On Tuesday, June 1, 2023, the State of Michigan Attorney Disciplinary Board issued a notice of reprimand against attorney Jasmin Thomas. The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jasmin Thomas,” with case no. 22-84-JC;22-85-GA.
The charges cited Michigan Court Rules 9.104(5), 9.104(2), 9.104(3)(4), and Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(a) which states:
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
Engaged in conduct that exposes the legal profession or the courts to obloquy, contempt, censure, or reproach.
Engaged in conduct that is contrary to justice, ethics, honesty, or good morals.
Engaged in conduct that violated the standards or rules of professional conduct adopted by the Michigan Supreme Court.
The Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.
In an ongoing disciplinary case, the respondent and the Grievance Administrator have jointly filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, which has been approved by the Attorney Grievance Commission and accepted by the hearing panel. Additional information supporting the stipulation was provided by both parties during two separate virtual status conferences held in January and March 2023.
The stipulation includes admissions by the respondent concerning significant matters related to her conduct. Firstly, the respondent acknowledges being convicted on September 3, 2019, based on a jury verdict in the case of People v. Toi Jasmin Thomas, held at the 46th District Court. The conviction pertains to operating while intoxicated, classified as a misdemeanor offense. This admission highlights the respondent’s involvement in a criminal case and the subsequent legal consequences she faced.
Furthermore, the stipulation addresses the respondent’s failure to comply with the terms of a stipulation for contractual probation entered into with the Grievance Administrator on December 13, 2019. Additionally, the respondent acknowledges non-compliance with a monitoring agreement she entered into with the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program (LJAP) on January 21, 2020. It is important to note that both the stipulation for contractual probation and the monitoring agreement with LJAP arose from the Attorney Grievance Commission’s investigation into the respondent’s criminal conviction.
These admissions regarding the respondent’s conviction and subsequent non-compliance with probationary terms and monitoring obligations indicate serious breaches of professional conduct and responsibility. The disciplinary proceedings aim to address these violations and ensure appropriate measures are taken in light of the admitted misconduct.
The Disposition states:
“In accordance with the stipulation of the parties, the hearing panel ordered that the respondent be reprimanded. Costs were assessed in the amount of $1, 128.80.”
Ms. Thomas attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She practices in Southfield, Michigan. She is licensed in Michigan. Her info can be found on lawyer.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.