On Monday, July 24, 2023, the Iowa Supreme Court revoked the law license of attorney Jay Arthur Rosenberg, reciprocally disciplining the attorney after he was disbarred in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jay Arthur Rosenberg,” case no. 23-0762.
According to the filing, the Iowa court found that Rosenberg failed to respond to a notice informing him he could contest the imposition of identical discipline in Iowa. After reviewing the disciplinary actions taken in Virginia and the District of Columbia, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled to revoke Rosenberg’s license to practice law in Iowa as well.
Rosenberg was originally disbarred by consent order in Virginia in July 2022 over misconduct allegations. According to Virginia Court documents, a three-judge panel of Fairfax County revoked Rosenberg’s privilege to practice law in the Commonwealth based on Rosenberg’s affidavit consenting to the revocation. Rosenberg consented to the revocation, following a Subcommittee determination based on an investigation finding that he engaged in the illegal practice of law by preparing deeds for a firm in India. Rosenberg’s firm was found to have produced deeds for Virginia-based real estate transactions that contained errors in spelling or grammar and some substantive errors that had not been reviewed by a Virginia-licensed attorney before being delivered to clients.
In April 2023, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued an order revoking his authority to practice law in D.C.
The Iowa court determined that Rosenberg had been properly notified of the reciprocal discipline proceedings but did not object to the revocation of his Iowa law license. With no objections filed, the court moved forward with imposing the same revocation discipline Rosenberg had received in Virginia and D.C.
Rosenberg is now disbarred and prohibited from practicing law in Iowa, Virginia, and Washington D.C. The Iowa Supreme Court’s order serves as the third and final state to revoke Rosenberg’s law license over disciplinary issues.
Mr. Rosenberg attended the University of Michigan Law School.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.