The Maryland Court of Appeals disagreed with a Baltimore solo practitioner’s exceptions to a hearing judge’s findings and maintained that disbarment is an appropriate sanction for his alleged widespread misconduct ranging from mismanaging client funds to failing to communicate with clients and making intentional misrepresentations to various courts.

Landon M. White, who maintained his own practice after being admitted to the bar in June 2015, was found to have violated at least 12 provisions of the Maryland Attorneys’ Rules of Professional Conduct, including Rule 1.1 Competence; 1.2 Scope of Representation Between Client and Lawyer; 1.3 Diligence; 1.4 Communication; 1.15 Safekeeping Property; 1.16 Declining or Terminating Representation; 3.1 Meritorious Claims and Contentions; 3.3. Candor Toward the Tribunal; 8.1 Bar Admission and Disciplinary Measures; 8.4 Misconduct; and rules pertaining to violations with his attorney trust account and record-keeping and prohibited transactions, according to the court’s 70-page opinion written by Judge Angela M. Eaves.

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