Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Not Perfect"

An attorney who had failed to respond to complaints in three client matters was indefinitely suspended by the Maryland Court of Appeals.

The attorney had neglected the client matters as well as his obligation to cooperate with the bar investigation.

The court noted that the attorney was questioned about his failures of respond at oral argument and had acknowledged that his behavior was "not perfect." However, the non-cooperation persisted even after the exchange.

Further, the court found no mitigation in the attorney's personal problems as there was no medical testimony linking the problems to the ethical violations. (Mike Frisch)

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