On Friday, December 8, 2023, Attorney Martin M. Holmes received a public reprimand from the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board for a conviction of operating while intoxicated and for failure to notify the regulatory authorities of the criminal matter.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Martin M. Holmes,” with case no. 23-78-JC; 23-79-GA.

According to the stipulation, Holmes was convicted on April 22, 2022, of operating while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Holmes pleaded guilty to the offense and failed to notify the Grievance Administrator and Attorney Discipline Board of his conviction, in violation of Michigan Court Rules and Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.

The stipulation also contained the respondent’s no-contest plea to the factual allegations and the allegations of professional misconduct outlined in paragraphs 7-10 of the formal complaint. The hearing panel found that Holmes engaged in conduct that violated a criminal law of a state or of the United States, an ordinance, or tribal law under Michigan Court Rules.

In accordance with the stipulation of the parties, the hearing panel ordered that Holmes be reprimanded. Total costs were assessed in the amount of $780.47. The reprimand was effective as of November 28, 2023.

The Disposition states:

“In accordance with the stipulation of the parties, the hearing panel ordered that respondent be reprimanded. Total costs were assessed in the amount of $780.47.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Holmes is a bankruptcy and debt attorney in North Muskegon, Michigan. He attended the University of Detroit. He acquired his law license in Michigan in 1974.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.