Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred an attorney who had failed to honor assignments to pay a medical provider out of settlement proceeds in 16 matters. He misappropriated the proceeds held to pay the providers and got the ultimate sanction
[The attorney's] conduct in the present case, misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars in client funds and settling a case without that client's knowledge or consent, warrants the gravest sanction, disbarment, for protection of the public.
The attorney did not file exceptions to the findings of the trial court. (Mike Frisch)