Attorney Grievance Commission

Michele D. Hotten
Mar 3, 2023

Montgomery County lawyer indefinitely suspended for ‘obstructive conduct’ in divorce case

Maryland’s top court has indefinitely suspended a Montgomery County lawyer for obstructing a contentious divorce case.

Mar 2, 2023

Md. attorney suspended for mishandling immigrant clients’ asylum claims

An immigration lawyer whose mishandling of two asylum cases led to negative outcomes for both clients has been suspended from practicing law in Maryland for 90 days.

Feb 6, 2023

Lawless to step down as Maryland bar counsel

Maryland Bar Counsel Lydia E. Lawless will step down as the state’s chief investigator and administrative prosecutor of attorney misconduct.

Dec 20, 2022

Complaints up, disbarments down, Md. attorney grievance panel finds

The number of ethics complaints against Maryland attorneys rose in fiscal year 2022 but the number of disbarments dropped, the state's Attorney Grievance Commission says.

Aug 15, 2022

Md. appeals court disbars Baltimore lawyer for neglecting clients and casework

Maryland’s top court disbarred a Baltimore lawyer who violated a dozen rules of professional conduct by ignoring and neglecting clients, mishandling client money and misrepresenting his actions to multiple courts, according to an opinion filed late last week. The lawyer, Landon M. White, has been disbarred since June, when the Court of Appeals Chief Judge […]

Aug 1, 2022

Attorney indefinitely suspended for ‘antisemitic and highly offensive’ client letter

Maryland's Court of Appeals has indefinitely suspended a Virginia-based lawyer who sent an "antisemitic and highly offensive" letter to a client.

Jun 23, 2022

Md. bar counsel asks to suspend Ravenell’s law license

Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission is seeking a suspension of Baltimore lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell’s law license after his sentencing Wednesday on a federal money laundering charge. Once a prominent criminal defense attorney, Ravenell is set to begin a prison sentence of nearly five years in October. Bar Counsel Lydia E. Lawless on Thursday filed notice […]

May 10, 2022

Md. high court walks back discovery change in attorney grievance cases

The Court of Appeals has modified its discovery rules in attorney grievance proceedings, but not before a meeting to discuss the issue turned into a scathing critique of one lawyer.

May 2, 2022

$1.8M or $55,000? Ravenell disputes money laundering total in sentencing memo

Government prosecutors and the defense team for prominent Baltimore lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell differ substantially when it comes to how much money Ravenell has been convicted of laundering through his former law firm — though Ravenell also contends that the money was a legal payment for criminal defense services. Prosecutors claim that Ravenell, 62, helped […]

Mar 30, 2022

High court refers dispute over attorney grievance discovery rules to committee

The Maryland Judiciary's rules committee will revisit a recent change to discovery rules after the revision became a key issue in a pending attorney grievance proceeding.

Marylin Pierre
Mar 21, 2022

Discovery dispute slows ethics case against Montgomery judicial candidate

A disagreement over whether Maryland Bar Counsel must turn over written discovery in ethics cases has paused the proceedings against a candidate for Montgomery County judge who stands accused of making false statements.

Feb 7, 2022

Bill would refer wrongful convictions to Attorney Grievance Commission

Names of prosecutors and defense lawyers involved in convictions later deemed to have been wrongful would be forwarded to ethics commission under proposed bill.

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