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Clayton Greene, Jr.

Clayton Greene, Jr.

Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMM'N v. LANCE BUTLER, III

Issue: What sanction, if any, should the Court impose upon an attorney who failed to respond to letters from Bar Counsel due to a fear of Bar Counsel, which began as a law student?

Holding: An attorney’s failure to respond timely to lawful requests for information from Bar Counsel arising out of an irrational fear of Bar Counsel warrants a reprimand.

Alleged Violations: Maryland Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct  8.1 (Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters), and 8.4(d) (Misconduct).

Citation: 441 Md. 352 (2015)