The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department has accepted the resignation of attorney Philip Bruce Friedman. In an order filed on August 17, 2023, the Court granted Friedman’s application to resign from the New York bar for non-disciplinary reasons.

The case is titled “In the Matter of Philip Bruce Friedman,” case no. PM-174-23.

In seeking to resign voluntarily, Friedman stated he no longer wishes to maintain his law license in New York. Friedman submitted an affidavit swearing that his resignation is not being tendered in an effort to avoid disciplinary action and that he has no knowledge of any complaints pending against him.

The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department advised the Court that it did not oppose Friedman’s resignation application. After reviewing Friedman’s affidavit and confirming his eligibility, the Appellate Division granted the application and formally accepted his resignation.

As a result, Friedman’s name has been stricken from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice in New York. He is prohibited from practicing law or appearing as an attorney before any New York court or other legal authority. Friedman was also ordered to surrender any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him within 30 days. The order serves as a final termination of Friedman’s status as an admitted attorney in New York, pending any further action by the Appellate Division.

Mr. Friedman attended the University of Pittsburgh. As a Partner at Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler law firm, he continues to practice law in Erie, Pennsylvania at the time of writing. He had been licensed to practice in New York in 1988. His info can be found on LinkedIn.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.