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Md. appeals court disbars Baltimore lawyer for neglecting clients and casework

Maryland’s top court disbarred a Baltimore lawyer who violated a dozen rules of professional conduct by ignoring and neglecting clients, mishandling client money and misrepresenting his actions to multiple courts, according to an opinion filed late last week. The lawyer, ...

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Md. bar counsel asks to suspend Ravenell’s law license

Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission is seeking a suspension of Baltimore lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell’s law license after his sentencing Wednesday on a federal money laundering charge. Once a prominent criminal defense attorney, Ravenell is set to begin a prison sentence ...

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Md. high court walks back discovery change in attorney grievance cases

The Court of Appeals has modified its discovery rules in attorney grievance proceedings, but not before a meeting to discuss the issue turned into a scathing critique of one lawyer.

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High court refers dispute over attorney grievance discovery rules to committee

The Maryland Judiciary's rules committee will revisit a recent change to discovery rules after the revision became a key issue in a pending attorney grievance proceeding.

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Discovery dispute slows ethics case against Montgomery judicial candidate

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A disagreement over whether Maryland Bar Counsel must turn over written discovery in ethics cases has paused the proceedings against a candidate for Montgomery County judge who stands accused of making false statements.

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Maryland lawyer wins limited Fifth Amendment victory in ethics case

A Maryland lawyer who invoked the Fifth Amendment during a bar counsel investigation into ethical violations will get the chance to present mitigating factors to a judge following a new ruling from Maryland’s highest court. The lawyer, Edward A. Malone, ...

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Bar counsel: Lawyers had fewer complaints, more responsiveness amid COVID

COVID-19 -inspired concern for personal safety and greater use of email during the pandemic last spring might have contributed to fewer complaints being filed against Maryland attorneys and fewer lawyers failing to respond to bar counsel in fiscal 2020 — ...

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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court, says bar counsel

Then-Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly withheld a potentially exculpatory report from defense counsel in a long-running first-degree murder case and then misled the post-conviction court about its existence, Maryland’s bar counsel has alleged in a disciplinary petition filed ...

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Attorney disbarred for misappropriating funds, not attending hearing

Attorney Samuel Edward Hensley was disbarred Friday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found that he had misappropriated funds owed to a client’s medical providers, and that he failed to communicate or provide services to another client by not ...

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Lawyer disbarred for dishonest transactions with former client

Montgomery County lawyer Jonathan C. Dailey was disbarred Wednesday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found that Dailey solicited $27,000 from a former client for his own use after telling the client that the money would be an investment ...

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