Censure for New Jersey Lawyer Stated to Have Uncared for Consumer

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Censure for New Jersey Lawyer Said to Have Neglected Client

A New Jersey attorney charged with “gross neglect” in her representation of a client was censured by the state’s highest court after she failed to respond to the ethics complaint filed against her.

Citing a report from its disciplinary review board, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed July 6 that in addition to neglect, Frances Ann Hartman failed to diligently represent her client, provide her client with a written fee statement, and cooperate with the disciplinary board.

The Moorestown, N.J., lawyer was engaged by a woman in August 2017 to resolve a monetary issue relating to her divorce, the board’s…