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SCAD-16-0000843

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI’I

OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL,
Petitioner,
vs.
ROBERT SIBILIA,
Respondent.

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING
(ODC 16-0-143)

ORDER OF SUSPENSION
(By: Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.)

Upon consideration of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s December 1, 2016 petition for issuance of a reciprocal discipline notice to Respondent Robert Sibilia, pursuant to Rule 2.15(b) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai’i (RSCH), the memorandum, affidavit, and exhibits appended thereto, the December 20, 2016 Notice and Order issued by this court, and the record, it appears that, on June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of California suspended Respondent Sibilia for one year, with all but the initial 90 days stayed, required him within one year to successfully complete the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, and to bear the costs of the proceedings, for misappropriating $12,933.69 from three clients in two matters due to "gross neglect." Such conduct, if committed in this jurisdiction, would violate Rule 1.15(c) of the Hawai’i Rules of Professional Conduct (1994) and, weighed in light of the aggravating and mitigating factors cited by the court, would justify suspension (see, e.g., ODC v. Avinante, SCAD-14-775 (June 12, 2014); ODC v. Green, No. 21569 (July 30, 1998); ODC v. Ikehara, No. 20652 (October 14, 1997)). It further appears that this court’s December 20, 2016 Notice and Order was served on Respondent Sibilia by post on January 4, 2017 to the address registered with the Hawai’i State Bar Association so, by the terms of the December 20, 2016 order, RSCH Rule 2.15(b), and Rules 26(a) and 26(c) of the Hawai’i Rules of Appellate Procedure, Respondent Sibilia had until February 6, 2017 to respond to the Notice with any reasons as to why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed upon him. Respondent Sibilia has not filed a response, and a review of the record and precedent demonstrates, pursuant to RSCH Rules 2.15(c) and (d), that reciprocal discipline is authorized and justified. Therefore,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Respondent Robert Sibilia is suspended for 90 days from the practice of law in this jurisdiction, pursuant to RSCH Rules 2.3(a)(2) and 2.15(c), effective thirty days after the entry of this order.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent Sibilia shall, in accordance with RSCH Rule 2.16(d), file with this court, within
10 days after the effective date of his suspension, an affidavit showing compliance with RSCH Rule 2.16(d).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent Sibilia shall bear the costs of these reciprocal proceedings, pursuant to RSCH Rule 2.3(c), upon the timely submission of a verified bill of costs by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that Respondent Sibilia shall not resume the practice of law in this jurisdiction until reinstated by order of this court, as set forth in RSCH Rules 2.17(a) and 2.17(b)(2). Any application for reinstatement shall include proof of reinstatement to, and good standing with, the California State Bar.
DATED: Honolulu, Hawai’i, February 17, 2017.

      /s/ Mark E. Recktenwald
      /s/ Paula A. Nakayama
      /s/ Sabrina S. McKenna
      /s/ Richard W. Pollack
      /s/ Michael D. Wilson

(SA973980   3/16/17)~


IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE FIRST CIRCUIT

STATE OF HAWAII

FC S No. 16-00202

In the Interest of Doe Children:  a Female Child, born on April 21, 2014; a Female Child, born on August 18, 2015 to Tammy Barcus.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: TAMMY BARCUS UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER as to a Mother   Female Child,  born on August 18,    2015

FC S No. 15-00209

In the Interest of a Male Child, born on May 1, 2008 to Angelique Weed.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: ANGELIQUE WEED
Mother

FC S No. 16-00083

In the Interest of a Male Child, born to Tiana Chevalier-Rodrigues on April 29, 2016.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: TIANA CHEVALIER-RODRIGUES ANDREW PALE
Mother   Alleged Natural Father

UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER

FC S No. 16-00141

In the Interest of a Female Child, born to Amber Coiley on November 27, 2000.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: AMBER COILEY
Mother

FC S No. 16-00145

In the Interest of a Female Child, born on July 12, 2016 to Selina Dalao.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER

FC S No. 16-00204

In the Interest of a Male Child, born on January 2, 2001 to Selina Dalao.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER

FC S No. 15-00212

In the Interest of a Female Child, born on September 18, 2000 to Candice Hilton.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER

FC S No. 16-00094

In the Interest of a Female Child born on February 9, 1999 to Lazondra Powell.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: KARL ELY
Alleged Natural Father

FC S No. 16-00001

In the Interest of a Female Child, born on December 28, 2015 to Brittany Green.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER

FC S No. 16-00212

In the Interest of a Female Child, born on February 19, 2016 to Roselyn Iwauo.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER

FC S No. 16-00066

In the Interest of Doe Children: a Female Child, born on April 4, 2003; a Female Child, born on November 20, 2005 to Gabrielle Jaggers.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: SCOTT JAGGERS
Alleged Natural Father

FC S No. 16-00123

In the Interest of a Female Child, born to Tyesha S. Adams on June 14, 2000.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: MICHAEL JOHNSON UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER
Alleged Natural Father

FC S No. 16-00118

In the Interest of a Female Child, born to Chasidy Kumukoa on December 10, 2008.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: CHASIDY KUMUKOA
Mother

FC S No. 16-00110

In the Interest of a Female Child, born to Maili Morris on June 5, 2016.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER

FC S No. 16-00040

In the Interest of a Male Child, born to Sherianne L. Nixon on September 13, 2007.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER

FC S No. 15-00058

In the Interest of a Female Child, born on Makanani Keliikoa on September 6, 1999.

THE STATE OF HAWAII

TO: FILO TAUAIVALE
Legal Father

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a hearing with respect to the above identified matter has been set in each of the above entitled proceedings and will be held in the Family Court, Kapolei Court Complex, 4675 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, on Tuesday25th day of April, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., before the Honorable Presiding Judge of the above entitled Court; provided that you may request an earlier hearing to be set by the Court.
You are hereby advised that if you fail to appear on the date set forth in this notice or to file an answer with the clerk of the Family Court of the First Circuit, whose mailing address is   Kapolei Court Complex, 4675 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, further action shall be taken without further notice to you and your parental and custodian duties and rights concerning the children who are the subject of a petition may be terminated by award of permanent custody and that such children may then be placed for adoption.

DATED: Kapolei, Hawaii,    February 23, 2017.
                       
              Leinani Fukushima                          
              CLERK OF THE ABOVE ENTITLED COURT

DOUGLAS S. CHIN 6465
Attorney General
ERIC J. ALABANZA 6893
Deputy Attorney General
1001 Kamokila Boulevard, Suite 211
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Telephone: 693-7081
Attorneys for the Department
  of Human Services

(SA968422     3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3/17)~