An attorney who allegedly fails to comply with a small claims judgment engages in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, in violation of Rule 8.4(4) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Doris Burtman sued Attorney David Partridge in Massachusetts small claims court. In December 2012, the Massachusetts court awarded Burtman $2,623. Burtman filed a grievance complaint, and Attorney Partridge allegedly failed to file an answer. The Statewide Grievance Committee found, by clear and convincing evidence, that the respondent attorney failed to honor the terms of a small claims judgment, in violation of Rule 3.4(3) of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, in violation of Rule 8.4(4). He also failed to file a response to the grievance complaint, in violation of Rule 8.1(2). The Statewide Grievance Committee ordered the respondent's presentment to the Superior Court for discipline.

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