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Tag Archives: Attorney Grievance Commission

Back to the beach for the MSBA’s Annual Meeting

As I’ve written in early June the last two years, it’s once again time for the MSBA Annual Meeting in Ocean City. While many of the events remain the same (Welcome Reception, President’s Reception, New Judges Meet-and-Greet), this unofficial start ...

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Two lawyers suspended in separate cases

The Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended a lawyer for, among other things, practicing law without first getting his license reinstated after an earlier suspension. In a second case, the court issued a 60-day suspension to a lawyer who has previously ...

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Indicted Del. Alston also in trouble with AGC

Del. Tiffany T. Alston, already under indictment on theft charges by the state prosecutor, stands accused of ethical violations toward clients that could lead to the suspension of her law license. The ethics allegations, brought by bar counsel for the ...

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Top court disbars longtime solo practitioner

Attorney Bruce E. Goodman was disbarred last week, more than two years after the Court of Appeals heard arguments in his case and three years after it heard two other cases against him. The Prince George’s County-based solo failed to ...

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Opinions – 4/16/12: Maryland Court of Appeals

Professional Responsibility Disbarment BOTTOM LINE: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for an attorney who failed to keep his client reasonably informed of her case, retained more than twice his agreed-upon fee, failed to deposit unearned fees in his trust account, ...

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Murthy appointed to Harvard Law, AGC peer review committees

Sheela Murthy, president and founder of the Murthy Law Firm, has been named to the Harvard Law School Dean’s Visiting Committee and invited for reappointment to the Peer Review Committee of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission. The HLS committee convenes ...

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Top court disbars Rockville solo practitioner

Maryland’s top court on Tuesday unanimously voted to disbar a Rockville lawyer who overbilled his client, failed to pay her any of the $10,000 settlement from her employment-discrimination lawsuit, and failed to respond to her telephone calls or cooperate with ...

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Maryland attorney disbarred for fraud

A Maryland lawyer was disbarred for having submitted altered law firm promotional materials and correspondence to Washington, D.C. bar officials to conceal her years of noncompliance with the District of Columbia’s disclosure rule for attorneys not licensed there. Maryland’s highest ...

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Lobbyist wants his law license back

ANNAPOLIS — The fate of lobbyist Ira C. Cooke’s bid for reinstatement to the Maryland bar likely rests with the newest judge on the state’s highest court. But Judge Robert N. McDonald, who joined the Court of Appeals Jan. 24, ...

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Top court disbars Hunt Valley attorney, scolds her counsel

In disbarring a Hunt Valley lawyer, the state’s highest court added a written admonishment to the woman and her counsel for an “unprecedented lack of common respect and decency” during the proceedings. The Court of Appeals last week disbarred Michele ...

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