Bar Counsel Melvin Hirshman will retire from the Attorney Grievance Commission this summer, according to commission chairwoman Linda Lamone. Mel Hirshman ran the office for more almost thirty years. He is to Maryland bar counsel as Tom Landry was to the Cowboys (or something like that). His name is synonymous with the office, entering the Maryland lawyer lexicon as an entity. “What would Mel Hirshman think of that?” is what you say if you think someone is considering an unwise practice.