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William H. Adkins II

William H. Adkins II

Former Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland


Issue: Should the Court disbar an attorney who concealed material information about his employment history and gained admission by taking the shorter out-of-state attorney's examination?

Holding: By holding material information and obtaining admission through an easier examination, this attorney violated the Code of Professional Responsibility in a manner warranting disbarment.

Area of Concern: Violation of former Code of Professional Responsibility DR 1-101(A), subjecting a lawyer to discipline if he has made a materially false statement in, or if he has deliberately failed to disclose a material fact requested in connection with, his application for admission to the bar.

Citation: 311 Md. 161, 533 A.2d 278 (1987)