On Friday, January 5, 2024, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Attorney Nema Sayadian.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Nema Sayadian,” with case no. 23-053-128258.
According to the order from the VSB Disciplinary Board, Sayadian consented to the revocation while a disciplinary complaint or investigation was pending against her. By consenting to disbarment at this stage of a disciplinary matter, Sayadian acknowledged that the material facts underlying the complaint or investigation were true.
The order did not provide any details about the circumstances that led to the pending disciplinary case in Virginia. However, it came just over a week after Sayadian was indefinitely suspended from practicing law in Maryland by the state’s highest court.
In that case, the Maryland Supreme Court accepted a joint petition from Sayadian and the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland for her indefinite suspension. The court found that Sayadian had violated several provisions of the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct relating to competence, diligence, communication with clients, unauthorized practice of law, and misconduct.
As part of the suspension, Sayadian is required to complete a one-year monitoring program that includes monthly random drug and alcohol screenings showing abstinence. Only after completing the monitoring program successfully can she petition the court for reinstatement of her Maryland law license.
It’s unclear if the disciplinary matters in Maryland and Virginia are directly related. However, the timing of the actions in both states suggests Sayadian’s legal career has come to an abrupt end amid multiple allegations of professional misconduct.
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.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.