DOVER - The Delaware Supreme Court has suspended attorney Ronald G. Poliquin of Dover from practicing law in Delaware for six months, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel announced Monday.
Mr. Poliquin was cited for violations of Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct.
The Board of Professional Responsibility's findings in two client matters and a Rule to Show issued by the Supreme Court in a third client matter.
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel, in a prepared statement, said Mr. Poliquin "failed to provide competent and diligent representation by failing to conduct discovery and meet deadlines established by the Scheduling Order; knowingly made a false statement to the Supreme Court when he failed to disclose a prior disciplinary sanction for performance deficiencies; knowingly disobeyed an obligation under the rules of the Superior Court; failed to make reasonably diligent efforts to comply with discovery; engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation; and engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice."
The Delaware Court of Chancery has appointed James E. Liguori of the law firm of Liguori and Morris as receiver of Mr. Poliquin's law practice.
Mr. Poliquin is currently running as a Republican candidate in the state's 31st representative district. His opponent is incumbent Darryl M. Scott, D-Dover.