On Thursday, August 17, 2023, the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department denied attorney Danielle R. Lange’s motion to vacate her suspension from the practice of law.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Danielle R. Lange” with case no. PM-177-23.

On March 16, 2023, the Supreme Court of New York ordered the suspension of attorney Lange from the practice of law for two years. The case stemmed from an incident in August 2018 when Lange was arrested following a routine traffic stop, revealing her possession of controlled substances. To resolve the case, Lange pled guilty to a misdemeanor drug possession charge, resulting in probation, community service, and drug rehabilitation. However, on March 22, 2022, Lange received a petition of charges asserting that her arrest and subsequent conviction constituted unlawful conduct and behavior that cast doubt on her fitness as a lawyer. Despite being granted the opportunity to consult an attorney and prepare a response, Lange did not participate in the proceedings. Eventually, on December 2, 2022, the Third Department concluded that Lange had engaged in misconduct.

Following this event, a motion was submitted by Lange requesting permission for renewal and/or reargument. The motion aimed to overturn the prior order of the court that had led to her suspension from practicing law. The motion also sought an order compelling Lange to accept a tardy response to the petition, granting Lange the ability to file a motion for diversion and related relief, and, as an alternative, imposing a milder penalty. Additionally, Lange requested any other appropriate relief deemed suitable by the court.

The court thoroughly evaluated the motion and found that Lange’s argument was entirely baseless.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that respondent’s motion is denied in its entirety.”

Ms. Lange attended the Albany Law School. She practices in Cohoes, New York. She is licensed in New York with license no. 4381646. Her info can be found on lawyerjustia.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.