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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

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

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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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

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

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

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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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Jolie sells Churchill painting after Pitt divorce

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Welcome to Monday, the 231st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first session. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Actress Angelina Jolie sells a Winston Churchill painting she had owned with ex-husband Brad Pitt. — ...

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