On Friday, September 8, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland denied the Petition for Reinstatement of attorney Sherwood R. Wescott, a legal practitioner whose license was temporarily suspended earlier this year.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Sherwood R. Wescott,” with case no. AG. no. 2.
Wescott had been suspended from practicing law in Maryland for a period of 60 days, with the suspension scheduled to begin 30 days after the court’s opinion was filed, according to a court’s decision.
However, upon seeking reinstatement in June 2023, Wescott faced objections from the Acting Bar Counsel. These objections centered around Wescott’s alleged failure to comply with certain Maryland Rules pertaining to reinstatement, particularly Maryland Rule 19-741(c)(1)(B) and 19-741(c)(3)(C). Additionally, Wescott was cited for unpaid costs assessed in favor of the Attorney Grievance Commission, which had arisen from the previous suspension.
Despite Wescott’s claims of non-engagement in the practice of law during the suspension period and his assertion of compliance with reinstatement rules, the court upheld Bar Counsel’s objections. Consequently, the petition for reinstatement was denied, leaving Wescott ineligible to resume legal practice in Maryland at this time.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Wescott is a divorce and separation attorney in Salisbury, Maryland. He attended the Widener University School of Law, graduating in 2000.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.