Thursday, March 24, 2011

No Favorable Information

The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred an attorney who had solicited, and then totally neglected, two client matters.

In both cases before us, [the attorney] clearly neglected his clients, leaving one client to fend for himself at his own hearing and the other to lose his cause of action entirely for failure to prosecute. [He] also repeatedly ignored his clients' inquiries into the status of their cases, and then moved his practice without informing his clients of his new contact information. He then lated declined to respond to Bar Counsel's requests for information. [He] has not presented to this Court any mitigating factors that might justify a lighter sentence; indeed, he has not presented anything to this Court.

Ultimately, an examination of the totality of the circumstances in this case persuades us that disbarment is appropriate.

(Mike Frisch)

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