Monday, September 11, 2017
With sadness I report the passing of a dear friend and colleague Mel Hirshman.
Mel served as Maryland Bar Counsel from 1981 though 2009 and made a singular contribution to the law of attorney discipline in Maryland.
He was widely loved and respected for his professionalism and collegiality.
I posted this statement during Maryland's recent search for a new Bar Counsel
Maryland is a place that has demonstrated a great deal of stability with only either Mel Hirshman and Glenn [Grossman] serving as Bar Counsel for the past 36 years.
Mel was in the position when I started in February 1984.
He became one of my favorite National Organization of Bar Counsel colleagues and we worked closely together because of the large number of attorneys over whom D.C. and Maryland share disciplinary jurisdiction.
The world is poorer for his loss. (Mike Frisch)