On Thursday, March 7, 2024, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Third Department reinstated attorney Rosemarie Andrea Anderson to the practice of law.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Rosemarie Andrea Anderson,” with case no. PM-34-24.

In 2021, Anderson was disbarred by the Supreme Court of New Jersey after she was found to have knowingly misappropriated client funds. As a result of the misconduct in New Jersey, the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department in New York moved to suspend Anderson from practicing law in the state. In June 2022, the Appellate Court granted the motion and suspended Anderson for one year.

After completing her one-year suspension, Anderson applied for reinstatement. She filed affidavits demonstrating that she had complied with the order of suspension and rules for suspended attorneys. Anderson also showed proof that she had taken and passed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination within the prior year.

In restoring her law license, the Appellate Court found that Anderson possessed the requisite character and fitness to practice law again. They noted she had not faced any other disciplinary issues in New York or elsewhere since her suspension. Anderson also insisted she had learned from her past mistakes and would be more careful handling client finances.

The Court recognized that Anderson had been working in non-legal jobs and engaging in educational activities during her suspension. She also provided letters of recommendation from other attorneys vouching for her competency. Based on the review of her application and compliance with reinstatement procedures, the Appellate Court reinstated Anderson’s ability to practice law, effective immediately.

According to avvo.com, Ms. Anderson is a family attorney in Hackensack, New Jersey. She attended the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She acquired her law license in New York in 2001.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.