Friday, October 22, 2021
A reprimand has been ordered by a tri-county hearing panel of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a Stipulation for Consent Order of Discipline and Waiver, in accordance with MCR 9.115(F)(5), which was approved by the Attorney Grievance Commission and accepted by the hearing panel. The stipulation contained respondent’s admission that he was convicted on November 10, 2020, of one count of indecent exposure, a misdemeanor, in violation of MCL 750.335A...
The board imposed a reprimand in an unrelated matter
After proceedings held in accordance with MCR 9.115 and based on the evidence presented by the parties at the hearings held in this matter, the hearing panel found that respondent committed professional misconduct during his representation of an employee of a tavern in litigation respondent commenced against a brother of the deceased owner of the tavern.
Specifically, the panel found that respondent offered evidence that he knew to be false, or if later having learned of its falsity, failed to take reasonable remedial action to correct the record, in violation of MRPC 3.3(a)(3). Respondent was also found to have violated MRPC 8.4(a) and MCR 9.104(4).