A onetime death-row inmate whose complaint against a retired Harford County state’s attorney led to his disbarment is seeking a pardon ...
Maryland’s top court has disbarred a Chevy Chase lawyer who did shoddy work for three immigration clients and essentially ignored them but kept their fees.
A unanimous Maryland high court has disbarred a Baltimore attorney who fabricated evidence to bar counsel investigators to cover up her ethical violations.
Welcome to Monday, the 28th anniversary of President Bill Clinton’s nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Connecticut governor signs law giving low-income renters a right to counsel in eviction proceedings. — New Jersey Transit will pay $8 million settlement with five […]
A unanimous Maryland high court has disbarred an Annapolis attorney who compounded his failure to file an appeal as promised by not only declining to tell his business client about the court’s resulting dismissal of the case but then lying about trying to reinstate the appeal.
A unanimous Maryland top court has disbarred a probate attorney who raided a client’s nearly $850,000 estate for personal use, including to pay his daughters’ private school tuition, his credit card bills and his legal malpractice insurance premiums. Nicholas G. Karambelas acquired the money through a lie, falsely telling the estate’s beneficiaries that his late […]
A unanimous Maryland top court Wednesday disbarred a District of Columbia attorney who practiced law in Maryland without a state license, lied to a client about the status of his personal injury claim and failed to properly keep settlement funds in a trust account. Celio Warren Young, who was admitted to the D.C. bar in […]
Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Baltimore attorney it described as “a one-man misconduct wave” who threatened to “blow up” a physical therapy facility whose owner had filed an ethics complaint against him. Besides the violent threat, Darryl Russel Armstrong’s ethical violations included misappropriating client settlement funds for personal use, charging fees for servic[...]
Did a well-known malpractice lawyer commit a potentially disbarrable offense in seeking – perhaps with the threat of a damaging public disclosure – a $25 million consulting gig with the University of Maryland Medical System while representing a woman whose husband died, allegedly from a botched transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center? Maryland […]
A unanimous Maryland high court has disbarred a young attorney who essentially compelled his immigrant client to plead guilty to a drug trafficking offense without investigating her credible defense of duress, considering the immigration consequences of her plea or filing a motion to suppress the evidence of contraband. John Xander Yi, who had been in […]
A unanimous Maryland high court has disbarred a Laurel bankruptcy attorney for ethical violations in handling her own case as well as misappropriating client funds and lying to and concealing information from clients in their cases. Arlene Adasa Smith-Scott made false statements to the bankruptcy court, filed many frivolous motions and intentionally hindered the trustee […]
Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Baltimore lawyer who, the judges concluded, ignored everything about his clients except their retainer payments — which he, in turn, declined to keep in a trust account until earned as required under the state’s rules of attorney conduct. In stripping Mohamed Alpha Bah of his law license, the […]