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Clayton Greene, Jr.

Clayton Greene, Jr.

Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMM'N v. RICHARD ALLEN MOORE, II

Issue: What sanction should the Court impose upon an attorney who negligently misrepresented facts surrounding his incompetence, neglect, failure to communicate with his client, failure to properly terminate the representation, and lack of diligence?

Holding: Although the attorney's misconduct was not sufficiently eggregious for disbarment, aggravating factors surrounding his incompetence, neglect, failure to communicate with his client, failure to properly terminate the representation, and lack of diligence warranted an indefinite suspension with the right to reapply for admission after ninety days.

Alleged Violations: Maryland Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 (Competence), 1.2 (Scope of Representation), 1.3 (Diligence), 1.4 (Communication), 1.16 (Declining or Terminating Representation), 8.1 (Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters), and 8.4 (Misconduct).

Citation: Misc. Docket AG No. 15