On Friday, October 20, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland issued an order suspending Attorney Michael Samuel Rosier from practicing law for 30 days, with the suspension stayed in favor of six months of probation. The order was issued after Rosier violated several rules of professional conduct.
The case is titled ‘Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Michael Samuel Rosier.’
According to the filing, Rosier violated the following rules of the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct: Rule 1.4(a)(2), (3), and (b) (communication), Rule 1.5(b) (fees), Rule 1.15(a) (safekeeping property), Rule 1.16(d) (declining and terminating representation), Rule 4.2(a) (communications with persons represented by an attorney), Rule 8.4(a) and (d) (misconduct), and Maryland Rule 19-407(a)(2)-(4) and (b) (attorney trust account record keeping).
The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.
The court’s order was based on a joint petition submitted by Rosier and the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, which agreed to the suspension and probation. The court’s decision highlights the importance of attorney ethics and professionalism in the practice of law.
The disposition reads:
“ORDEREDthatMichael Samuel Rosieris suspended for days from the practice of law in the State of Maryland, and it is further
ORDERED that the suspension is stayed in favor of six months of probation under the terms and conditions set forth in the parties’ Probation Agreement.”
According to Avvo.com., Attorney Micahel Samuel Rosier is a general practice attorney in Lanham, Maryland. He attended Florida State University College of Law and acquired his law license in Maryland in 1986.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.