Matter of Lewis

Matter of Lewis (2020 NY Slip Op 05799)

Matter of Lewis
2020 NY Slip Op 05799
Decided on October 15, 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: October 15, 2020

PM-134-20

[*1]In the Matter of Nicholas Raymond Lewis, an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 5452636.)

Calendar Date: October 5, 2020
Before: Egan Jr., J.P., Clark, Mulvey, Rumsey and Colangelo, JJ.

Nicholas Raymond Lewis, Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

Nicholas Raymond Lewis was admitted to practice by this Court in 2016 and lists a business address in Charlotte, North Carolina with the Office of Court Administration. Lewis 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 defers to this Court’s discretion on Lewis’ application.

Upon reading Lewis’ affidavit sworn to June 29, 2020 and filed July 1, 2020, and upon reading the September 30, 2020 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for the AGC, and having determined that Lewis is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.

Egan Jr., J.P., Clark, Mulvey, Rumsey and Colangelo, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Nicholas Raymond Lewis’ application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further

ORDERED that Nicholas Raymond Lewis’ 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 Nicholas Raymond Lewis 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 Lewis 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 Nicholas Raymond Lewis shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him.

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