On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department accepted the application for permission to resign for non-disciplinary reasons of attorney James John Maiwurm.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of James John Maiwurm,” with case no. PM-195-23.

James John Maiwurm, admitted to practice in 1987, sought to resign from the New York Bar for non-disciplinary reasons. After reviewing Maiwurm’s sworn affidavit dated June 27, 2023, which was filed on July 3, 2023, as well as the correspondence received on August 21, 2023, in response from the Chief Attorney of Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, and after confirming Maiwurm’s eligibility for non-disciplinary resignation, the court accepted his resignation. His name was stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately.

Maiwurm was also instructed to cease and abstain from participating in the practice of law in any capacity within the State of New York, whether as a principal, agent, clerk, or employee of another. He was explicitly prohibited from presenting himself as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission, or other public authority, as well as from providing legal opinions or advice and holding himself out as an attorney within the state. He was also required to surrender any attorney secure pass issued to him to the Office of Court Administration within 30 days from the date of the decision.

The order states:

“ORDERED that James John Maiwurm’s application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted.”

Mr. Maiwurm was a top leader and lawyer at Squire Patton Boggs. He oversaw several mergers and growth initiatives during his tenure, including combinations with firms in the UK, Australia, and the Middle East. He is now retired.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.