On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland suspended attorney Natasha Veytsman Rossbach indefinitely for misconduct in two client matters.

The case is entitled “Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Natasha Veytsman Rossbach,” with case no. C-03-CV-22-003423.

The charges cited Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 19-301.1, 19-301.3, 19-301.4(a), 19-301.5(a), 19-301.16(d), 19-308.1(a)(b), and 19-308.4(a)(c), and (d). 

Natasha Veytsman Rossbach was found guilty of multiple violations of the Maryland Attorneys’ Rules of Professional Conduct, including competence, diligence, communication, fees, declining or terminating representation, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

The filing states:

“Ms. Rossbach displayed a pattern of misconduct in both matters by failing to communicate with her clients, failing to appear for scheduled meetings, and failing to perform the services for which she was retained.”

These violations stemmed from Rossbach’s mishandling of two client cases, characterized by her failure to take substantive steps to progress the cases, lack of communication with the clients, and failure to attend scheduled meetings. Furthermore, during investigations by Bar Counsel, Rossbach failed to cooperate by not providing requested information and by providing knowingly false statements.

The filing continues:

“Ms. Rossbach demonstrated a dishonest and selfish motive by making knowing and intentional misrepresentations to Bar Counsel to conceal her misconduct and by refusing to refund unearned client funds.”

Due to the gravity of these infractions and the presence of aggravating factors, the Supreme Court of Maryland imposed an indefinite suspension on Ms. Rossbach from the practice of law.

The order states:

“For the reasons discussed above, we conclude that Ms. Rossbach violated Rules 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.5(a), 1.16(d), 8.1(a) and (b), and 8.4(a), (c), and (d). We suspend Ms. Rossbach indefinitely from the practice of law in Maryland.”

According to avvo.com, Ms. Rossbach is a bankruptcy and debt attorney in Catonsville, Maryland. She attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, graduating in 1999. She acquired her law license in Maryland in 2002.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.