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DISCIPLINARY SUMMARIES

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the D.C. Court of Appeals imposed identical
reciprocal discipline and disbarred Planta.
In Maryland, Planta was found to have
dishonestly misappropriated unearned
fees.
In re David R. Steinman. Bar No. 460646.
July 30, 2020. In a reciprocal matter from
Colorado, the D.C. Court of Appeals imposed
identical reciprocal discipline and suspended
Steinman for six months, with all but three
months stayed, followed by a one-year
period of probation subject to the conditions
imposed by the state of Colorado, nunc pro
tunc to February 28, 2020. In Colorado,
Steinman was found to have dishonestly
concealed his impermissible private law
practice while employed as a government
attorney.

Interim Suspensions Issued by the
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
In re Glen H. Ackerman. Bar No. 474793. July
10, 2020. Ackerman was suspended on an
interim basis on the grounds that he appears
to pose a substantial threat of serious harm to
the public, based upon allegations of serious
misconduct that include repeated instances
of reckless or intentional misappropriation,
dishonesty to clients about the status of
entrusted funds, and engaging in additional
misconduct while already under investigation
by Disciplinary Counsel.
In re Richard L. Morris. Bar No. 491646.
July 30, 2020. Morris was suspended on an
interim basis pending further order based
on Disciplinary Counsel's notification to the
court that Morris has responded to the Board

orders or the court's determination
that adequate responses have been filed
by Morris.

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel compiled the
foregoing summaries of disciplinary actions.
Informal Admonitions issued by Disciplinary
Counsel and Reports and Recommendations
issued by the Board on Professional Responsibility
are posted at www.dcattorneydiscipline.org. Most
board recommendations as to discipline are not
final until considered by the court. Court opinions
are printed in the Atlantic Reporter and also are
available online for decisions issued since August
1998. To obtain a copy of a recent slip opinion,
visit www.dccourts.gov/court-of-appeals/
opinions-memorandum-of-judgments.

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