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Judges’ character references to AGC raise ethics concerns (access required)

Judges may not write letters to the Attorney Grievance Commission attesting to the character of their ex-law clerks or other former lawyer-employees facing ethical complaints, lest the jurists’ messages be viewed as applying undue pressure on the lawyer-dominated disciplinary panel, ...

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Complaints down, sanctions up, says Attorney Grievance Commission (access required)

The number of complaints filed against Maryland lawyers dropped for a second consecutive year and again hit a 10-year low in fiscal 2019, which ended June 30, the Attorney Grievance Commission stated in its recently released annual report. However, the ...

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High court indefinitely suspends Montgomery Co. solo attorney (access required)

The Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended a Montgomery County attorney Monday for mishandling two client matters. Eugene Ignatius Kane Jr., a solo practitioner with a “virtual office” in Montgomery County, primarily worked from home and held meetings in public places. Kane ...

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Court of Appeals: Disbarred attorney mismanaged his clients’ funds (access required)

Maryland’s high court on Tuesday explained its April decision to disbar a solo practitioner for a pattern of mismanaging client funds, failing to appear in court on behalf of clients and failing to respond to requests from bar counsel. Garland ...

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Court of Appeals suspends Rockville immigration attorney for 60 days (access required)

Maryland’s top court suspended an immigration law attorney for 60 days Wednesday for failing to properly communicate with a client and improperly managing an attorney trust account. A majority of the Court of Appeals determined that Rockville attorney Raj Sanjeet ...

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Court disbars veteran creditors’ rights attorney for mishandling funds (access required)

The state’s highest court disbarred a Baltimore County debt collection attorney Wednesday for mishandling client funds and failing to diligently represent client interests. The Court of Appeals disbarred Stuart R. Blatt for violating the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct by ...

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Potomac solo practitioner disbarred following 3 client complaints (access required)

The Court of Appeals disbarred a solo practitioner in Montgomery County after three former clients complained about his conduct. The state’s highest court found Jonathan David Robbins violated several of the Maryland Attorneys’ Rules of Professional Conduct related to competence, ...

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Silver Spring attorney disbarred after numerous complaints (access required)

The Court of Appeals disbarred a Silver Spring attorney after several former clients and a stenographer filed formal complaints about her conduct and representation. The unanimous court found Christal Elizabeth Edwards violated 10 Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct related ...

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