On Friday, September 1, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland issued a reprimand to Attorney Purcell S. Luke, following a joint petition for reprimand filed by the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland.

The case is entitled “Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Purcell S. Luke,” and was brought by the Attorney Grievance Commission with case no. 83.

The charges cited Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a)(b), 1.15, 1.16(d), 8.1(b), and 8.4(d).

The joint petition outlined that Luke acknowledged his conduct, as detailed within the document, violated a range of rules set forth by the Maryland Attorneys’ Rules of Professional Conduct. These included competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

Luke, in accordance with the joint petition, consented to the reprimand as the appropriate course of action in response to the violations. The order, issued by the Supreme Court of Maryland, solidifies the reprimand and emphasizes Luke’s breach of the professional conduct rules. Justice Michele D. Hotten, in representation of the Supreme Court, affirmed the reprimand, underscoring the seriousness of the violations and the importance of upholding ethical standards within the legal profession.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED, by the Supreme Court of Maryland, that the Respondent, Purcell S. Luke, is REPRIMANDED.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Luke is an attorney in Linkwood, Maryland. He acquired his law license in Maryland in 1999. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.