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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:

Departmental Disciplinary Committee

61 Broadway, 2nd Floor

New York, NY  10006

Chief Counsel: Jorge Dopico

Telephone: (212) 401-0800

         Fax: (212) 401-0810

 

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: Robert A. Green

Telephone: (631) 231-3775

         Fax: (631) 231-4005

 

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:

Committee on Professional Standards

40 Steuben Street, Ste. 502

Albany, NY  12207-2109

Chief Counsel:  Peter M. Torncello

Telephone: (518) 285-8350

         Fax: (518) 474-0389

 

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: Anthony J. Gigliotti

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:  Roderick Quebral

Telephone: (716) 845 - 3630

         Fax: (716) 856 - 2701

 

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