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Snyder accepts law license suspension amid criminal, ethics charges (access required)

Facing a federal attempted extortion charge and related allegations of ethical misconduct, prominent medical malpractice attorney Stephen L. Snyder has agreed with the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission to take on no new clients and to the temporary suspension of his ...

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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court, says bar counsel (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, Maryland’s bar counsel has alleged in a disciplinary petition filed ...

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Prominent lawyer fights claims he violated ethics rules in seeking $25M fee (access required)

Did a well-known malpractice lawyer commit a potentially disbarrable offense in seeking – perhaps with the threat of a damaging public disclosure – a $25 million consulting gig with the University of Maryland Medical System while representing a woman whose ...

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Court disbars Md. defense lawyer who compelled guilty plea (access required)

A unanimous Maryland high court has disbarred a young attorney who essentially compelled his immigrant client to plead guilty to a drug trafficking offense without investigating her credible defense of duress, considering the immigration consequences of her plea or filing ...

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Court suspends Md. lawyer who failed ‘basic preparation’ (access required)

Maryland’s top court has suspended for 60 days a Baltimore family law practitioner who failed to communicate with her divorcing client, respond to discovery-of-information requests from the estranged husband and meet with the attorney for the couple’s young daughter. In ...

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