August 26, 2014
ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMMISSION OF MARYLAND, Petitioner
NEIL JEROME LEWIS, Respondent
Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Senior Judge.
The Court having considered the Joint Petition for Disbarment By Consent filed herein pursuant to Maryland Rule 16-772, whereby Respondent concedes that sufficient evidence exists to sustain allegations of misconduct against him in the two referenced disciplinary actions, including violations of Maryland Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct (MLRPC) 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5(c), 1.15(a) & (d) and 8.4(a), (b), (c) & (d) in Misc. Docket AG No. 38, September Term 2013, and violations of MLRPC 1.15(a) & (d) and 8.4(a), (b), (c) & (d) in Misc. Docket AG No. 14, September Term 2014;
[439 Md. 693] NOW THEREFORE, it is this 26th day of August, 2014,
ORDERED, by the Court of Appeals of Maryland, that Neil Jerome Lewis, Respondent, be, and he hereby is, disbarred by consent from the practice of law in the State of Maryland, effective September 1, 2014; and it is further
ORDERED, that the Clerk of this Court, in accordance with Rule 16-772(d), shall strike the name of Neil Jerome Lewis from the register of attorneys in this Court as of September 1, 2014 and certify to the Trustees of the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland and the clerks of all courts in this State that the name of Neil Jerome Lewis has been so stricken; and it is further
ORDERED, that Respondent shall transfer his law practice, excluding his financial accounts, to Barry J. Diamond, Esquire on or before the effective date of this Order; and it is further
ORDERED, that Respondent shall cooperate with Bar Counsel and/or any conservator appointed under Maryland Rule 16-777 to take control of Respondent's existing attorney trust accounts and business operating account, such cooperation to include providing access to all financial records set forth in Maryland Rule 16-606.1(d); and it is further
ORDERED, that Respondent agrees to comply with the duties set forth in Maryland Rule 16-760(c); and it is further
ORDERED, that judgment is hereby entered in favor of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland against Neil Jerome Lewis in the amount of $4,541.25.