On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered the indefinite suspension by consent of Attorney Troy A. Priest in consideration of the order of suspension from the state of Maryland.
The case, titled In Re Troy A. Priest was brought by the Disciplinary Counsel. Case #DDN 2021-D079.
Priest was ordered indefinitely suspended from the practice of law by consent, by the Court of Appeals of Maryland on April 22, 2021. For this reason, on September 21, 2022, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered the suspension of Priest pending final disposition of the matter and directed him to show cause why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed on him.
Based on the foregoing facts, the Disciplinary Counsel’s request of imposing a functionally identical discipline, and Priest’s failure to respond, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled against Priest.
The Order reads:
“ORDERED that Troy A. Priest is hereby indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia subject to a fitness requirement with reinstatement conditioned on either his reinstatement to practice law by the State of Maryland or five years, whichever occurs first.”
Mr. Priest has been licensed in the District of Columbia, license no. 444362, as well as in Maryland.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.