Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Jonathan H. Steinman

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Docket No.: BAR-14-2

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: March 10, 2014

Respondent: Jonathan H. Steinman

Bar Number: 007659

Order: Resignation

Disposition/Conduct: Resignation


Attorney Jonathan Steinman (now administratively suspended) was admitted to practice law in Maine in 1993. Despite that bar admission, Mr. Steinman has never actually practiced law in Maine and he has no current clients.

On December 18, 2013 Mr. Steinman submitted a voluntary resignation request to the Board of Overseers of the Bar. With that submission, Mr. Steinman also provided a supporting Affidavit detailing the circumstances of his request to resign. On January 15, 2014 the Board of Overseers of the Bar considered this matter and unanimously recommended that the Court accept Mr. Steinman’s resignation from the Maine bar.

Following a review of Mr. Steinman’s request and related affidavit, the Court finds good cause exists to grant the requested resignation. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED:

Jonathan H. Steinman’s resignation from the Maine bar is accepted, pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3). As a result, thirty (30) days from the date of this Order, his name shall be removed from the list of practitioners who are admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of Maine.

It is now further ordered that if he has not already done so, Mr. Steinman shall file a notification affidavit as required by M. Bar R. 7.3(i)(1)(B), within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this resignation.

As required by M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3), Mr. Steinman’s supporting Affidavit of December 18, 2013 is hereby impounded and shall not be available for inspection unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Should Mr. Steinman seek reinstatement to the Maine bar, however, that Affidavit may then be made public without further order of the Court.

This Order is a matter of public record pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3).

Ellen A. Gorman, Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court