On Thursday, August 24, 2023, the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department granted the motion for reinstatement of attorney Allison Ann Dundas.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Allison Ann Dundas,” with case no. PM-193-23.

Dundas had previously faced suspension in May 2019 due to violations of Judiciary Law § 468-a. The court’s ruling marks a pivotal moment for legal ethics and professional conduct.

Dundas’s journey to reinstatement was subject to rigorous evaluation under the framework of the Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.16 and Rules of Appellate Division, Third Department [22 NYCRR] § 806.16. The court undertook a thorough examination of her motion, affidavit, and supplementary filings. Notably, the court found that Dundas not only fulfilled the stipulated requirements but also demonstrated a strong commitment to rectifying past violations and a renewed dedication to upholding the highest standards of the legal profession.

The unanimous decision underscored the paramount importance of ethical conduct within the legal field.  Moreover, the decision highlighted the rehabilitative nature of the legal system and its focus on enabling attorneys to regain their professional standing after remediation.

The order states:

“ORDERED that respondent’s motion for reinstatement is granted; and it is further ORDERED that respondent is reinstated as an attorney and counselor-at-law, effective immediately.”

At the time of writing, Ms. Dundad is listed in the law firm Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP, as a practicing attorney. She attended the Syracuse University College of Law. She practices in San Jose, California. She is licensed in California and New York with license no. 2874212. Her info can be found on Linkedin.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.