On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the Supreme Court of Maryland issued an order granting the disbarment of attorney Jeffrey Stephen Goldstein.

The case is entitled “Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Jeffrey Stephen Goldstein,” with AG No. 35.

According to the filing, the Bar Counsel and Goldstein filed joint petitions for disbarment by consent on March 11 and March 18, respectively. In these filings, both parties agreed that Goldstein’s conduct violated Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct 1.15 regarding safekeeping of client property, 8.4(a),(c), and (d) covering misconduct, and Maryland Rules 19-407(a)(2) on attorney trust account record keeping and 19-410(a) and (b) prohibiting certain financial transactions.

Specifically, the order stated Goldstein admitted violating rules related to properly handling client funds and balances in attorney trust accounts. It was jointly agreed that disbarment was the appropriate sanction. The petitions requested he be removed effective March 31st or the date of the court’s order.

The Maryland high court accepted the second joint petition rendering the first moot. The Supreme Court then granted the petition for disbarment by consent against Goldstein, effective March 31st. As a result, the order directed removing Goldstein’s name from the attorney registry and notifying oversight bodies.

Notably, the parties had also asked for Goldstein to pay $815 in Attorney Grievance Commission costs. In accordance, the court ordered the Commission to file an expenses statement by April 19th.

According to Martindale.com, Mr. Jeffrey Stephen Goldstein practiced in Columbia, Maryland. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles and obtained his law license in Maryland in 1987.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.