Need a big-name lawyer? Then you may want to contact convicted former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who remains an attorney in good standing in New York.
The state’s Appellate Division courts order the disciplining of lawyers gone bad. Usually, the rulings are a snap after criminal convictions.
The Manhattan Appellate Division quickly stripped the law license of ex-Assembly boss Sheldon Silver after his conviction of seven federal felonies. That court suspended former Senate Democratic leader John Sampson on an obstruction of justice conviction in an embezzlement case.
Yet the Brooklyn Appellate Division has taken no action in the seven months since a jury convicted Skelos — except to bid farewell to Skelos’ brother, Peter, who served as a justice there for 11 years before Dean’s arrest. Hmmm.
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