New York Defense of Attorney Disciplinary Cases
Nicholas C. Cooper, Attorney-At-Law

Ninety percent of complaints against attorneys are found to be without merit. The remaining ten percent of complaints could be extremely serious and may even result in suspension or disbarment.

Hire an experienced attorney who devotes his entire practice to 100 percent of these matters.

Nicholas C. Cooper practices exclusively within the very narrow areas of law concerning attorney disciplinary matters and legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Since serving in positions as Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary and Grievance Committees in both the Appellate Divisions 1st and 2nd Departments of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Mr. Cooper has spent more than 30 years defending lawyers in attorney disciplinary cases and giving expert opinions on issues of ethics and professional responsibility in the practice of law.

Nicholas C. Cooper offers assistance and representation in the following matters:

  • Attorney Discipline
    Representation of lawyers and legal malpractice insurance carriers in all aspects of allegations of lawyer professional misconduct ranging from neglect and conflicts to fraud and misrepresentation from the preliminary investigation phase to defense in the prosecution of formal disciplinary proceedings and appeals
  • Reinstatement
    Representation of suspended, disbarred, or resigned attorneys in all reinstatement proceedings
  • Admissions
    Representation of individuals seeking admission to the Bar
  • Expert Opinions and Ethical Advice
    Renders expert opinions and advice as well as testimony on matters involving legal ethics and professional responsibility

Take note that notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary, due to special circumstances, including the pending Covid-19 pandemic, currently my practice is limited to consultations only, absent any appearance before the Appellate Division or any other court, grievance or character committee or any other state agency having jurisdiction.

Mr. Cooper is the author of numerous articles on attorney discipline, ethics and professional responsibility published in the "Outside Counsel" section of the New York Law Journal. He has also appeared as counsel in over 100 reported Appellate Division attorney disciplinary cases.

For the undivided attention and focus of a dedicated New York disciplinary defense attorney, contact Nicholas C. Cooper today.