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Tag Archives: Attorney Grievance Commission

St. Mary’s Co. attorney agrees to suspension of law license

St. Mary’s County attorney John A. Mattingly Jr. has agreed to a 90-day suspension of his law license imposed by Maryland’s Court of Appeals. Mattingly, who ran for state’s attorney in St. Mary’s and also was acquitted of charges regarding ...

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Montgomery County lawyer disbarred

The Court of Appeals has disbarred a Montgomery County lawyer who deposited two clients’ checks in his personal bank account and did not notify them when he left his Germantown practice. Joel Desingco Lara took advance fees totaling $1,100 from ...

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Week in review: 2/25/11

Police officers face charges Seventeen Baltimore police officers and two brothers who own Majestic Auto Repair Shop were charged Wednesday on allegations of arranging for the company to tow vehicles from accidents even though the company lacked the necessary city contract, ...

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Bill seeks to dump unspent revenue from AGC into general fund

ANNAPOLIS — The Attorney Grievance Commission’s annual budget would need to be approved by the state, and any unspent annual revenue would go to Maryland’s general fund rather than remain with the disciplinary body under a legislative proposal the Maryland ...

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Top 5: ‘It was the perfect storm legally’

Despite heavy traffic and placement of our East Baltimore redevelopment series this week, several staff stories on the legal side grabbed readers’ attentions, including articles on alleged police misconduct and two disbarred attorneys. Here are this week’s top 5 stories ...

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Attorney misconduct claims rise in Maryland

The relationship between Maryland lawyers and their clients apparently has soured in the past 18 months. Lawyers allegedly have been communicating less with their clients, dipping into client escrow funds more and engaging in more dishonesty, according to a report ...

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Dishonest Eastern Shore lawyer disbarred

Maryland’s top court on Tuesday unanimously disbarred an Eastern Shore lawyer who had surreptitiously and repeatedly transferred funds from a client escrow account to his law firm’s general fund, telling partners he had earned the money. Christopher A. Palmer also ...

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Vicodin and flowers

As you probably read in today’s paper, the Court of Appeals yesterday sanctioned a lawyer for exchanging a Vicodin pill for oral sex in a women’s restroom. While searching for additional information on disciplined lawyer Jeffrey Marcalus yesterday, I came ...

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