On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department ruled on San Francisco attorney Joseph Abraham Gorman’s petition for non-disciplinary resignation.

The case, titled In the Matter of Joseph Abraham Gorman, was brought by Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (AGC). Case #PM-210-22.

According to the filing, Gorman was admitted to practice in  New York in 2012. Gorman sought leave to resign from the New York bar for non-disciplinary reasons. However, the AGC opposed Gorman’s application through correspondence from AGC’s Chief Attorney.

The filing states:

“As is noted by AGC, Gorman is presently delinquent in his New York attorney registration requirements, having failed to register for two consecutive biennial periods beginning in 2020. Inasmuch as Gorman is therefore subject to potential disciplinary action, he is ineligible for non-disciplinary resignation and his application must be denied. . . Further, any future application by Fischer must be supported by proof of her full satisfaction of the requirements of Judiciary Law § 468-a and Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts.”

Accordingly, the Court denied Gorman’s application for permission to resign.

The Memorandum and Order on Motion reads:

“ORDERED that Joseph Abraham Gorman’s application for permission to resign is denied.”

Mr. Gorman practices in San Francisco, California. He is listed as an of counsel to the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. He completed his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego, graduating magna cum laude in 2009. According to Avvo, Gorman has been admitted to the New York bar, as well as in California. His info can also be found on LinkedIn.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.