On Friday, December 22, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland ordered the indefinite suspension of attorney Nema Sayadian from the practice of law in the state.

The case is entitled “Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Nema Sayadian,” with case no. 24.

The charges cited Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct 19-301.1, 19-301.2(a), 19-301.3, 19-301.4(a), 19-305.5(a), and 19-308.4(a) and (d).

In an order, the Maryland Supreme Court accepted a joint petition from the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland and Ms. Sayadian for her indefinite suspension. The suspension comes amid allegations that Ms. Sayadian violated several provisions of the Maryland Attorneys’ Rules of Professional Conduct relating to competency, diligence, communication, unauthorized practice of law, and misconduct.

As part of her suspension, Ms. Sayadian will be allowed to petition for reinstatement once she completes a monitoring program, including monthly random drug and alcohol screenings showing abstinence for a year. Her name has been removed from the registry of licensed attorneys in Maryland. The order, handed down by the state’s highest court, goes into effect immediately.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED, by the Supreme Court of Maryland, that, effective immediately, the Respondent, Nema Sayadian, be indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in the State of Maryland,”

According to avvo.com, Ms. Sayadian is a contracts and agreements attorney in Bethesda, Maryland. She attended the American University, Washington College of Law, graduating in 2008. She acquired her law license in Maryland in the same year.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.