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New York Appellate Lawyers

Mischel & Horn, P.C., offers experienced and skillful representation in disciplinary proceedings in New York and New Jersey for attorneys facing complaints and the possible imposition of discipline including public censure, suspension or disbarment. Attorney Richard E. Mischel has 25 years of experience representing attorneys in disciplinary matters. He also represents applicants seeking admission to practice in New York and New Jersey or reinstatement to the Bar after disbarment or a period of suspension.

To schedule a consultation with Mr. Mischel, contact Mischel & Horn through this Web site or by phone. Mr. Mischel appears in disciplinary proceedings on behalf of attorneys who are seeking to avoid the imposition of discipline, files reinstatement petitions for attorneys who have been suspended or disbarred, and appears on behalf of attorneys seeking reinstatement before disciplinary or grievance committees, committees on character and fitness, and the appellate courts.

Pre-Disciplinary Charge Counsel

When legal professionals are criminally charged, attorney Richard E. Mischel advises trial counsel regarding criminal dispositions to avoid later disciplinary charges that could result in disbarment. In addition, strategies employed in reaching a disposition in a criminal case can often yield favorable results when reinstatement petitions are filed.

Reinstatement Following Disbarment

Attorney Richard E. Mischel has successfully represented suspended and disbarred attorneys seeking reinstatement to the Bar in New York and New Jersey. In some cases, the applicants for reinstatement, either representing themselves or represented by other counsel, had been denied reinstatement by the Court in one instance five times and in another three times.

Matter of Rothman – October 21, 2015

On a motion for reinstatement to the bar as an attorney and counselor-at-law, M&H won reinstatement for Gary J. Rothman. Mr. Rothman was admitted to the Bar in 1973 and disbarred in 1984 upon a felony conviction. His conviction was reversed and he then pleaded guilty to a class A misdemeanor, and the Appellate Division, Second Department suspended him from practicing law for five years. He was reinstated in 1991. However, Mr. Rothman pleaded guilty to another, unrelated class A misdemeanor in 2000 and resigned from the Bar in 2001.

Represented by other counsel, Mr. Rothman’s first motion for reinstatement was denied in June 2009. Mr. Rothman then retained M&H and was reinstated by the Appellate Division, Second Department in October 2015.

Matter of Just – October 13, 2015

On a motion for reinstatement to the bar as an attorney and counselor-at-law, M&H won reinstatement for Joshua J. Just. Mr. Just was admitted to the Bar in 1991 and disbarred in 2006, based upon his conviction for scheme to defraud in the first degree. M&H made an application for Mr. Just’s reinstatement in the Appellate Division, First Department, which was granted in October 2015.

Matter of Scher – August 27, 2014

On a motion for reinstatement to the bar as an attorney and counselor-at-law, M&H won reinstatement for Ms. Scher. Ms. Scher was admitted to the Bar in 1992 and disbarred in 2002, after her felony conviction for perjury. Ms. Scher was represented by other counsel in her first hearing before the Committee on Character and Fitness, and the Committee did not recommended reinstatement. Ms Scher then retained M&H, and upon M&H’s motion to disaffirm the Committee’s recommendation, the Appellate Division, Second Department, reinstated Ms. Scher in August 2014.

To schedule a consultation to discuss strategies for reinstatement or any other aspect of professional disciplinary proceeding representation, contact New York appeals law firm Mischel & Horn, P.C..