Friday, June 8, 2007

Four Strikes, Almost Out

An attorney who had his fifth run in with the disciplinary system was indefinitely suspended by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. The attorney "maintains a high volume practice concentrating on criminal, drunk driving and other motor vehicle violations" and neglected three client cases. The court found "an inexcusable lack of concern on [the attorney's] part for the welfare of his clients, an unwillingness, after four warnings, to make necessary improvements to his office management." He must wait a year to apply for readmission. A dissent would disbar: "If disbarment is not warranted in this case for these types of cases, with a respondent with this history, it will never be warranted." (Mike Frisch)

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