On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, the Attorney Discipline Board of the State of Michigan suspended Bloomfield Hills Attorney Derrick N. Okonmah for his felony conviction.

The case was brought by the Grievance Administrator, case nos. 22-55-AI; 22-72-JC; 22-73-MZ (Ref. 19-113-RP).

The charges cited MRPC 8.4(b) of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.

Okonmah was convicted on June 21, 2022, with Operating While Intoxicated, 3rd offense, and operating while license suspended, revoked, or denied, second or subsequent offense, a felony, and misdemeanor, respectively. Okonmah’s license to practice law in Michigan was automatically suspended, effective on the date of his felony conviction.

Okonmah and the Grievance Administrator filed a Stipulation for Consent Order of Discipline which sets forth Okonmah’s admission of his felony conviction. The stipulation also contained Okonmah’s admission that he violated the terms of his order of reinstatement with conditions as provided in the Grievance Administrator’s motion for an order to show cause.

The Amended Stipulation was approved by the Attorney Grievance Committee and thereafter accepted by the hearing panel.

Accordingly, the hearing panel ordered Okonmah’s suspension by consent in relation to Okonmah’s admitted violation of the above-cited rule of professional conduct.

The Notice of Reprimand, states:

“Derrick N. Okonmah, P68221, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, by the Attorney Discipline Board Tri-County Hearing Panel #71.

Suspension – Three Years, Effective January 28, 2023″

Costs amounting to $987.12 were also assessed against Okonmah.

Prior to the suspension, Mr. Derrick Nbabuife Okonmah practiced in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has been licensed in Michigan. Okonmah’s info can be found in Avvo.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.