On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department issued an opinion and order disbarring attorney Michael Anthony Deem.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Michael Anthony Deem,” with case no. 2023-06989.

The Court had previously suspended Deem from practicing law for six months in July 2022. However, in this new case, the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District had filed a petition with 11 charges of professional misconduct against Deem in July 2023. Deem failed to respond to the petition within the required 20 days.

Some of the alleged misconduct included engaging in frivolous conduct, conduct intended to merely harass or injure another, disregarding court rulings, actions meant to disrupt tribunals, behavior prejudicing justice, and conduct reflecting poorly on his fitness to practice law.

Due to Deem’s default by not addressing the claims, the Appellate Court granted the Grievance Committee’s motion to deem the charges established. As a result, the Court immediately disbarred Deem and removed his name from the roll of lawyers allowed to practice in New York state.

Deem is prohibited from practicing law in any form, appearing in court, providing legal advice, or holding himself out as an attorney. If issued a secure pass by the Office of Court Administration, Deem must also return it. With this ruling, Deem loses his license and can no longer work as a lawyer in New York.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that pursuant to Judiciary Law 90, effective immediately, the respondent, Michael Anthony Deem, a suspended attorney, is disbarred, and his name is stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law,”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Deem was an attorney in Ossining, New York. He acquired his law license in New York in 1998.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.