Berlin Attorney Disbarred

BERLIN — A longtime Berlin attorney and former Worcester County Commissioner was disbarred from practicing law late last month after it came to light he was involved in “the unauthorized use of trust funds.”

On Oct. 28, a Maryland Court of Appeals judge formally disbarred Berlin attorney Paul C. Ewell, by consent, from the practice of law in the state of Maryland. The Court of Appeals judge was acting on a Joint Petition of the Attorney Grievance Commission, which found Ewell had “used trust money for purposes other than the purpose or purposes for which the trust money was entrusted to him,” according to court documents.

The high court judge ordered Ewell’s disbarment be effective Dec. 1, and also ordered his name be stricken from the register of attorneys. Ewell, a former Maryland State Police trooper, also served as a Worcester County Commissioner from July 1985 to November 1986 after he was appointed to fill a vacancy created when Commissioner Roland E. “Fish” Powell resigned to become mayor of Ocean City.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.