On Thursday, January 26, 2023, the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division Third Judicial District ordered the disbarment of Attorney Christopher Steven Jones in relation to the latter’s disbarment in the State of Florida.
The case is styled In the Matter of Christopher Steven Jones and was brought by the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial District (AGC), case no. PM-04-23.
The following are as alleged and summarized from the filing:
Jones was suspended by a May 2019 order of the Court for registration delinquencies beginning in 2014. Jones was also suspended by consent from the practice of law in Florida for a period of 18 months for violating Rule 4-8.4(b) of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar) over his nolo contendre plea to Trespass in structure or conveyance with a deadly weapon, a felony. He was further found twice in contempt of the suspension orders in Florida. Thereafter, the Supreme Court of Florida disbarred Jones in October 2017.
The Supreme Court of Illinois reciprocally disbarred Jones in March 2021.
Moreover, according to the filing, Jones failed to notify the Court and the AGC of his criminal conviction as well as his Florida misconduct.
The AGC sought to impose discipline upon Jones as a consequence of his Florida misconduct.
Accordingly, the Court, upon consideration of the seriousness of his misconduct in Florida, deemed it appropriate to enter an Order disbarring Jones from the practice of law in the State of New York.
Mr. Christopher Steven Jones had been admitted to the New York bar, as well as in Florida and Illinois.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.