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Lydia Lawless

Marylin Pierre
Aug 16, 2023

Md. high court cautions bar counsel to avoid investigations when an election looms

Maryland's highest court reprimanded a former Montgomery County judicial candidate but also warned bar counsel to avoid launching investigations so close to elections.

Mar 21, 2023

‘Tough but fair’: Lawless steps down as Md. bar counsel after nearly 6 years

The former Maryland bar counsel developed a reputation as a tough but fair prosecutor and an accomplished legal advocate, though some saw her as sometimes inflexible.

Mar 17, 2023

Catonsville lawyer disciplined for conflict of interest in commercial lease deal

A Catonsville attorney who provided legal advice to a prospective commercial tenant without disclosing his ownership stake in the property where the tenant wished to move was disciplined.

Feb 16, 2023

As bar counsel, Lydia Lawless served the state superbly

On March 17, Lydia E. Lawless will step down as Maryland Bar Counsel after having served in that post since 2017.  We wish Lawless much success in whatever her next professional endeavor may be.  We have no doubt that any future undertaking will be highly successful, given her stellar career achievements to date. The current […]

Feb 6, 2023

Lawless to step down as Maryland bar counsel

Maryland Bar Counsel Lydia E. Lawless will step down as the state’s chief investigator and administrative prosecutor of attorney misconduct.

Jan 4, 2023

Snyder asks court to restore his law license while extortion case continues

In October 2020, as he faced a federal attempted extortion charge and related disciplinary proceedings, prominent medical malpractice lawyer Stephen L. Snyder agreed to the temporary suspension of his law license. Now, with his federal case still pending, Snyder wants to practice law again. In a new motion, Snyder asked the Maryland Supreme Court to […]

Aug 15, 2022

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, Landon M. White, has been disbarred since June, when the Court of Appeals Chief Judge […]

Jun 23, 2022

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 of nearly five years in October. Bar Counsel Lydia E. Lawless on Thursday filed notice […]

May 10, 2022

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.

Mar 30, 2022

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.

Marylin Pierre
Mar 21, 2022

Discovery dispute slows ethics case against Montgomery judicial candidate

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.

Feb 2, 2022

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, will still face disciplinary action for violations of the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct […]

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