Category: Professional Responsibility

Town of Amherst v. Weiss 0

Town of Amherst v. Weiss

This appeal addresses the tolling of the statute of limitations in a legal malpractice action under the continuous representation doctrine. This appeal also considers whether an attorney who was hired by the Defendant-attorney to...

Grace v. Law 0

Grace v. Law

This appeal addresses whether a client’s failure to appeal the underlying action bars the client’s legal malpractice claim, an issue of first impression for the court. In October 2002, the plaintiff, John W. Grace...

Survey: 2012 Professional Responsibility

Survey: 2012 Professional Responsibility

Survey of New York Professional Responsibility for 2011–2012. View Full PDF James T. Townsend practices in Rochester at Remington, Gifford & Williams, LLP, advising small businesses and their owners and attorneys on professional responsibility...

New York Court of Appeals: People v. Solomon 0

New York Court of Appeals: People v. Solomon

This case dealt with the question of whether a lawyer can, with the consent of his client, represent both his client, and, in an unrelated matter, one of the prosecution’s witnesses against his original...

New York Court of Appeals: In the Matter of Galasso 0

New York Court of Appeals: In the Matter of Galasso

Respondent, Peter J. Galasso, was a partner at the law firm Galasso & Langione, LLP.  Anthony Galasso, the respondent’s brother, worked as the firm’s bookkeeper and office manager.  Over a period of three years,...

Survey: 2011 Professional Responsibility 0

Survey: 2011 Professional Responsibility

James Townsend provides an overview of Professional Responsibility in the state of New York between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.  He discusses Advertising, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Electronic Communications, In-House Counsel Rules,...

Survey: 2010 Professional Responsibility 0

Survey: 2010 Professional Responsibility

James Townsend provides an overview of Professional Responsibility in the state of New York between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.  He discusses the protection of confidences, advertising and solicitation, judiciary law, disciplinary...