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Richard E. Grayson has represented many law school graduates seeking admission to the New York bar. Their concerns about being admitted to practice included many different criminal charges as well as being served with a Notice of Charges for violating rules of the New York State Board of Law Examiners.

Richard E. Grayson is included in "The New York Area's Best Lawyers" in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions the field of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. He is also "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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All of these applicants were admitted to practice despite listing the following issues on their respective bar applications:

  • Forgery of signature on payroll report
  • Arrested and convicted of drug possession, driving while intoxicated and terroristic threats, and arrested for being a petty disorderly person, criminal mischief, alcohol possession, and obstruction of justice
  • Holding oneself out as an attorney after graduating from law school but before being admitted to practice
  • Arrested for aggravated assault and false imprisonment
  • Convicted of driving while intoxicated, fined and license suspended
  • Arrested for alcohol possession
  • Questioned by police for being a witness at an assault where the weapon was later hidden
  • Being the subject of a temporary restraining order in a domestic relations dispute with a third party
  • Being suspended from high school, arrested for possession of an open container of beer, arrested multiple times for driving while intoxicated, arrested multiple times for being drunk in public, and driving with a suspended license
  • Pled guilty to a federal misdemeanor (use of cancelled postage stamps), sentenced to one year probation including six months home confinement, 100 hours of community service, and restitution
  • Filed bankruptcy petition and was discharged in bankruptcy

Richard E. Grayson has represented a solicitor admitted in England and Wales when the New York State Board of Law Examiners denied the solicitor's application to take the bar exam. The application was denied on the ground that the solicitor's legal education was not equivalent to the legal education provided by an ABA-approved law school. Based on the petition submitted to the New York Court of Appeals, the Court directed the Board of Law Examiners to allow the solicitor to take the bar exam.

Law Offices of Richard E. Grayson
New York Ethics & Professional Responsibility Litigation Attorney
200 Mamaroneck Avenue
Suite 602
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914.682.0037
Fax: 914.684.0646

The Law Offices of Richard E. Grayson represents lawyers and judges against charges of professional misconduct or ethics violations, and counsels bar applicants and attorneys about ethical issues.  The firm serves attorneys and judges in the First and Second Departments and throughout New York State.

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