Appointments made to ADB

The Michigan Supreme Court has announced the following appointments to the Attorney Discipline Board:
• ADB chairperson William J. Danhof of Lansing, attorney and principal in the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC.
Danhof is reappointed as the ADB’s chair for a term ending Oct. 1, 2011.
• ADB vice-chair Thomas G. Kienbaum of Birmingham, attorney and member of the law firm of Kienbaum, Opperwall, Hardy & Pelton, PLC.
Kienbaum is reappointed to a second full term as a member of the ADB for a term ending Oct. 1, 2013. He is also reappointed vice-chairperson for a term ending Oct. 1, 2011.
• ADB member Rosalind E. Griffin, M.D., of Farmington Hills, psychiatrist and assistant professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Griffin is appointed to a first full term as a member of the ADB for a term ending Oct. 1, 2013.
The ADB appoints three-attorney panels, composed of volunteers, which hear attorney misconduct matters and recommend sanctions against attorneys who violate ethics rules.
The ADB also may review a hearing panel’s decision and can affirm or alter the level of discipline. An ADB order of discipline or dismissal may be appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court.
The ADB consists of six attorneys and three non-attorneys appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court; the appointees serve on a volunteer basis.