Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Crime & Courts

Cushingberry suspension goes into effect

See also

The 45-day suspension of George Cushingberry, Jr., Detroit City Council President Pro Tem and a licensed Michigan attorney, went into effect on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board (ADB) reports.

Based on Cushingberry’s plea of no contest, ADB Tri-County Hearing Panel #21 found that Cushingberry failed to take reasonable steps to protect his client's interest upon termination of representation, and failed to withdraw from the representation when it became clear that the representation would result in a violation of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.

Cushingberry and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, which the Attorney Grievance Commission approved and the hearing panel accepted. In accordance with that stipulation, the panel ordered Cushingberry’s suspension from the practice of law in Michigan for 45 days, subject to a condition relevant to the alleged misconduct. The panel further directed him to pay restitution of $500.00 and costs of $905.33.

ADB records show that Cushingberry also received two reprimands, one in 2002 and one in 2005.

Advertisement

News

  • Al Qaeda video surfaces
    A video of an Al Qaeda meeting surfaces, concealed identities are raising suspicions
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Boston Marathon
    Boston cops shut down Boylston street after finding suspicious, unattended backpacks
    Top News
  • Death penalty for hate crime?
    Actions by the anti-Semitic gunman are being condemned by the unlikeliest of groups
    Crime News
  • New York gun control
    As many as one million New Yorkers are ready to disregard the state's new gun laws
    Headlines
  • Korean ferry capsizes
    Hundreds of passengers are missing after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    World News
  • NYPD ends surveillance on Muslims
    The NYPD will end surveillance programs against Muslims in their own communities
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!