On Thursday, April 27, 2023, the State of Michigan Attorney Disciplinary Board reprimanded attorney Richard Francis Cummins for being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Richard Francis Cummins,” with case no. 23-2-JC.

The charges cited Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(b) and Michigan Court Rules 9.104(5).

The respondent admitted that he was convicted by a guilty plea of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a BAC of .17 or more. After the said admission, the respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of reprimand with the condition, pursuant to MCR 9.115(F)(5), that was approved by the Attorney Grievance Commission and accepted by the hearing panel.

Based on the respondent’s conviction, admission, and the party’s stipulation, the panel found that the respondent committed professional misconduct when he engaged in conduct that violated criminal law. Based on this, the Attorney Disciplinary Board of Michigan decided to reprimand the respondent.

The Disposition states:

“In accordance with the stipulation of the parties, the hearing panel ordered that the respondent be reprimanded and subject to conditions relevant to the established misconduct. Costs were assessed in the amount of $776.79.”

As of today, Mr. Cummins is listed in the law firm Simen, Figura & Parker, PLC as a practicing attorney. He attended the Wayne State University Law School, graduating in 2005. He practices in Detroit Metropolitan Area, Michigan. He is licensed in Michigan with license no. 69582. His info can be found on Linkedin.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.