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David Dunn, Detroit lawyer, disbarred

State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
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An Attorney Discipline Board (ADB) hearing panel has disbarred Detroit lawyer David B. Dunn, effective June 6, 2014, the ADB reported Friday.

ADB Tri-County Hearing Panel #10 found that Dunn had been convicted of the felony offenses of conspiracy to commit perjury and solicitation of perjury. The panel ordered that Dunn be disbarred from the practice of law in Michigan, and directed him to pay costs of $1,637.62.

ADB records show that Dunn also received a 30-day suspension, effective Oct. 24, 2012. In that case, ADB Tri-County Hearing Panel #27 found that Dunn engaged in a conflict of interest, and unlawfully interfered with an opposing party's access to information. The panel ordered Dunn’s suspension from the practice of law in Michigan for 30 days, subject to conditions relevant to the established misconduct, and directed him to pay costs of $2,072.10. The suspension terminated with the Dunn’s filing of an affidavit of compliance with the clerk of the Michigan Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2012. Dunn was thereafter suspended for non-payment of costs in the matter, effective Feb. 20, 2013.

ADB records further show that Dunn received a one-year suspension, effective July 6, 2013. In that case, ADB Tri-County Hearing Panel #6 found that Dunn neglected a legal matter; failed to communicate; failed to deposit advanced fees into a trust account; and failed to refund unearned fees upon release from the representation of a client. The panel further found that Dunn intentionally failed to respond to a lawful demand for information from a disciplinary authority, and failed to answer a Request for Investigation. The panel ordered that Dunn be suspended from the practice of law in Michigan for one year, and directed him to pay restitution of $900.00 and costs of $2,492.51.