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Mar 2, 2023

Md. attorney suspended for mishandling immigrant clients’ asylum claims

An immigration lawyer whose mishandling of two asylum cases led to negative outcomes for both clients has been suspended from practicing law in Maryland for 90 days.

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Aug 25, 2021

Md. high court suspends lawyer for how to get away with murder advice

Maryland’s top court Tuesday suspended for at least four years an out-of-state attorney who advised a Facebook “friend” on the social networking site how she could get away with murdering her allegedly abusive ex-boyfriend.

Mar 5, 2020

Prince George’s Co. attorney suspended indefinitely

A Prince George’s County Attorney was suspended indefinitely by the Maryland Court of Appeals, finding that Gregory Milton violated several rules of professional conduct. Milton was found to have withdrawn cash from his attorney trust account and then not complying with investigation requests from the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission. Milton, who was admitted to the […]

Sep 3, 2019

Panel advises adding time to judge’s suspension in 2nd disciplinary matter

A judicial discipline panel on Tuesday recommended an additional three-month suspension for a currently suspended Baltimore City District Court judge. The Court of Appeals suspended Judge Devy Patterson Russell for six months on July 1 and ordered her to have a “complete emotional and behavioral assessment” as part of her sanction for misconduct that involved a […]

Aug 26, 2019

High court indefinitely suspends Montgomery Co. solo attorney

The Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended a Montgomery County attorney Monday for mishandling two client matters. Eugene Ignatius Kane Jr., a solo practitioner with a “virtual office” in Montgomery County, primarily worked from home and held meetings in public places. Kane was previously reprimanded in 2017 for violating several rules by failing to adhere to discovery […]

Jan 20, 2017

Maryland lawyer suspended for lack of diligence, communication

A Prince George’s County lawyer who became an administrative law judge was indefinitely suspended by the state’s top court Friday for failing to communicate with a client, properly terminate representation and diligently handle a case. Richard Allen Moore II, of Upper Marlboro, can reapply for admission to the bar in 90 days, according to a unanimous Court of Appeals. […]

Court of Appeals
Dec 16, 2016

Court of Appeals indefinitely suspends Montgomery Co. solo attorney

The Court of Appeals has indefinitely suspended a Montgomery County solo practitioner who failed to maintain an attorney trust account, charged unreasonable fees and failed to keep adequate records of a client’s payments. The state’s top court compared the case to others in which attorneys mishandled client funds — but not as a result of […]

Court of Appeals
Dec 15, 2016

Court of Appeals suspends Harford Co. lawyer for ‘pattern of neglect’

The state’s top court has suspended for one year a Bel Air attorney who demonstrated a “pattern of neglect and non-responsiveness” in his representation of a client who retained him to handle a child support case. Jerome P. Johnson failed to enter his appearance in Terrance Venable Jr.’s case or pay related court fees, a […]

May 2, 2016

Md. Court of Appeals suspends DC attorney who lacks state license

A Washington, D.C., attorney who is not licensed to practice in Maryland but who nevertheless represented a criminal defendant in District Court in Prince George’s County has been suspended for 60 days by the Court of Appeals. Larry D. Hunt, who was admitted to the D.C. Bar in 1999, also lied to Maryland’s Bar Counsel […]

Jul 1, 2015

Md. Court of Appeals suspends attorney who ‘abandoned’ client

The Court of Appeals has suspended for 30 days an attorney who “essentially abandoned” her representation of a client before the Court of Special Appeals by failing to appear at oral argument and then not informing the client that he lost the appeal. Melodie V. Shuler argued that illness had prevented her from traveling to […]

Dec 18, 2014

Court stops short of disbarring Cambridge lawyer

The Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended a Cambridge lawyer for abandoning a client, failing to respond to client requests and not cooperating with an Attorney Grievance Commission investigation.

John Harbaugh
Sep 9, 2014

Rice case holds lessons for all employers

While the sports world might question what the NFL investigators knew and when they knew it, the lesson for employers from the Ray Rice saga is clear: They must do their due diligence before taking disciplinary action against employees, lest evidence later emerge showing the initial discipline was more lenient than deserved.

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