Detroit lawyer Gad L. Holland has received a 60-day suspension from the practice of law in Michigan, the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board (ADB) reported this week. The suspension went into effect on Aug. 24, 2013.
Holland entered a plea of no contest to allegations that he engaged in professional misconduct by holding funds other than client or third person funds in an IOLTA trust account; failed to hold property of his clients or third persons separately from his own; and, deposited his own funds into the trust account, in excess of an amount reasonably necessary to pay financial institution service charges or fees. He further pleaded no contest to allegations that he failed to provide information requested in four separate items of correspondence served upon him by the Grievance Administrator, and failed to appear at the office of the Attorney Grievance Commission for his sworn statement.
Holland and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, which the Attorney Grievance Commission approved and ADB Tri-County Hearing Panel #19 accepted. In accordance with the stipulation of the parties, the panel ordered Holland’s suspension from the practice of law in Michigan for 60 days, effective Aug 24, 2013, and directed the he be subject to a condition relevant to the alleged misconduct and pay costs of $1,014.94.
ADB records show that Holland also received a reprimand in 1996.