Kenneth Mr. Vercammen was included in the 2020 “Super Lawyers” list published by Thomson Reuters.

To schedule a confidential consultation, email us at, call or visit

(732) 572-0500

Monday, February 4, 2008

Eichen, Levinson & Crutchlow, LLP v. A. Kenneth Weiner

01-15-08 A-2794-06T5

We hold that an attorney-trustee who has been appointed
pursuant to Rule 1:20-19 to oversee the practice of a suspended
or disbarred lawyer is entitled to take possession of referral
fees otherwise due to the suspended or disbarred lawyer from a
certified civil trial attorney for matters that were referred to
the certified civil trial attorney before the suspension but
were completed thereafter. Such a result does not run afoul of
the prohibition in Rule 1:20-20(b)(13) on a suspended lawyer
sharing in legal fees earned by another lawyer after the
disciplined lawyer has been suspended.