On Thursday, February 22, 2024, the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Tri-County Hearing Panel #15 issued a Notice of Disbarment against attorney Samir W. Mashni.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Samir W. Mashni,” with case nos. 23-50-AI and 23-105-JC.

The charges cited to Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(b) and Michigan Court Rules 9.104(5), which states:

Engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or violation of the criminal law, where such conduct reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer.

Engaged in conduct that violated a criminal law of a state or of the United States, an ordinance, or tribal law pursuant to MCR 2.615.

According to the notice, Mashni had been convicted on January 18, 2023, of the felony offense of Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services Mail Fraud in violation of federal law. Mashni and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation consenting to discipline, which was approved by the Attorney Grievance Commission. The hearing panel accepted the stipulation and found that Mashni’s criminal conduct violated professional conduct rules by engaging in illegal behavior and acts involving dishonesty.

As a result, the panel ordered that Mashni be disbarred from practicing law in Michigan effective February 16, 2024. The order also assessed total costs against Mashni of $774.47. The notice concludes Michigan attorney Samir Mashni will no longer be allowed to represent clients or practice law in the state due to the disciplinary actions taken as a result of his admitted criminal conviction.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Mashni was a general practice attorney in Redford, Michigan. He acquired his law license in Michigan in 1981.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.