Glenn M. Grossman

Glenn M. GrossmanOf Counsel
Eccleston and Wolf Maryland Office
Baltimore-Washington Law Center
7240 Parkway Drive, 4th Floor
Hanover, MD 21076
410-752-7474 / 410-752-0611 (fax)

From 2010 to early 2017, Glenn Grossman, as Bar Counsel, was Maryland’s chief attorney disciplinary and regulatory officer. He led the Attorney Grievance Commission, an office responsible for the investigation and prosecution of violations by attorneys of the Maryland Attorney’s Rules of Professional Conduct.  Prior to his elevation to Bar Counsel, Glenn tried many disciplinary cases and argued over one hundred cases before the Maryland Court of Appeals.  He has taught many continuing legal education programs for Bar associations, insurance companies, Inns of Court and law firms on the subjects of legal ethics and risk management.  Glenn has also taught at the Maryland Judicial Institute and has guest lectured at several law schools.

Glenn recently served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and has taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law and at the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America. In 2007, he received The Professional Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Professional Competence from the Maryland Bar Foundation, which he shared with Al Frederick, and he received the Foundation’s Steven P. Lemmey Award for the Advancement of Public Service Responsibility in 2015.

Glenn’s practice is focused upon the defense of attorney grievance matters, analyzing attorney ethics and providing ethical advice, as well as serving as an expert witness in connection with attorney ethical matters.

Johns Hopkins University, BA, 1972
University of Maryland School of Law, JD, 1975

Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1975
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1978
United States Supreme Court, 2011

Publications and Speaking Engagements, Faculty Appointments:
Regular column, Maryland Bar Journal, 2010 – 2017

Ethical Ramifications: Read the Rules, Maryland Bar Journal, January-February 2007

Character and Fitness: Booze and Substance Abuse, October 1997, Crossing the Bar (publication of the Committee of Bar Admission Administrators) (co-author)

Withholding Taxes, Maryland Bar Journal, September-October, 1994

Speaker, “Disciplinary Year in Review: District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia,” District of Columbia Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, January 2017, February 2016, January 2015, January 2014, Washington, DC

Panelist, Rossmann-Hurt-Hoffman/CNA Loss Control Seminar, Baltimore, MD, 2001 -2016

Panelist, “Conflicts of Interest for Lawyers in the 21st Century; How to Identify and Avoid Them,” ABA Webinar (CET3CIL), May 2013

Annual Presenter/Panelist, Ethics Committee and/or Professionalism Committee, Annual Meeting, Maryland State Bar Association, 1994 – 2016

Instructor, Court of Appeals Course for New Admittees, May 2011 – 2015

Instructor, Mandatory Course on Professionalism for new Maryland Bar Admittees, 1992 -2010; Curriculum Committee, 1994-1998; Faculty trainer, 1995-1999

Panelist, Ethical Vignettes of ART [Assisted Reproductive Technology] Law: An Analysis from Inside the Disciplinary Process, American Bar Association Section of Family Law,  2009

Faculty, American Bar Association, National Conference on Professional Responsibility, 1991, 1989.

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2014, 2016 – 2017, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 2008-2009, 2011, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2007

Guest lecturer, University of Maryland School of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1998 – 2016

Lecturer, Role of forensic psychiatry in the attorney disciplinary process, University of Maryland Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Seminar, annually, 1991-2003, 2005-2016 (Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry)

Speaker, Maryland Judicial Institute,  “Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct: What Trial Judges Need to Know,” 2014; “The Attorney Disciplinary Case,” 2014, 2012, 2007; “Handling Legal Malpractice Claims,”  2010

Frequent lecturer on ethics and risk management for law firms, local bar associations, Inns of Court

Bar Memberships:
Maryland State Bar Association

  • Member, Litigation Section Council, 2012 – 2015
  • Vice Chairman, Special Committee on Ethics 2000, 1997 – 2001
  • Chairman, Committee on Membership, 1996 – 1997
  • Chairman, Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, 1994-1995
  • Chairman, Section on Correctional Reform, 1984

Bar Association of Baltimore City
Member, Government and Public Interest Lawyers Committee; Historical Committee

Professional Affiliations:
Life Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
Sergeants’ Inn
Simon E. Sobeloff Law Society, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter

Maryland Bar Foundation Steven P. Lemmey Award for Legal Excellence in the Advancement of Public Service Responsibility, October 2015
Maryland Bar Foundation Professional Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Professional Competence (with Alvin I. Frederick, Esquire), September 2007
Maryland State Bar Association Charles H. Dorsey Award for Excellence in Legal Professionalism, June 2018

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV