Society had a core number of serious files to submit to the PAC for
consideration and any additional ones would not further the public interest.
Communications with Martini
 On December 12, 2014, in the course of investigating complaints filed earlier in
the year, Mr. Spagnuolo spoke with Mr. Martini. Based on that conversation, in
which Mr. Martini admitted his escrow breach, the Law Society began its
investigation. On January 5, 2015, the Law Society began its investigation of
the Client A complaint. On January 13, 2015, Mr. Spagnuolo wrote to Mr.
Martini, notifying him of the investigation and requesting information and
 On October 1, 2015, Mr. Martini responded to that request for documents as
well as requests for information and documents with respect to 11 other
investigations, through his former counsel.
 On November 2, 2015, Mr. Spagnuolo wrote outlining the outstanding
information, including information and documents required on the Client A
matter, and setting November 27, 2015 as a deadline for response. Mr. Martini’s
counsel requested a three-week extension. On December 18, 2015, counsel
requested a two-month extension due to Mr. Martini’s ongoing health issues.
 On January 7, 2016, Mr. Martini’s counsel wrote to Mr. Spagnuolo enclosing a
brief letter from Mr. Martini’s physician which advised:
I have been the treating physician for Mr. Martini since November 2013.
On my last appointment with him, I found him to be suffering from a
depression with all the associated symptoms. During that appointment,
he communicated that the Law Society has been requesting further
information regarding the issue that has been at hand. It is my
professional opinion that, although certainly necessary, Mr. Martini
cannot presently function adequately, due to his depression, to fairly
address the Society’s concerns and requests. Hence, I would kindly ask
the Society to postpone it’s request of matters for Mr. Martini. It is my
opinion, that his medical status would be put at further risk should a
postponement not occur.
 Mr. Spagnuolo requested a more detailed medical note. None was provided.
Following a telephone conversation with Mr. Martini’s counsel, on May 13, 2016,
Mr. Spagnuolo wrote with respect to outstanding requests for information and
materials on 21 complaints, including the Client A matter, and to reiterate his
request for better medical information. Mr. Martini’s counsel responded four
days later to advise that his firm no longer acted for Mr. Martini and all
communications should be directed to Mr. Martini.