On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland reinstated attorney Joseph Robert Laumann. The case is entitled “In the Matter of Joseph Robert Laumann.”
In 2019, Attorney Laumann’s law license was suspended for a period of six months following a stipulated agreement between the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) and the same. This decision, mirroring the suspension imposed by the Court of Appeals of Maryland, came after a review of Laumann’s professional conduct. Laumann, who had been admitted to practice in Wisconsin in 1999, faced administrative suspension for non-compliance with legal education requirements and bar dues. The Maryland Court of Appeals had previously indefinitely suspended him from practicing law starting June 1, 2018, citing a series of professional misconduct incidents involving four separate client cases. The court noted that the stipulated suspension in Wisconsin paralleled the effect of the indefinite suspension in Maryland, both requiring a successful reinstatement petition.
In the present matter, after reviewing Joseph Robert Laumann’s verified petition for reinstatement and the Bar Counsel’s response to the verified petition for reinstatement, the Supreme Court of Maryland decided to reinstate Laumann.
The Disposition states:
“ORDERED that the Petition is GRANTED, and it is further ORDERED that Joseph Robert Laumann is reinstated as a member of the Bar of Maryland.”
According to Avvo, Mr. Laumann is the owner of the Law Office of Joseph Laumann. He attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating in 1997. He acquired his law license in Maryland in 1998.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.