Attorney Disciplinary Rulings

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Craig F. Wilson, a suspended attorney, M-362 (February 23, 2016)

M-362 (February 23, 2016)
Before: Angela M. Mazzarelli, J.P., David B. Saxe, Karla Moskowitz, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Barbara R. Kapnick, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Robert J. DePalma, admitted as Robert John DePalma, a suspended attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 2167054) , 2016-00798

2016-00798
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, John M. Leventhal, Sandra L. Sgroi, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Dawn M. Hughes, admitted as Dawn Marie Hughes, a suspended attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 4019303), 2014-05930

2014-05930
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the In the Matter of Matthew S. Neugeboren (admitted as Matthew Seth Neugeboren), an attorney and counselor-at-law:, Motion No. 6257 - February 5, 2016

Motion No. 6257 - February 5, 2016
Before: David Friedman, J.P., John W. Sweeny, Jr., David B. Saxe, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Judith J. Gische, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Patricia Ballner (admitted as Patricia Rose Ballner), an attorney and counselor-at-law:, M-5441 - December 18, 2015

M-5441 - December 18, 2015
Before: John W. Sweeny, Jr., J.P., Rolando T. Acosta, Dianne T. Renwick, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Judith J. Gische, JJ

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Jeffrey M. Benjamin, admitted as Jeffrey Marc Benjamin, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 3054723), 2014-06848

2014-06848
Before: William F. Mastro, J.P., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, John M. Leventhal, Cheryl E. Chambers, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Elliott Bakst, a suspended attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 1245042), 2014-08028

2014-08028
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, John M. Leventhal, Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 
First Judicial Department

In the Matter of William Merker, 
a suspended attorney, Motion No. 5940 - December 28, 2015

Lawyer Who Defrauded Auto Parts Business Is Disbarred

Motion No. 5940 - December 28, 2015
Before: Angela M. Mazzarelli, J.P., Richard T. Andrias, David B. Saxe, Karla Moskowitz, Rosalyn H. Richter, JJ,

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Janet E. Conroy, admitted as Janet Ellen Conroy, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2448850), 2014-02547

2014-02547
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, John M. Leventhal, Robert J. Miller, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Vincent J. Tabone, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 3021896) , 2015-00321

2015-00321
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Donald C. Leventhal, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2186575), 2015-06452

2015-06452
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, John M. Leventhal, Joseph J. Maltese, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Henry D. Becker, admitted as Henry Dana Becker, a suspended attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 2965218), 2015-01865

2015-01865
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, John M. Leventhal, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Steve Farrell Weinstock, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2560340), 2015-11906

2015-11906
Before: William F. Mastro, J.P., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, John M. Leventhal, Cheryl E. Chambers, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Marijan Cvjeticanin, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 4768891), 2015-06276

2015-06276
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Howard Raab, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (OCA Atty. Reg. No. 1002369), Motion No. 3636 (December 14, 2015)

Motion No. 3636 (December 14, 2015)
Before: Angela M. Mazzarelli,J.P., John W. Sweeny, Jr., Rolando T. Acosta, Richard T. Andrias, Karla Moskowitz, Justices.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Paul H. Jones, a suspended attorney. (OCA Atty. Reg. No. 1642743), Motion No. 130 February 4, 2016

Motion No. 130 February 4, 2016
Before: David Friedman, J.P., John W. Sweeny, Jr., Dianne T. Renwick, David B. Saxe, Judith J. Gische, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Anthony C. Jones (admitted as Anthony Jones), a suspended attorney. (OCA Atty. Reg. No. 3060928), Motion No. 6113 December 17, 2015

Motion No. 6113 December 17, 2015
Before: Peter Tom, J.P., David B. Saxe, Karla Moskowitz, Paul G. Feinman, Judith J. Gische, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Aaron Ari Afilalo, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (OCA Atty. Reg. No. 2644540), Motion No. 5841 (February 3, 2016) — Cross Motion No. 343 (February 3, 2016)

Motion No. 5841 (February 3, 2016) — Cross Motion No. 343 (February 3, 2016)
Before: Peter Tom, J.P., Angela M. Mazzarelli, Dianne T. Renwick, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Barbara R. Kapnick, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Richard D. Lamborn, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (OCA Atty. Reg. No. 2124188), Motion No. 6431 January 22, 2016

Motion No. 6431 January 22, 2016
Before: John W. Sweeny, Jr., J.P., Rolando T. Acosta, Dianne T. Renwick, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Barbara R. Kapnick, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Michael Sapio, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2970267), 2014-11147

2014-11147
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Thomas A. Dickerson, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Diarmuid Y. Houston (admitted as Diarmuid Yaphet Houston), an attorney and counselor-at-law. (OCA Atty. Reg. No. 4452447), Motion No. 5948 December 21, 2015

Motion No. 5948 December 21, 2015
Before: Peter Tom, J.P., David Friedman, John W. Sweeny, Jr., Dianne T. Renwick, Richard T. Andrias, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Phillip D. Miller, admitted as Phillip Douglas Miller, a suspended attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 2342699), 2015-01816

2015-01816
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Michael R. Beatrice, admitted as Michael Ralph Beatrice. (Attorney Registration No. 1847169), 2015-12595

2015-12595
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Sheri S. Roman, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

In the Matter of Stuart Spencer Cowitt, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2837573), 2015-11106

2015-11106
Before: William F. Mastro, J.P., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, John M. Leventhal, Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Sheldon Silver, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (OCA Atty. Reg. No. 1670736), Motion No. 6258 February 5, 2016

Motion No. 6258 February 5, 2016
Before: Angela M. Mazzarelli, J.P., John W. Sweeny, Jr., David B. Saxe, Karla Moskowitz, Judith J. Gische, JJ.

Practice Areas: Legal Profession