On Tuesday, August 29, 2023, the Attorney Discipline Board of the State of Michigan reprimanded attorney Clarice Y. Williams for professional misconduct.

The case was brought by the Grievance Administrator, case no 23-62-GA.

The charges cited Williams’ violation of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct rules 1.1, 1.3, 3.1, 3.2, 8.4(c) and Michigan Court Rules 9.104(1), 9.104(2), and 9.104(3) which state:

Failing to competently represent her client

Lacking reasonable diligence and promptness in her representation

Filing frivolous pleadings and motions

Not expediting litigation in the client’s interest

Engaging in prejudicial conduct against the administration of justice

Bringing discredit to the legal profession or courts

Citing contrary to justice, ethics, honesty, or good morals

The reprimand stems from Williams’ representation of a client in a quiet title action, where she admitted various instances of professional misconduct.

As per the stipulation, the hearing panel reprimanded Williams and assessed total costs of $789.20.

The Notice of Reprimand states:

“Clarice Y. Williams, P 33415, Southfield, MI, by the Attorney Discipline Board Tri-CountyHearing Panel #58

Reprimand-Effective August 16, 2023″

Ms. Williams owns and operates her own law firm, located in Southfield, Michigan, where she practices law. She is licensed in Michigan. Her bio can be found on lawyers.findlaw.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.