James M. Connolly

James M. Connolly represents lawyers in complex litigation and transactionsAs an experienced litigation attorney who has tried a range of complex cases throughout the state, Jim Connolly understands the intricate transactions, issues and challenges that practitioners face in a busy law practice -- and the grievances that may result.

Highly regarded for his ability to master the complications presented in professional liability, commercial and business disputes, serious tort claims, real estate flipping and fraud cases, Mr. Connolly has traveled throughout the country to defend attorneys and other professionals.  In a landmark case involving land use restrictions in the State of Maryland, Mr. Connolly applied his expertise in restrictive covenants and easements to successfully represent an entire neighborhood to win injunctions on the construction efforts of large land developers, preserving this victory through two separate rounds of appeal.

Prior to law school, Mr. Connolly received his undergraduate education from St. Alphonsus College in Connecticut and earned Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees from Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary in New York. At the University of Maryland School of Law, Mr. Connolly served as Associate Editor of the Maryland Law Review, excelled in the school's clinical law program and completed a fellowship with the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

After receiving his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Connolly served as litigation counsel in the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, participating in class action lawsuits on behalf of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Thereafter, Mr. Connolly represented nonprofit organizations as an attorney with the Community Law Center in Baltimore, where he litigated numerous actions for injunctive relief and administrative remedies.  Mr. Connolly is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars, the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Attorney Grievance defense attorney specializes in defending lawyers in disciplinary proceedings before the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission and the D.C. Bar's Board on Professional Responsibility involving professional misconduct, legal ethics, disbarment, suspensions of law licenses, petitions for disciplinary action, reprimands and sanctions for unethical conduct. If you receive a letter from Bar Counsel Lydia Lawless, Disciplinary Counsel Hamilton Fox, or from any attorney disciplinary board in Maryland or the District of Columbia, retain experienced attorneys with expertise in lawyer discipline and breach of ethics cases to avoid sanctions for professional misconduct. We help lawyers avoid disbarment, suspension, reprimands, censure and informal admonitions by drafting responses to client grievances and ethical complaints; representing lawyers in peer reviews, evidentiary hearings, and oral arguments before the BPR and the Court of Appeals; filing petitions to reinstate an attorney's license to practice law; conducting law firm ethical compliance audits; and drafting legal ethics opinions to protect lawyers from ethics charges. In many cases, disciplinary proceedings may be dismissed, dismissed with a warning, or result in a conditional diversion agreement with Bar Counsel to rectify misconduct. Lawyers may need help in managing their law firm attorney escrow IOLTA trust account and complying with attorney trust accounting rules to avoid charges of ethical misconduct. Do not represent yourself in responding to an attorney grievance, law firm client complaint, or other allegation of ethical impropriety. Attorney grievance defense counsel may help you comply with legal ethics rules, avoid sanctions like suspension or disbarment, and avoid future attorney grievances.

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