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Disciplinary Proceeding against Former Deputy State’s Attorney

Easton Star-Democrat, December 10, 2012: Former Queen Anne’s County Deputy State’s Attorney John Mark McDonald faces allegations of professional misconduct during his time at the state’s attorney’s office. … The petition, filed Sept. 12, alleges McDonald engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a co-worker at the state’s attorney’s office, Melissa Knotts, the former office manager,

Congratulations to attorney Gregory Kline of Severna Park

Best wishes to Greg Kline, Esquire of Severna Park, on the two-year anniversary of the opening of his solo practice. Greg’s practice involves (among other practice areas) civil litigation, criminal defense and estate planning. Greg serves on the Peer Review Committee for Anne Arundel County for the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission – a distinct honor

Black Friday Doorbuster, Solo Lawyer-Style

One way to look at Black Friday – mischaracterized as the “official” start of the Christmas Spend, though what office authorized it remains a mystery – is as a day to go spend. Another way is to go observe the spectacle, which I did briefly at the nearest doorbuster – Best Buy. A co-worker from

Happy Thanksgiving

To all clients of the Law Office, to family, to friends and to esteemed colleagues in the Bar, please enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe. Many drivers around you will be overtired, exhausted, stressed out about family, work, money, health or their children’s welfare. Some will be tipsy and some will be driving home

Maryland Unemployment Overpayments and Collections

Maryland Daily Record, Oct 2, 2012: Last year, the [Unemployment Insurance D]ivision paid out $1.6 billion in unemployment benefits to 243,000 claimants, the money coming from state and federal unemployment insurance taxes paid by employers. Apparently overpayments are not uncommon as the department last year recorded cumulative receivables of $150 million it was trying to

Today’s “traffic court idiocy” update

I got to watch someone argue that the traffic laws were an unconstitutional abridgement of his 1st Amendment rights. ┬áHe argued that the police had no jurisdiction to police MD 140 (Westminster Pike) for violations of the posted speed limit, since he had a 1st Amendment right to travel – a highly dubious claim, though

Relocation of Law Office of Bruce Godfrey

The Law Office is now practicing in Reisterstown, sharing professional space with the Law Office of Denrich & Bell, LLC at 301 Main Street #1-D Reisterstown, MD 21136. Box 444, Reisterstown, MD 21136 remains the preferred mailing address for client and professional correspondence; happily, the Post Office is now a very short walk from my