Karen Daley, an attorney in our Livonia office, was recently appointed as a hearing panelist by the Attorney Discipline Board (ADB). The ADB is the adjudicative arm of the Michigan Supreme Court and is responsible for supervising and disciplining Michigan attorneys.
The ADB appoints hearing panels composed of three volunteer attorneys to conduct the trial-level proceedings in which the Attorney Grievance Commission has filed a formal complaint alleging that a member of the State Bar of Michigan has committed misconduct. The ADB also hears petitions for review of decisions by a hearing panel and performs other duties. A decision of the ADB may be appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court.