Wednesday, October 27, 2021
An agreed reprimand from a tri-county hearing panel of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
Respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a Stipulation for Consent Order of Discipline and Waiver, pursuant to MCR 9.115(F)(5), that was approved by the Attorney Grievance Commission and accepted by the hearing panel. Based upon respondent’s admissions, the panel found that respondent committed professional misconduct in the course of her employment as an Assistant United States Attorney.
Specifically, and in accordance with the parties’ stipulation, the panel found that respondent failed to correct a false statement of material fact or law to a tribunal, in violation of MRPC 3.3(a)(1); and during a trial, alluded to a matter that the lawyer does not reasonably believe is relevant or that will not be supported by admissible evidence, in violation of MRPC 3.4(e). Respondent was also found to have violated MRPC 8.4(c) and MCR 9.104(1)-(2).