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Glenn T. Harrell, Jr.

Glenn T. Harrell, Jr.

Retired Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMM'N v. EDIB

Issue: What is the appropriate sanction for an attorney who refuses to surrender a client's files upon the retention of a new attorney?

Holding: Public reprimand was appropriate sanction for attorney who intentionally, though without dishonesty or deceit, withheld former client's documents.

Alleged Violations: 1.6(d) (Declining or Terminating Representation) and 1.4 (Communication)

Citation: 415 Md. 696, 4 A.3d 957 (2010)