Matter of Padilla

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Matter of Padilla 2018 NY Slip Op 08997 Decided on December 27, 2018 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 27, 2018

[*1] In the Matter of JOEL ANTONIO PADILLA, a Suspended Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 4434395)

Calendar Date: October 29, 2018
Before: Garry, P.J., Egan Jr., Lynch and Clark, JJ.

Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany (Alison M. Coan of counsel), for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.

Law Offices of Sarah Diane McShea, New York City (Sarah Diane McShea of counsel), for respondent


Per Curiam.

Respondent was admitted to practice by this Court in 2006.

Although respondent currently resides in Virginia, he lists a business address in New Jersey with the Office of Court Administration. By July 2016 decision, this Court found that respondent had perpetrated a "serious crime" in New Jersey and suspended him from the practice of law for two years (141 AD3d 827, 828 [2016]; see Judiciary Law § 90 [4] [f], [g]). This order stemmed from respondent's August 2015 plea of guilty to the crime of manufacturing, distributing or dispensing marihuana (see NJ Stat Ann 2" target="_blank">see Matter of Sommer, 150 AD3d 1530, 1530-1531 [2017]; Matter of Ebrahimzadeh, 146 AD3d 1145, 1146 [2017]). Accordingly, we grant respondent's motion.

Garry, P.J., Egan Jr., Lynch and Clark, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that respondent's motion for reinstatement is granted; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent is reinstated as an attorney and counselor-at-law in the State of New York, effective immediately.