On Thursday, February 1, 2024, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Judicial Department disbarred and accepted the resignation of attorney Pamela D. Hayes.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Pamela D. Hayes,” with case no. 2022-02115.

Hayes had been practicing law in New York since being admitted in 1986. In August 2022, she was placed under interim suspension due to allegations of misconduct including misappropriation and conversion of client funds amounting to $10,000 which was held in her escrow account.

She submitted an affidavit resigning from her position freely and without coercion in accordance with regulation 1240.10. In this affidavit, Hayes acknowledged she could not defend herself against the allegations, which included improper cash withdrawals from her escrow account and failure to keep proper records.

While her resignation did not include consent for a restitution order, Hayes stated she had fully repaid the funds in question. She agreed to continue jurisdiction regarding potential future restitution orders.

The Attorney Grievance Committee, which was investigating the allegations against Hayes, did not oppose her resignation application. Finding her affidavit was in full compliance with Rule 1240.10, the Supreme Court accepted Hayes’ resignation effective as of the date of her affidavit in October 2023.

Hayes is now disbarred from practicing law in New York state. She must abide by regulations governing the conduct of disbarred attorneys and is prohibited from engaging in legal practice or representation. This decision concludes the disciplinary matter against Pamela D. Hayes.

The Disposition states:

“It is Ordered that the application of the respondent, Pamela D. Hayes, admitted as Pamela Denise Hayes, to resign as an attorney and counselor-at-law in the State of New York, pursuant to 22 NYCRR 1240.10, is granted, and It is further Ordered that pursuant to Judiciary Law S the respondent, Pamela D. Hayes, admitted as Pamela Denise Hayes, is disbarred, and her name is stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors at- law, effective nunc pro tunc to October 16, 2023,”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Hayes was a general practice attorney in New York, New York. She attended Emory University School of Law. She acquired his law license in New York in 1986.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.