Peter Byrne had moved through the lawyer’s Facebook page, according to a report by the New Jersey Supreme Court Disciplinary Review Board.

Byrne wrote that he was closing his law office and moving to Washington state to “play jazz.”

Read the source article at abajournal.com

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