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NY Lawyer Gets Four-Month Suspension for Aggressive Behavior

Bloomberg Law is reporting that a New York real estate lawyer was suspended for four months and ordered to undergo up to one year of counseling for aggressive litigation techniques.

Adam L. Bailey drew the sanction because he failed to apologize for his actions and because he had twice previously been admonished by the state attorney grievance committee for “excessively aggressive behavior while representing a client.”

Bailey’s conduct violated several state professional conduct rules, including threatening criminal charges solely to obtain an advantage in a civil matter and conduct that adversely reflects on counsel’s fitness as a lawyer, the court said.

Read the Bloomberg Law article.