On Tuesday, March 6, 2024, the Supreme Court of Maryland accepted the resignation of Joseph W. King Jr. from the practice of law in the state.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Joseph W. King, Jr.,” with case no. 46.

King had submitted his application to resign from the Bar of Maryland on March 4, 2024. In his filing, he notified the court of his intention to leave the legal profession. The Bar Counsel, which oversees attorney conduct, investigated the matter and found that King’s application fulfilled the requirements for resignation outlined in Rule 19-735(b) of the state rules governing attorney discipline.

In a short order, the Maryland high court accepted King’s resignation. As a result, Joseph W. King Jr.’s name will be removed from the register of attorneys by the Clerk of Court. This removes his ability to practice law in Maryland. King will no longer be permitted to represent clients or appear in legal proceedings in the state. The Clerk was also directed to notify the Client Protection Fund and clerks of all courts in Maryland about King’s departure from the Bar.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED, by the Supreme Court of Maryland, that the resignation of Joseph W. King, Jr_ from the Bar of the State of Maryland is accepted.”

A copy of the original filing can be found here.