On Friday, September 8, 2023, the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board reinstated attorney Andrew J. Paluda.

The case is entitled “Grievance Administrator v. Andrew J. Paluda, P 42890” with case Nos. 22-68 AI; 22-89-JC

The suspension stemmed from Paluda’s no-contest plea to Operating While Intoxicated, a felony, and his possession of a narcotic exceeding 25 grams. Consequently, Paluda’s Michigan law license was automatically suspended, and a hearing panel was assigned. A stipulated consent order was later approved, resulting in a 179-day suspension, effective June 10, 2022, along with conditions and costs totaling $827.68, as Paluda was found to have violated criminal laws constituting professional misconduct.

On August 23, 2023, Paluda submitted an affidavit confirming his full compliance with the panel’s order and his commitment to ongoing compliance. The Grievance Administrator’s counsel raised no objections, leading to Paluda’s reinstatement to the practice of law in Michigan, effective immediately.

The order states:

“IT IS ORDERED that respondent, Andrew J. Paluda, is reinstated to the practice of law in Michigan, effective September 8, 2023.”

Mr. Paluda practices in Troy, Michigan. He is licensed in Michigan. His info can be found on lawyers.justia.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.