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.
Board Orders and Opinions
Paterson, Andrew A.

Opinion and Order Granting Respondent's Motion to Disqualify Board Member Alan Gershel
Decided: 01/20/21

General Order, ADB 2020-2

Regarding Operations in Light of COVID-19
Decided: 05/13/20

General Order, ADB 2020-1

Regarding Operations in Light of COVID-19
Decided: 03/24/20

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Recent Notices
Khashan, Kevin A.

Date Issued: 02/16/21

Chadwick, C. Clifford

Date Issued: 02/16/21

Sigworth, Craig L.

Date Issued: 02/09/21

Milhouse, Harrell D.

Date Issued: 02/09/21

Malette, Charles William

Date Issued: 02/09/21

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Where to File Complaints
Attorney Grievance Commission
535 Griswold St., Ste. 1700
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-6585

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