On Thursday, March 14, 2024, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Third Department ruled to accept the request for nondisciplinary resignation from the state bar by attorney  Peter David Van Buren.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of  Peter David Van Buren,” with case no. PM-41-24.

Van Buren applied to resign from the New York Bar for nondisciplinary reasons in January 2024. He submitted an affidavit in support of his application. The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, which oversees attorney conduct in the Third Department, advised the court that it did not oppose Van Buren’s resignation.

In a brief per curiam decision, the Appellate Court accepted Van Buren’s resignation application. The court’s order struck Van Buren’s name from the New York roll of attorneys and forbade him from practicing law in New York going forward. Van Buren must also surrender his Attorney Secure Pass to the New York Office of Court Administration within 30 days.

By approving Van Buren’s request, the Appellate Court allowed his voluntary resignation from the New York Bar for nondisciplinary reasons, as provided under the state’s Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters. Van Buren is no longer authorized to practice law or present himself as an attorney in New York state.

According to Martindale.com, Mr. Peter David Van Buren is a Trial Practice and Medical Malpractice lawyer in Loudonville, New York. He attended Albany Law School of Union College. He acquired his law license in New York in 1975.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.