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Md. high court disbars immigration lawyer, notes ‘vulnerable’ clients (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Judge finds ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Court disbars Laurel attorney who left client, kept money (access required)

Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Laurel attorney who accepted a $2,500 fee and drafted a defective counter-complaint before abandoning his client and keeping the money. Wortham David Davenport, who joined the Maryland bar in 1991, also failed to ...

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