On Thursday, January 18, 2024, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department denied a request from suspended attorney Ronald Leonard Daigle Jr. to be reinstated to the practice of law.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Ronald Leonard Daigle Jr.,” with case no. PM-04-24.

Daigle had been suspended in June 2018 for one year over mishandling of an estate matter. The court found that Daigle violated five attorney conduct rules regarding competence, diligence, fees, communication, and candor.

Daigle then filed paperwork seeking reinstatement as required by the state. However, the Attorney Grievance Committee opposed the request, citing concerns over Daigle’s character and fitness. The court referred the case to a Character and Fitness subcommittee, which held a hearing and recommended denying reinstatement.

In a memorandum issued on January 18, 2024, the court denied Daigle’s reinstatement. The court determined that Daigle failed to provide compelling evidence demonstrating his present possession of the necessary character and fitness required to practice law, as well as how his reinstatement would serve the public’s interest.

Daigle will remain suspended. He can reapply for reinstatement in the future but must demonstrate the required compliance with court rules to regain his law license.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Daigle Jr. is an attorney in Granville, New York. He attended the Albany Law School of Union University. He acquired his law license in New York in 2008.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.