Commission Proceedings

Attorney Grievance Commission ProceedingsMost attorney grievances start with client complaints to the Attorney Grievance Commission, which supervises the investigation of Bar Counsel, the peer review process and the imposition of certain sanctions.

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Court Proceedings

Unless the case is resolved by the Commission, Bar Counsel may petition the Court of Appeals for disciplinary or remedial action.  Once filed, the case goes to a trial judge to gather evidence for the Court's review.

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Attorney Grievance defense attorney specializes in defending lawyers in disciplinary proceedings before the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission 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 or from an Assistant Bar Counsel of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, retain experienced attorneys with expertise in lawyer discipline and breach of ethics cases to avoid sanctions for violating the Maryland Attorneys' Rules of Professional Conduct. We help lawyers avoid sanctions by drafting responses to Bar Counsel investigations, representing lawyers in before attorney peer review panel members, appearing in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, filing petitions for reinstatement to assist suspended or disbarred lawyers in returning to the practice of law, conducting law firm ethical compliance audits, and drafting legal ethics opinions to protect lawyers from ethical misconduct 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 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 the Rules of Professional Conduct, avoid sanctions like suspension or disbarment, and avoid future attorney grievances.

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