Attorney Disciplinary Rulings

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

In the Matter of Runan Zhang, an attorney and counselor-at-law., M-1372 - (May 24, 2016)

M-1372 - (May 24, 2016)
Before: Angela M. Mazzarelli, J.P., David Friedman, John W. Sweeny, Jr., Troy K. Webber, Ellen Gesmer, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Richard I. Goldman, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 1620954), 2016-03560

2016-03560
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Jeffrey S. Kozlow, (admitted as Jeffrey Scott Kozlow, a suspended attorney, M-766 April 29, 2016

M-766 April 29, 2016
Before: Rolando T. Acosta, J.P., Richard T. Andrias, Troy K. Webber, Marcy L. Kahn, Ellen Gesmer, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Athanasios Basdekis, an attorney and counselor-at-law, M-1837 (May 9, 2016)

M-1837 (May 9, 2016)
Before: Peter Tom, J.P., Angela M. Mazzarelli, Richard T. Andrias, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Ellen Gesmer, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Aaron Ari Afilalo, a suspended attorney., M-3052 (June 20, 2016)

M-3052 (June 20, 2016)
Before: Peter Tom, J.P., Angela M. Mazzarelli, Dianne T. Renwick, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Barbara R. Kapnick, JJ.

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

In the Matter of John H. Cook, admitted as John H. Cook, Jr., an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 1261825), 2016-02363

2016-02363
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, Colleen D. Duffy, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Mitchell S. Ross, a disbarred attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 1976166), 2014-02655

2014-02655
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, L. Priscilla Hall, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Peter Mark Hodkin, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 1238302), 2016-01433

2016-01433
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, John M. Leventhal, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Dean G. Skelos, admitted as Dean George Skelos, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 1372812), 2016-05350

The federal offense extortion under color of official right is essentially similar to the New York felony of larceny by extortion.

2016-05350
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, John M. Leventhal, Thomas A. Dickerson, L. Priscilla Hall, JJ.

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

In the Matter of David E. Eagan, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 1886332), 2014-06854

2014-06854
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Sheri S. Roman, JJ

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

In the Matter of Alan Mark Steinmetz, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2153575), 2015-01676

2015-01676
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Jeffrey A. Cohen, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Steven Jay Stanwyck, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2497667), 2013-06519

2013-06519
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Cheryl E. Chambers, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Andrew W. Dwyer (admitted as Andrew William Dwyer), an attorney and counselor-at-law, M-1272 (April 6, 2016)

M-1272 (April 6, 2016)
Before: Rolando T. Acosta, J.P., Dianne T. Renwick, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Barbara R. Kapnick, Ellen Gesmer, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Jeffrey L. Lessoff (admitted as Jeffrey Lewis Lessoff, an attorney and counselor-at-law., M-1176 (May 12, 2016)

M-1176 (May 12, 2016)
Before: Peter Tom, J.P., Richard T. Andrias, David B. Saxe, Karla Moskowitz, Ellen Gesmer, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Robert Anthony Evans, Jr., an attorney and counselor-at-law., M-2181 (June 13, 2016)

M-2181 (June 13, 2016)
Before: John W. Sweeny, Jr., J.P., Rolando T. Acosta, Paul G. Feinman, Barbara R. Kapnick, Marcy L. Kahn, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Joseph G. Scali, admitted as Joseph Girard Scali, a suspended attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 1041797), 2011-07463 and 2014-06741

2011-07463 and 2014-06741
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, John M. Leventhal, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Gerald J. Mondora, admitted as Jerry Mondora, an attorney and counselor-at-law, resignor. (Attorney Registration No. 1610823), 2016-01850

2016-01850
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Joseph J. Maltese, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Paul G. Vesnaver, admitted as Paul George Vesnaver, an attorney and counselor-at-law, (Attorney Registration No. 1906890), 2016-01714

2016-01714
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, Hector D. Lasalle, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Robert C. Fishman, a suspended attorney (Attorney Registration No. 1760362), 2015-04148

2015-04148
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, L. Priscilla Hall, JJ.