Welcome to the Attorney Discipline Board

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board is the adjudicative arm of the Michigan Supreme Court for discharge of its exclusive constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline Michigan attorneys.

The ADB appoints hearing panels composed of three volunteer attorneys to conduct the trial-level proceedings under Subchapter 9.100 of the Michigan Court Rules, including cases in which the Attorney Grievance Commission has filed a formal complaint alleging that a member of the State Bar of Michigan has committed professional misconduct or should be transferred to inactive status. The ADB also hears petitions for review of decisions by a hearing panel and performs other duties. A decision of the ADB may be appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court. Additional questions about the discipline system are answered in our FAQs.

To find out if a Michigan attorney's license to practice law has been affected by proceedings under Subchapter 9.100, click here.

Documents related to Grievance Administrator v Rohl, Hagerstrom, Junttila, Haller, Johnson, Powell, Newman, Kleinhendler, and Wood, Case Nos. 23-29-GA – 23-37-GA, can be found here.

Documents related to Grievance Administrator v Rodriguez, Case No. 23-28-GA, can be found here.

Documents related to Grievance Administrator v Matthew S. DePerno, Case No. 23-53-GA, can be found here.
Board Orders and Opinions
Paterson, Andrew A.

Denying Complainant's Motion to Lift Automatic Stay
Decided: 10/25/23

Lane, Nejla K.

Amended Order Granting Respondent's Motion for Reconsideration, Vacating Order of Suspension, and Referring to Hearing Panel for Disposition and Briefing Order
Decided: 09/20/23

Venie, David Chipman

Affirming Hearing Panel Order Denying Petition for Reinstatement
Decided: 09/11/23

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Recent Notices
Essad, Kenneth M.

Date Issued: 01/31/24

Kerr, Garrett C.

Date Issued: 01/30/24

Wilson, Thomas J.

Date Issued: 01/18/24

Liston, Benajmin F.

Date Issued: 01/10/24

Walker, Ernest J.

Date Issued: 01/03/24

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Where to File Complaints
Attorney Grievance Commission
PNC Center
755 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 2100
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 313-961-6585

Judicial Tenure Commission
3034 W. Grand Blvd.
Suite 8-450
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-875-5110