The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has upheld a hearing panel’s decision to disbar an attorney for having a sexual relationship with a client, misappropriating funds, and sharing client-privileged information.

But Phillip Bazzo, a flood litigation attorney based in Lincoln Park, told Law.com that his disbarment was “a gross overreaction by right-of-center, volunteer fact finders,” and that he hopes other attorneys take notice that good-faith efforts may still result in the loss of their legal license.