On Thursday, January 26, 2023. the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department granted attorney Jerry Ray Hamling’s Motion for leave to reargue an order imposing the discipline of the respondent upon his conviction of a serious crime. The Court also ordered the suspension of the respondent for falsification of business records.

The case is entitled “In the matter of Jerry Ray Hamling” with case no. PM-11-23.

An order was issued imposing discipline for a conviction of a serious crime against Mr. Hamling. In relation to it, the respondent filed a Motion for leave to reargue the prior Motion by the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department. Thus, a decision and order on this Motion are issued by the court.

According to the court, upon reading and filing the sworn affidavit of the respondent dated June 28, 2022, the affirmation attached with exhibits from Sarah Diane McShea dated the same,  and the opposition with exhibits of Michael K. Creaser dated August 4, 2022, and upon due deliberation, the court decided to grant the Motion filed by Mr. Hamling. This means that the Court’s Memorandum and Order on Motion which was decided on June 9, 2022, is vacated.

The Court further ordered that the respondent’s conviction of falsification of business records in the second degree is determined to constitute a serious crime. Therefore, is suspended from the practice of Law. While in suspension, the respondent is commanded to refrain from practice in any form in the State of New York.

Mr. Jerry Ray Hamling is licensed to practice in New York with license no. 5381405.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.