On Friday, August 11, 2023, the Attorney Discipline Board of the State of Michigan ordered the reinstatement of attorney David Charron to the practice of law, following a 60-day suspension for disrespectful conduct.
The case is entitled “Grievance Administrator v. David Charron,” case no. 19-130-GA.
On June 15, 2023, Charron faced a 60-day suspension by the Attorney Discipline Board, effective June 10, 2023. This decision followed the order from Kent County Hearing Panel #4, which had previously suspended Charron with specific conditions. The panel’s action came after it determined that Charron had engaged in professional misconduct while representing a defendant in a complex insurance business dissolution case. This case spanned several years and involved intense legal battles in both Michigan state and federal courts, commencing in 2007 and concluding in 2019.
Charron was accused of displaying discourteous and unprofessional behavior toward the court. This was evident in a brief submitted by Charron, where he made a highly controversial statement that garnered strong negative reactions and substantial criticism. The remark, “When the judiciary acts as the bitch for the complainant, we get rulings like this,” not only showed disrespect towards the court but also raised doubts about Charron’s capacity to engage in civil and respectful communication within the legal field.
Shortly before the end of his suspension period, on August 2, 2023, Charron submitted an affidavit showing compliance with all the requirements stated in the panel’s order. The Grievance Administrator advised the Board that it posed no objection to Charron’s affidavit.
Accordingly, the Board ruled in favor of Charron and reinstated him to the practice of law effective August 11, 2023.
Mr. David Charron attended Case Western Reserve University. He practices in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is licensed in Michigan. His info can be found on avvo.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.