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Sally D. Adkins

Sally D. Adkins

Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMM'N v. ECKEL

Issue: What sanction should the Court impose upon an attorney whose hysical altercation with a female on a couch in his law office resulted in convictions for assault in the second degree, a fourth degree sexual offense, and false imprisonment?

Holding: By committing these serious crimes, the attorney exhibited conduct that reflect adversely on his fitness to practice law and must be suspended indefinitely.

Alleged Violations: Maryland Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(b) (Misconduct).

Citation: 443 Md. 75 (2015)

UPDATE: The Court reinstated this attorney's license, conditioned upon his compliance with the terms of an Alcohol/Drug Monitoring Agreement, on February 18, 2016.