Attorney Disciplinary Rulings

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

In the Matter of William J. Bratton III, admitted as William Joseph Bratton, an attorney and counselor-at-law (Attorney Registration No. 4833109), 2015-00573

2015-00573
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, L. Priscilla Hall, JJ.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Ruth C. Balkin, John M. Leventhal, JJ.

In the Matter of Gustavo Vila, admitted as Gustavo Luis Vila, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2938736), 2016-01325

2016-01325

Disciplinary Proceeding, Appellate Division, First Department

In the Matter of Michael D. Leopold, an attorney and counselor-at-law:, M-3352

M-3352
Before: Moskowitz, J.P., Friedman, DeGrasse, Clark, Kapnick, J.J.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

In the Matter of Theodore L. Freedman (admitted as Theodore Levy Freedman), an attorney and counselor-at-law:, M-1058

M-1058
Before: Gonzalez, P.J., Friedman, Moskowitz, Manzanet-Daniels, Feinman, J.J.

Disciplinary Proceeding, Appellate Division, First Department

In the Matter of Stanley L. Cohen (admitted as Stanley Lewis Cohen), an attorney and counselor-at-law:, M-228

M-228
Before: Friedman, J.P., Sweeny, Jr., Acosta, DeGrasse, Gische, J.J.

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

In the Matter of Edwin Peralta-Millan, an attorney and counselor-at-law. , M-432 - February 23, 2016

M-432 - February 23, 2016
Before: John W. Sweeny, Jr., J.P., Richard T. Andrias, Rosalyn H. Richter, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Judith J. Gische, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Charles E. Bennett, an attorney and counselor-at-law, M-1450 April 22, 2016

M-1450 April 22, 2016
Before: Peter Tom, J.P., John W. Sweeny, Jr., Richard T. Andrias, Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, Troy K. Webber, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Gregory A. Martin, (admitted as Gregory Alan Martin), an attorney and counselor-at-law., Motion No. 769 - March 21, 2016

Motion No. 769 - March 21, 2016
Before: David Friedman, J.P., John W. Sweeny, Jr., David B. Saxe, Rosalyn H. Richter, Marcy L. Kahn, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Ingrid Barclay, a suspended attorney (Attorney Registration No. 2436897), 2015-00093

2015-00093
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Leonard B. Austin, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Gary John Robbins, an attorney and counselor-at-law. (Attorney Registration No. 2834919), 2014-11684

2014-11684
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Cheryl E. Chambers, JJ.

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

In the Matter of Fred Douglas Way III, a suspended attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 1988203), 2015-00026

2015-00026
Before: Randall T. Eng, P.J., William F. Mastro, Reinaldo E. Rivera, Mark C. Dillon, Sandra L. Sgroi, JJ.

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.