On Thursday, February 1, 2024, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Third Judicial Department accepted the nondisciplinary resignation of attorney Michael Everett Heygood from the practice of law in New York.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Michael Everett Heygood,” with case no. PM-10-24.

Heygood applied to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons under rule 1240.22 of the Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters. The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department did not oppose Heygood’s application. In his affidavit dated November 27, 2023, Heygood stated his intention to permanently resign from law practice in New York.

The Appellate Division reviewed Heygood’s application and supporting documentation and determined he was eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons. As a result, the court issued an order striking Heygood’s name from the roll of qualified attorneys in New York. The order also requires Heygood to relinquish his Attorney Secure Pass to the Office of Court Administration within 30 days. Heygood is now prohibited from practicing law or representing himself as an attorney authorized in New York.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that Michael Everett Heygood’s application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted, and it is further ORDERED that Michael Everett Heygood’s name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately,”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Heygood is an insurance attorney in Dallas, Texas. He attended the Houston Law Center. He acquired his law license in New York in 2011.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.