On Thursday, January 25, 2024, the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department reinstated attorney Urs Martin Lauchli back to the practice of law.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Urs Martin Lauchli,” with case no. PM-05-24.

Lauchli had been suspended from practicing law in May 2019 by an order from the same court. Over four years later, Lauchli filed a motion seeking reinstatement. In his motion and supporting documents from November and December 2023, Lauchli provided evidence demonstrating he had complied with all requirements for reinstatement under the court’s rules. This included satisfying the conditions of his original suspension and showing he once again met the necessary character and fitness standards to practice law.

The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, which advocates for and protects the public in attorney disciplinary cases, reviewed Lauchli’s reinstatement request. However, the committee did not oppose lifting the suspension after considering Lauchli’s submission.

The appellate court concluded that substantial evidence supported the immediate reinstatement of Lauchli’s law license, determining that it was in the best interest of the public to permit him to resume practicing law.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that respondent’s motion for reinstatement is granted; and it is further ORDERED that respondent is reinstated as an attorney and counselor-at-law, effective immediately.”

According to opengovny.com, Mr. Lauchli acquired his law license in New York in 1997.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.