Maryland's highest court reprimanded a former Montgomery County judicial candidate but also warned bar counsel to avoid launching investigations so close to elections.
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.
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.
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 […]
Maryland Bar Counsel Lydia E. Lawless will step down as the state’s chief investigator and administrative prosecutor of attorney misconduct.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]