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Court of Appeals disbars Baltimore solo practitioner (access required)

Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Baltimore plaintiffs’ attorney who settled a car-crash lawsuit without his client’s knowledge or consent and who failed to pay nearly $30,000 owed to a physical therapist from a client escrow fund he managed. ...

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Week in review: 5/6/11 (access required)

Towson U. eyes Commons space Administrators at Towson University has been talking with the owner of the nearly vacant Towson Commons about leasing space to use for classrooms and academic offices. Some local leaders have said such a conversion could rejuvenate ...

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Md. disbars estate-planning lawyer over forgeries (access required)

The state’s top court has disbarred a Virginia lawyer also admitted to practice in Maryland after he allowed a woman to forge her terminally ill mother’s signature on estate documents. In a Friday opinion, the Court of Appeals disbarred John ...

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Lack of candor draws a disbarment in Md., suspension in Colorado (access required)

The Court of Appeals has disbarred a lawyer following his suspension in Colorado for failing to disclose information during his own bankruptcy proceeding and giving false testimony during that case. Maryland’s highest court decided to go beyond reciprocal discipline for ...

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Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 4/11/11 (access required)

Administrative Law Expungement of driving record BOTTOM LINE: Petitioner was not entitled to expungement of his drunken driving convictions, since records of his convictions were not part of his public driving record. CASE: Headen v. Motor Vehicle Administration, No. 42, ...

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St. Mary’s Co. attorney agrees to suspension of law license (access required)

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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Lawyer disbarred for client neglect, unearned $1,000 fee (access required)

Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred an attorney who solicited business from a defendant in a civil suit and did absolutely nothing to represent him, even after collecting a $1,000 fee. Andrew Gregory De La Paz — who had offices ...

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Majority stays mum in reciprocal disbarment case (access required)

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 (access required)

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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