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Robert M. Bell

Robert M. Bell

Retired Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMM'N v. DOWNEY

Issue: Where attorney was convicted of operating a money-transmission business without a license, is it in the interest of justice to suspend that lawyer from practicing law?

Holding: Considering the attorney's spotless record and the unintentional nature of his infraction, the Court denied Bar Counsel's request for an interim suspension.

Alleged Violations: Rule 8.4 (Misconduct)

Citation: 413 Md. 1, 990 A.2d 1070 (2010)