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Robert N. McDonald

Robert N. McDonald

Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMM'N v. COPPOCK

Issue: What, if any, sanctions should be imposed upon a lawyer who made misrepresentations to a creditor in a matter not related to a client?

Holding: The appropriate sanction for the misrepresentation at issue here is a formal reprimand.

Alleged Violations: Rule 4.2(a) (communication with person represented by counsel), Rule 8.4(c) (conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation) and Rule 8.4(d) (conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice).

Citation: 432 Md. 629, 69 A.3d 1092 (2013)