On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, the State of Michigan Attorney Disciplinary Board reinstated attorney Paul Bukowski.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Paul Bukowski,” with case no. 22-54-GA.

On February 15, 2023, the state of Michigan Attorney Disciplinary Board issued a notice of suspension against attorney Paul Bukowski for fraud. The Panel had discovered that during Bukowski’s employment under Macomb County Prosecutor Eric J. Smith, Bukowski had suspected Smith of misusing campaign funds for personal purposes, which was unlawful. Despite this suspicion, Bukowski had received a $20,000 check from Smith’s campaign fund, made payable to Bukowski. Bukowski had endorsed and deposited the check into a personal account, subsequently withdrawing $15,000 and delivering it to Smith upon his request, while keeping the remaining $5,000. In a later instance after 2016, Smith had urged Bukowski to provide false information to authorities regarding the incident. Based on these foregoing events, the panel ordered that Bukowski’s license to practice law be suspended for a period of 179 days.

On August 1, 2023, Bukowski filed an affidavit, attesting that he has fully adhered to all requirements specified in the panel’s order and will continue to do so until and unless reinstated. The Grievance Administrator did not present any objections to Bukowski’s affidavit in accordance.

In light of the information provided and after receiving suitable advice, the Board acknowledged the submission and reinstated attorney Bukowski.

The order states:

“IT IS ORDERED that respondent, Paul Bukowski, is REINSTATED to the practice of law in Michigan, effective August 9, 2023.”

According to lawyer.com, Mr. Bukowski had been practicing at Macomb Law Group. He practices in Clinton Township, Michigan. He is licensed in Michigan.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.