People v. Park.
No. 19PDJ057. 9/4/2020. Opinion Imposing Sanctions.
A hearing board suspended Matthew S. Park (attorney registration number 31715) for one year and one day, with three months served and the remainder stayed upon the successful completion of a two-year period of probation, with conditions. The suspension took effect on October 27, 2020.
Park was administratively suspended from the practice of law in 2015. During his administrative suspension, he accepted a personal injury matter for a client. Park settled the client’s matter in January 2019, depositing the settlement funds directly into his operating account. In doing so, he commingled his personal funds with those of his client and of third-party lien holders.
Through this conduct, Park violated Colo. RPC 1.15A(a) (a lawyer shall hold property of clients or third persons separate from the lawyer’s own property); Colo. RPC 3.4(c) (a lawyer shall not knowingly disobey an obligation under the rules of a tribunal); and Colo. RPC 5.5(a)(1) (a lawyer shall not practice law in Colorado without a valid license or other authorization).
The case file is public per CRCP 251.31.