Thursday, January 21, 2021
The former Disciplinary Administrator now serves on the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board.
He has granted a motion to disqualify himself in a pending proceeding
In this case, Exhibit B to respondent’s motion, a May 17, 2017 letter from an Attorney Grievance Commission Associate Counsel, states that, following investigation the matter was submitted to the Commission for review and decision and that the Commission directed that the investigative file be closed pursuant to MCR 9.114(A)(2). In accordance with the procedures in place during my tenure as Grievance Administrator, I would have closely reviewed the recommendation made by staff counsel, any documents contained in the file, if necessary, and would have supported that recommendation before RI File No. 0113-16 was submitted to the Commission for its review and decision.
The order analyses court opinions and case law on the disqualification of an adjudicator. (Mike Frisch)