On Friday, September 1, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland suspended attorney Marlene A. Johnson. The case is entitled “Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Marlene A. Johnson” with case no. 84.

The charges cited Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1; 1.3; 1.4(a) and (b); 1.5(a); 1.16(d); and 8.4(a) and (d).

Johnson consented to the imposition of an indefinite suspension from practicing law, which was approved by the Supreme Court of Maryland. This action is a response to the serious violations cited in the joint petition. The suspension, effective from October 31, 2023, means that Marlene A. Johnson will no longer be allowed to practice law in the state of Maryland.

This action serves as a critical step in upholding the standards of legal ethics and professionalism within the legal community. Furthermore, as part of the disciplinary action, Marlene A. Johnson’s name will be removed from the register of attorneys in the Supreme Court. This fact will be duly certified to the Trustees of the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland and all clerks of judicial tribunals within the state.

This development underscores the importance of adhering to professional rules and ethical conduct within the legal profession. Marlene A. Johnson’s consent to indefinite suspension reflects the gravity of the violations and the commitment to maintaining the integrity of the legal system.

According to avvo.com, Ms. Johnson is a corporate and incorporation attorney in Baltimore, Maryland. She acquired her law license in Maryland in 1999. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.