Morrison Mahoney’s Disciplinary Defense Team has over 30 years combined experience successfully representing attorneys in disciplinary investigations and proceedings from initial complaint through appeal. Featuring two attorneys who previously served as Investigators at the Board of Bar Overseers (BBO), we serve as advocate and advisor to our clients. Our goal is to reach appropriate, swift, and creative resolutions to disciplinary matters.
Our Disciplinary Defense Team regularly defends a wide variety of BBO matters, including allegations of IOLTA violations, conflicts of interest, neglect and mishandling, failure to communicate, and intentional misconduct. We have extensive experience addressing complaints arising from both practice management and all areas of substantive law including complaints brought by clients, opposing parties, court personnel and governmental agencies. We also assist attorneys who have already been disciplined with suspension/disbarment compliance and obtaining readmission to the bar. We appear on behalf of attorneys in federal and state courts, disciplinary bodies, and administrative agencies (such as the Division of Professional Licensure, Internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission). Our attorneys have served in numerous capacities in local bar associations, including on the Massachusetts Bar Association Ethics Committee, Education Committee, Law Practice Management Section Council, and Attorney Financial Responsibility Disclosure Task Force.
Morrison Mahoney’s Disciplinary Defense Team understands the risk, inconvenience and stress imposed on an attorney facing possible discipline, and works closely with the attorney-client to minimize the impact of the disciplinary process on his or her practice and person.
Morrison Mahoney’s Disciplinary Defense Team also counsels individual attorneys and law firms on risk management, firm practice, and ethical compliance issues. We can provide review and guidance on discrete ethical issues, audit firm practices and procedures, review IOLTA compliance, or to conduct a post-mortem following a disciplinary complaint.