On Thursday, April 6, 2023, the Attorney Discipline Board of the State of Michigan reprimanded Alpena attorney Michael G. Mack for failing to self-report drunk driving conviction to the Grievance Administrator and the Attorney Discipline Board.

The case was brought by the Grievance Administrator under case nos. 22-60-JC; 22-61-GA.

The charges cited MRPC 3.4(c), 8.4(c) of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.

According to the filing, Mack and the Grievance Administrator filed a Stipulation for Consent Order of Reprimand with Conditions setting forth Mack’s admissions of his conviction by guilty plea of two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content in excess of .17 before the 88-1 Judicial District Court. Mack further admitted that he failed to timely turn himself in jail as ordered, and his failure to respond to the Grievance Administrator’s request for investigation relating to the bond violation and convictions.

The Stipulation was approved by the Attorney Grievance Committee and thereafter approved by the hearing panel.

Based on the foregoing facts and admissions, the hearing panel reprimanded Mack by consent in relation to Mack’s violation of the above-cited rules of professional conduct.

The Notice of Reprimand, states:

“Michael G. Mack, P31173, Alpena, Michigan, by the Attorney Discipline Board Emmett County Hearing Panel #3

Reprimand, Effective April 4, 2023″

Costs amounting to $1,359.46 were also assessed against Mack.

Mr. Michael G. Mack was the former chief judge of the 26th Circuit Court and 88th District Court in Alpena County. He attended Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mack has been licensed in Michigan. His bio can be found on Ballotpedia.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.