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The authority to regulate and discipline lawyers in New York State is vested in the Appellate Divisions of the New York State Supreme Court.  There are four regional Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court.  Each of the courts has one or more attorney grievance committees to investigate and prosecute complaints of professional misconduct against lawyers.


There are eight attorney grievance committees within the state.  Each will accept written complaints of professional misconduct concerning lawyers with offices in their regions.


Attorney Grievance Committees

First Judicial Department

For lawyers with offices in the counties of New York and Bronx:

Attorney Grievance Committee

180 Maiden Lane, 17th Floor

New York, NY  10038

Chief Counsel: Jorge Dopico

Telephone: (212) 401-0800

          Fax: (212) 287-1045


Second Judicial Department

For lawyers with offices in the counties of Kings, Richmond & Queens:

For lawyers with offices in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk:

Third Judicial Department

Attorney Grievance Committee

Renaissance Plaza

335 Adams Street, Ste. 2400

Brooklyn, NY  11201

Chief Counsel: Diana Maxfield Kearse

Telephone: (718) 923-6300


Attorney Grievance Committee

150 Motor Parkway, #102

Hauppauge, NY  11788

Chief Counsel: Catherine A. Sheridan

Telephone: (631) 231-3775

          Fax: (631) 231-4041


For lawyers with offices in the counties of

Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland & Westchester:

Attorney Grievance Committee

399 Knollwood Road, Ste. 200

White Plains, NY  10603

Chief Counsel: Gary L. Casella

Telephone: (914) 824-5070

For lawyers with offices in the counties of  Albany, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren & Washington:

Attorney Grievance Committee

286 Washington Avenue, Ste. 200

Albany, NY  12203-6320

Chief Counsel:  Monica Duffy

Telephone: (518) 285-8350

          Fax: (518) 453-4643


Fourth Judicial Department

For lawyers with offices in the counties of Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga & Oswego:

Attorney Grievance Committee

224 Harrison Street, Ste. 408

Syracuse, NY  13202

Chief Counsel: Gregory J. Huether

Principal Counsel: Mary E. Gasparini Telephone: (315) 401-3344

          Fax: (315) 401-3339


For lawyers with offices in the counties of Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates:

Attorney Grievance Committee

50 East Avenue, Ste. 404

Rochester, NY  14604-2206

Chief Counsel: Gregory J. Huether

Principal Counsel:  Daniel A. Drake

Telephone: (585) 530-3180

          Fax: (585) 530-3191


For lawyers with offices in the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chatauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans & Wyoming:

Attorney Grievance Committee

438 Main Street, Ste. 800

Buffalo, NY  14202

Chief Counsel: Gregory J. Huether

Principal Counsel: Margaret C. Callanan

Telephone: (716) 845 - 3630

          Fax: (716) 856 - 2701


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