A local attorney has been suspended from practicing in the District of Columbia and Maryland for the second time since 2009 for breaking attorney ethics rules.
Garland Stillwell was first suspended in 2009 for misrepresenting his title at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where he was formerly an associate. On Dec. 26, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered Stillwell suspended following his suspension earlier this year in Maryland for mismanaging client funds and other misconduct.
Stillwell faced a series of disciplinary actions from high courts in Maryland and the District beginning in 2009. The D.C. Court of Appeals initially suspended Stillwell for 60 days in 2009 for misrepresenting his employment status at Pillsbury. Stillwell told clients he was senior counsel at the firm, as opposed to an associate.