On Monday, October 30, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland reprimanded Attorney Carl David Somerlock for conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.
The case is titled “Attorney GrievanceCommission of Maryland v. Carl David Somerlock.” with case number AG No.12.
In a joint petition filed on August 24, 2023, by the respondent and the Attorney Grievance Commission, Attorney Somerlock expressly, agreed that his conduct as described in the joint petition violated the rule prohibiting conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. As a sanction for this admitted rule violation, Somerlock consented to receive a reprimand.
Hence, the Supreme Court of Maryland issued an order reprimanding Somerlock for violating Rule 8.4(d). The court’s order was signed by Senior Justice Shirley M. Watts.
The disposition reads:
“ORDERED, by the Supreme Court of Maryland, that Respondent, Carl David Somerlock, is REPRIMANDED for violating Rule 8.4(d) of the Maryland Attorneys’Rules of Professional Conduct.”
In 2019, Attorney Somerlock was accused of possessing a cache of weapons, including machine guns, and manufacturing them in his home. Investigators found over 50 guns, ammunition, and firearm parts at his address, and three machine guns and a silencer were found to be assembled from parts with no serial number. Somerlock was charged with possession of a machine gun and two counts of possession of a firearm with no serial number, and investigators alleged that he continued to order parts to manufacture guns while out on bail.
According to Avvo, Attorney Carl David Somerlock is a DUI and DWI attorney in Frederick, Maryland. He attended the University of Tulsa, graduating in 1998. He acquired his license in 2000.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.