On Thursday, September 14, 2023, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, issued a memorandum and order in the matter of attorney David Joel Medalia. Medalia had applied for permission to resign from the New York bar for non-disciplinary reasons. The court granted Medalia’s application and accepted his resignation.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of David Joel Medalia,” with case no. PM-208-23.
The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (AGC) advised that it did not oppose Medalia’s application, and upon reviewing Medalia’s affidavit and correspondence from the Deputy Chief Attorney for AGC, the court determined that Medalia was eligible to resign for non-disciplinary reasons.
Medalia’s name was stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, and he was commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form in the State of New York. Furthermore, Medalia was forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission, or other public authority, or to give advice on legal matters or hold himself out as an attorney and counselor-at-law in this State.
The court also ordered Medalia to surrender his Attorney Secure Pass to the Office of Court Administration within 30 days of the date of the decision.
The Disposition states:
“ORDERED that David Joel Medalia’s application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted.”
According to Avvo, Mr. Medalia attended Vanderbilt University Law School. He acquired his law license in New York in 2011.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.