On Friday, January 19, 2024, the Maryland Supreme Court issued an order suspending attorney William Roosevelt Buie III from practicing law for 180 days, with the suspension stayed in favor of one-year probation.

The case is entitled “Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. William Roosevelt Buie III,” with case no. 33.

The charges cited Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct 8.1(a) and 8.4(b).

The order stems from a joint petition filed by Buie and the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland. In the petition, Buie agreed that his conduct violated the Maryland Attorneys’ Rules of Professional Conduct.

Rather than a full 180-day suspension, the Court accepted the agreement for a stayed suspension and a one-year probation period with associated terms under a probation agreement. Chief Judge Matthew J. Fader signed the order, issued on January 19, 2024. The order takes effect immediately.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Buie III is a criminal defense attorney in Baltimore, Maryland. He acquired his law license in Maryland in 1999. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.