Thursday, June 17, 2021
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has accepted the consent disbarment of prominent criminal defense attorney Bernie Grimm.
Consistent with the governing rules
The Clerk shall publish this order, but the affidavit shall not be publicly disclosed or otherwise made available except upon order of the court or upon written consent of the respondent.
The only information that one can glean from the court's order is that Disciplinary Counsel docketed three matters for investigation in 2020 - Nos. D091-20; D092-20; D149-20.
In his career, Grimm has tried more than 200 jury trials and is a regular pundit on CNN, Court TV and Fox News.
Just two days before Grimm filed an affidavit consenting to his disbarment, he kept up appearances as a legal pundit, commenting to CBS affiliate WUSA9 about a case regarding two former assistant U.S. attorneys facing ethics hearings for allegedly withholding evidence. “If I did what prosecutors did, I would not have a license anymore, I wouldn’t,” he said for the May 5 news report.
In 2008, Grimm represented Joseph Price, who at the time was a partner at Arent Fox and was charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the 2006 unsolved murder of Robert Wone, an associate at Covington & Burling, according to news reports at the time. In June 2010, Price, along with housemates Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky, were acquitted.