On Thursday, December 28, 2023, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Third Judicial Department, issued a ruling suspending Attorney Marylin Jenkins from practicing law in the state for one year.
The case is titled ‘In the Matter of Marylin Jenkins,’ with case no. PM-283-23.
Jenkins, who was admitted to practice in New York in 1991 and is also licensed in multiple states, including California and Washington D.C., has faced legal issues and disciplinary action going back several years. She was suspended from practice in New York in 2019 due to noncompliance with attorney registration obligations dating back to 2015. Jenkins remains suspended and delinquent in New York to this day.
In 2016, Jenkins received a reprimand from D.C. disciplinary authorities after falsifying documentation related to her employment with Amtrak. She then applied for a job in California in 2022 but failed to disclose her admission to the D.C. Bar and denied having ever faced professional discipline previously. This resulted in the D.C. Court of Appeals imposing a 30-day suspension on Jenkins in 2022.
Based on her 2022 misconduct in D.C., the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department filed a motion to discipline Jenkins again in New York. Jenkins did not provide any defense or mitigating factors to the Committee. The Appellate Division noted that if the same conduct occurred in New York, it would constitute misconduct.
In its decision, the court considered Jenkins’ past disciplinary issues, current suspensions in both D.C. and New York, and her failure to participate in the current matter. It suspended Jenkins from practicing law in New York for one year. The suspension will remain in effect until further notice from the court. Jenkins must also comply with rules governing suspended attorneys and surrender her New York Attorney Secure Pass.
According to Avvo, Attorney Marylin Jenkins is an environmental and natural resources attorney based in San Francisco, California. She attended the Loyola Law School and is licensed to practice in New York, Texas, California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.