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Tag Archives: Disbarment

Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 3/28/11

Professional Responsibility Disbarment BOTTOM LINE: Disbarment was warranted for attorney who deposited his clients’ fee payments in a personal account and then abandoned his clients without refunding the fees. CASE: Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Lara, Misc. Docket AG ...

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Majority stays mum in reciprocal disbarment case

Over the strong objection of two of its judges, Maryland’s top court has disbarred an attorney who had been stripped of his license in Washington, D.C., for having recklessly misappropriated conservator funds. Robert J. Pleshaw was disbarred in the District ...

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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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Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 2/22/11

Administrative Law Driver’s license suspension BOTTOM LINE: Driver’s license suspension was appropriate where the detaining officer afforded a drunk driving suspect a reasonable opportunity to consult counsel, and after failing to reach counsel, the suspect refused to take a breathalyzer ...

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Consensual disbarment remains a mystery

Last Monday, the Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended David M. Robaton from the practice of law. On Tuesday, the court filed an order stating that Robaton had consented to disbarment. The change in punishment, which one attorney who defends lawyers ...

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Lawyer hid funds to avoid paying sexual abuse damages

A unanimous Court of Appeals has disbarred a Reistertown lawyer who hid and fraudulently conveyed money to avoid paying a $386,000 damages award to the family of a teenager he was found liable for sexually abusing. Solo practitioner Richard N. ...

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Fenty’s ex-adviser disbarred in Md.

A former legal adviser to Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty was disbarred in Maryland on Wednesday, one day after he failed to show up for oral argument in the Court of Appeals. Garrett Lamont Lee, who served as interim deputy general ...

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