Matter of Denitzio (2020 NY Slip Op 07973)

Matter of Denitzio
2020 NY Slip Op 07973
Decided on December 24, 2020
Appellate Division, Third Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided and Entered: December 24, 2020

PM-167-20

[*1]In the Matter of Thomas James Denitzio Jr., an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 1867639.)

Calendar Date: December 14, 2020
Before: Garry, P.J., Clark, Aarons, Pritzker and Colangelo, JJ.

Thomas James Denitzio Jr., Martinsville, New Jersey,pro se.

Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.

Per Curiam.

Thomas James Denitzio Jr. was admitted to practice by this Court in 1982 and lists a business address in Woodbridge, New Jersey with the Office of Court Administration. Denitzio now seeks leave to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons (see Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [a]). The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (hereinafter AGC) advises that it does not oppose Denitzio’s application.

Upon reading Denitzio’s affidavit sworn to September 24, 2020 and filed September 28, 2020, and upon reading the December 8, 2020 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Denitzio is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.

Garry, P.J., Clark, Aarons, Pritzker and Colangelo, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Thomas James Denitzio Jr.’s application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further

ORDERED that Thomas James Denitzio Jr.’s name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court (see generally Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [b]); and it is further

ORDERED that Thomas James Denitzio Jr. is commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form in the State of New York, either as principal or as agent, clerk or employee of another; and Denitzio is hereby forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission or other public authority, or to give to another an opinion as to the law or its application, or any advice in relation thereto, or to hold himself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law in this State; and it is further

ORDERED that Thomas James Denitzio Jr. shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him.