On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department ordered the suspension of attorney Yehuda David Taller from the practice of law for three years. The court’s decision came after a disciplinary hearing revealed Taller’s failure to adhere to the terms of his suspension, resulting in further professional repercussions.

The case is titled ‘In the Matter of Yehuda David Taller’ with case no. 2020-08653.

The case began when the Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts initiated disciplinary proceedings against Taller for his conduct during his previous suspension. The committee alleged that Taller, despite being barred from practicing law, continued to engage in activities that were in direct violation of the court’s orders and rules of professional conduct.

Taller’s misconduct included failing to dissolve his law firm, TallerGallet, L.L.C., after his suspension, failing to close the firm’s accounts for which he was the sole signatory, and depositing and disbursing funds from these accounts while under suspension. Additionally, Taller failed to provide timely notification to his clients about his suspension, as required by court rules.

Taller argued that he had misunderstood the court’s suspension order and received erroneous advice from his former ethics counsel. However, the court found that as an experienced attorney, Taller had an independent duty to fully comprehend the suspension order and the associated rules.

As a result of his violations, Yehuda David Taller is now facing a three-year extension of his suspension from the practice of law,  retroactively to November 29, 2021. He will not be eligible to apply for reinstatement until May 29, 2024. Throughout this period, he must continue to adhere to the court’s rules governing the conduct of disbarred or suspended attorneys.

Mr. Taller graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1995 and was admitted to practice in New York in 1997. He used to practice in Forest Hills, New York. His bio can be found on avoo.com.

A copy of the original filing can be viewed here.