On Thursday, February 1, 2024, the New York Supreme Court Third Department of the Appellate Division denied Attorney Bruce Michael Cooper’s application to resign from the New York State Bar Association.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Bruce Michael Cooper,” with case no. PM-11-24.

Cooper, who has been admitted to the New York bar since 1993, had applied for nondisciplinary resignation. However, the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department opposed his application. In the opinion written by the five-judge panel, the Committee noted that Cooper was currently delinquent in his registration requirements for the 2023-2024 biennial period as required by New York state law.

As a result, the court found that Cooper was ineligible to resign from the bar via nondisciplinary resignation. The panel denied his application and stated that any future attempts must be accompanied by proof that Cooper is fully compliant with New York’s attorney registration laws.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that Bruce Michael Cooper’s application for permission to resign is denied.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Cooper is a criminal defense attorney in Washington, DC. He attended the Syracuse University College of Law, graduating in 1982. He acquired his law license in New York in 1993.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.