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Decided and Entered: August 9, 2018
[*1]In the Matter of WILLIAM MAURICE PRIDGEN, an Attorney (Attorney Registration No. 4557278)
Calendar Date: August 6, 2018
Before: McCarthy, J.P., Lynch, Devine, Aarons and Mulvey, JJ.
William Maurice Pridgen, San Diego, California, pro se.
Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
William Maurice Pridgen was admitted to practice by this Court in 2008 and lists a business address in San Diego, California with the Office of Court Administration. Pridgen 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 Pridgen's application.
Upon reading Pridgen's affidavit sworn to June 21, 2018 and filed June 25, 2018, and upon reading the July 31, 2018 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Pridgen is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.
McCarthy, J.P., Lynch, Devine, Aarons and Mulvey, JJ., concur.
ORDERED that William Maurice Pridgen's application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further
ORDERED that William Maurice Pridgen'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 William Maurice Pridgen 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 Pridgen 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 William Maurice Pridgen shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him.