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Lawyer Fined for Angry Response to Process Server

Posted May 4, 2007 7:52 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A New Jersey judge has sanctioned a lawyer $403 for an “unlawyerlike” response to a process server who carried notice of a malpractice lawsuit.

The server claims lawyer Robert Conroy threw the document at him and threatened arrest for trespassing in his Bridgewater, N.J., law office, according to the New Jersey Law Journal.

Judge Paul Koenig Jr. said Conroy’s conduct was "ill-advised, unlawyerlike, and in my opinion, even outrageous."

Conroy, of Kern, Augustine, Conroy & Schoppmann, maintains the server barged past the receptionist and went into private areas of the law office. He has asked the judge to reconsider.

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