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Md. high court disbars immigration lawyer, notes ‘vulnerable’ clients

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Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Silver Spring immigration lawyer who lied to immigration judges, clients and their families, collected unearned fees, failed to provide case files to his former clients’ new attorneys and did not cooperate with bar ...

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Md. high court disbars attorney who raided estate’s funds

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A unanimous Maryland top court has disbarred a probate attorney who raided a client’s nearly $850,000 estate for personal use, including to pay his daughters’ private school tuition, his credit card bills and his legal malpractice insurance premiums. Nicholas G. ...

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Bar counsel presses for former State’s Attorney Cassilly’s disbarment

Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly in his Bel Air, Md. office (File)

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission will continue to press for retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly’s disbarment after a judge recommended he be merely reprimanded for having withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old ...

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Md. high court disbars unlicensed attorney

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A unanimous Maryland top court Wednesday disbarred a District of Columbia attorney who practiced law in Maryland without a state license, lied to a client about the status of his personal injury claim and failed to properly keep settlement funds ...

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Baltimore law firm assists in $852M abuse settlement with USC

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Dr. George Tyndall listens during his arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California has agreed to an $852 million settlement with more than 700 women who have accused Tyndall, the college's longtime campus gynecologist, of sexual abuse, officials announced Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

A Baltimore personal injury law firm that helped reach a $190 million settlement with Johns Hopkins Hospital over a gynecologist accused of secretly recording his patients has helped secure another multimillion-dollar settlement against a university health care facility more than ...

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Judge finds ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court

02.27.09 BEL AIR, MD.  Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly in his Bel Air, Md. office. Photo by Rich Dennison/The Daily Record

Then-Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly withheld a potentially exculpatory report from defense counsel in a long-running first-degree murder case and then misled the post-conviction court about its existence, a hearing judge reviewing allegations of ethical wrongdoing by Cassilly ...

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Split Md. high court suspends lawyer for 120 days

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The judges on Maryland’s top court were presented the same set of facts but came to two vastly different conclusions in suspending for 120 days a personal injury attorney who violated ethical rules pertaining to competence, diligence and communication in ...

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With courts reopening, lawyers need vaccination priority, Md. bar group says

The letter-writing effort was spurred by private attorneys concerned that their impending return to the courtroom amid the pandemic poses a danger not only to themselves but to litigants, jurors and court staff whom they might unknowingly infect, MSBA President Mark F. Scurti said Thursday.
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Maryland lawyers should be given priority for receiving COVID-19 vaccinations as courthouses are set to reopen next month and jury trials are scheduled to resume in April, the state’s bar association writes in a letter being circulated among local attorney ...

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