Melvin Hirshman, longtime bar counsel, dies at 85

Colleagues recall his dedication to professionalism

Former Bar Counsel Melvin Hirshman, who served nearly 30 years as the chief administrative prosecutor of wayward Maryland attorneys, died Monday of lymphoma at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 85. Hirshman became bar counsel in 1981, just six years after the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission was created to investigate and prosecute cases of lawyer misconduct. ...

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