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In Maryland if an attorney fails to pay a promissory not,

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in Maryland if an attorney fails to pay a promissory not, can the holder of the not file a complaint against the attorney for non payment ahd have the attorney disbarred?
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: At this point the attorney i facing a peer review hearing, I belive Title does not give the compliant the use of Maryland law for the non payment.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thank you.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I want to know about Title 09 in Maryland and if that prohibits a person from filing a complaint against an attorney for non payment of a note
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 8 months ago.

if I can understand your situation correctly, you're the holder of this note and the attorney has not paid. Is the attorney representing themselves or someone else?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am the attorney and I have been paying the note to the person who has filed a complaint against me saying that I did not pay the note on time etc. I responded to him saying that title 9 said the complainant could not file claim against me for not paying the note. That is the story. Let me hear from you.
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 8 months ago.

Hi, let me opt out of this discussion so someone with more experience with Title 9 exceptions may be able to help you.

Expert:  Ray replied 8 months ago.

Ray here a new expert.Anyone can file a complaint but it would be dismissed as you state.Only the failure to pay taxes or some other illegal activity would be grounds for sanction.This is just a debt, he can sue but thats it.The grievance would be dismissed here as you state.You could file Chapter 7 for that matter.Lots of lawyers have debts and bankruptcies, I have lawyer friend thats done it three times and he is still practicing.Title 09 in Maryland here cannot be used to enforce a regular debt.

It is not a problem here any grievance will be dismissed or a finding that no violation is present here.

Thanks and thanks for rating 5 stars.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
thank you For your analysis and thought. I feel you made a good summary of the facts in showing the attorney is restricted by title 9. To Me it seemed odd that the complainant could use the attorney greivance commitence to collect his money. I thought Title 9 was the answer. Thanks again. *****
Expert:  Ray replied 8 months ago.

Dick I don't think this is going anywhere its a civil debt thats it.I used to do grievance work a few years back.

Expert:  Ray replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for rating 5 stars and good luck to you.