Board Opinions and Orders

Below is a list of recent opinions and orders issued by the Attorney Discipline Board.

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LaCommare, Stephen

Increasing Discipline From a Two-Year Suspension to Disbarment and Affirming Restitution and Condition
Board Order
Decided: 07/07/22

General Order, ADB 2022-1

Regarding Operations in Light of COVID-19
Board Order
Decided: 04/20/22

Attorney, Anonymous

Denying Petitioner's Motion for Reconsideration and Denying Respondent's Motion to Strike Petitioner's Reply
Board Order
Decided: 04/18/22

Sliger, Sten T.

Order of Suspension With Condition
Board Order
Decided: 03/30/22

McRipley, Gil Whitney

Affirming Hearing Panel Findings of Misconduct and Reducing 30-Day Suspension to Reprimand
Board Order
Decided: 03/21/22

Guzall, Raymond, III

Denying Respondent's Motion for Disclosure to Address and Attempt to Eliminate Unfairness, the Appearance of Unfairness, Impropriety, the Appearance of Impropriety, Bias, Prejudice and Abuse, and Attempt to Satisfy the Appearance of Justice Standard, and Motion to Stay Proceedings Until After These Disclosures Are Made
Board Order
Decided: 03/21/22

Combs, Scott E.

Denying Respondent's Motion for Relief from Judgment Pursuant to MCR 2.612(C)(1)(f)
Board Order
Decided: 03/11/22

Combs, Scott E.

Affirming In Part and Reversing In Part Hearing Panel's Findings of Misconduct and Affirming Order of Disbarment & Restitution
Board Order
Decided: 03/11/22

Carpenter, Charles A.

Order of Disbarment
Board Order
Decided: 01/31/22

Bazzo, Phillip G.

Denying Respondent's Motion for Reconsideration
Board Order
Decided: 01/12/22

Cherry, D. Michael

Granting Respondent's Motion for Reconsideration and Vacating Conditions
Board Order
Decided: 12/14/21

Bartko, Gregory

Affirming Hearing Panel Order Dismissing Petition for Reinstatement, Denying Motion for Peremptory, Granting Motion for Leave to File Appendix, and Denying Emergency Motion to Strike Supplemental Authority
Board Order
Board Opinion
Decided: 12/06/21

Attorney, Anonymous

Granting Petition for Interlocutory Review, Dismissing Formal Complaint Without Prejudice, Granting Motion to Permanently Seal Record, and Dismissing Motion to Disqualify Hearing Panel
Board Order
Decided: 11/30/21

Attorney, Anonymous

Order Approving Request to Change to Active Status
Board Order
Decided: 11/23/21

Benson, Alexander H.

Granting Request for Interlocutory Review and Affirming Hearing Panel Order
Board Order
Board Opinion
Decided: 09/28/21

Bazzo, Phillip G.

Affirming Hearing Panel Order of Disbarment
Board Order
Decided: 09/28/21

Cherry, D. Michael

Affirming Hearing Panel Order Modifying Conditions
Board Order
Decided: 09/23/21

Easthope, Christopher S.

Affirming, In Part, And Reversing, In Part, the Hearing Panel’s Findings of Misconduct and Reducing Discipline From a One-Year Suspension to a 180-Day Suspension
Board Order
Board Opinion
Decided: 09/17/21

Wietrzynski, Lukasz

Affirming Hearing Panel Order of Disbarment & Restitution and Vacating Order Granting Interim Stay
Board Order
Decided: 09/15/21

Beck, S. Garrett

Denying Respondent's Motion for Reconsideration
Board Order
Decided: 09/08/21

Nitzkin, Gary D.

Denying Respondent's Motion for Reconsideration
Board Order
Decided: 08/24/21

General Order, ADB 2021-1

Regarding Operations in Light of COVID-19
Board Order
Decided: 08/23/21

Saleh, Hussian

Eligibility for Reinstatement
Board Order
Decided: 08/19/21

Porter, Vincent DeMarti

Denying Respondent's Motion for Reconsideration
Board Order
Decided: 07/23/21

Peterson, Lisa Jeanne

Vacating Hearing Panel Order of Dismissal and Remanding for Hearing
Board Order
Board Opinion
Decided: 06/24/21

Howe, Peter T.

Vacating Hearing Panel Order of Eligibility for Reinstatement With Condition and Denying Petition for Reinstatement
Board Order
Board Opinion
Decided: 06/18/21

Beck, S. Garrett

Vacating Order of Dismissal, Reversing Order Granting Respondent's Motion for Relief, and Remanding to Hearing Panel for Hearing on Misconduct
Board Order
Decided: 06/02/21

Szilagyi, Anthony J.

Modifying Hearing Panel Finding of Misconduct, Reducing Discipline From a 30-Day Suspension to a Reprimand, Reducing Costs and Affirming Condition
Board Order
Board Opinion
Decided: 05/06/21

Jacobs, Catherine A.

Granting Request for Interlocutory Review, Denying Request for Oral Argument, and Affirming Hearing Panel Order
Board Order
Board Opinion
Decided: 04/29/21

Nitzkin, Gary D.

Affirming Hearing Panel Order of 90-Day Suspension & Restitution With Condition and Ordering Additional Restitution
Board Order
Decided: 04/27/21

Combs, Scott E.

Increasing Discipline from a Three-Year Suspension to Disbarment and Modifying Restitution
Board Order
Board Opinion
Decided: 04/01/21

Paterson, Andrew A.

Denying Petition for Interlocutory Review
Board Order
Decided: 03/02/21

Paterson, Andrew A.

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

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