Jeffrey Piccola, Esquire To Receive a Reprimand
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court and Jeff Piccola, Esquire have reached an agreement—Piccola will admit mistakes he made while practicing law in his private practice, take a reprimand, and that will be the end of the fourteen charges of professional misconduct filed against the retiring Senator.
The complaints filed against Piccola accused him of simultaneously representing an heir-hunting firm, Klemp & Associates as well as potential heirs themselves. That is, Piccola personally contacted the heirs and told them he was their attorney, asking them to sign Limited Power of Attorney forms so he, Piccola, could collect and then distribute the shares of the assets, after taking out the fees, of course. Hence, the claim of conflict of interest.
Other charges included those involving misrepresentations of rate fees, soliciting clients, and deceit
Piccola’s formal Answer detailed a series of denials of all charges against him and declared his activities were “completely legal and ethical.”
In the letter below, he explains his wrongdoing was merely a mistake of “misreading the rules.” The October 24th hearing on the matter will no longer take place. Instead, Piccola will be scheduled at one point to publicly read a statement of his admittance.
Below is the letter, Jeff Piccola sent to his PA Senate colleagues.
For more on the initial charges, read About Those Senator Jeff Piccola Charges….