On Thursday, December 15, 2022, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Judicial Department ruled on the petition for reinstatement from suspension filed by Texas attorney Patricia McArdle.
The case is styled ‘In the Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a, with case no. PM-225-22.
According to the Decision and Order on Motion, McArdle was suspended by a May 2019 order of the Court under (Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a, 172 AD3d 1706, 1740 [3d Dept 2019]. McArdle sought reinstatement and filed before the Court its notice of motion, an affidavit with exhibits sworn on October 27, 2022. The Attorney Grievance Committee filed its responsive correspondence on November 10, 2022.
The Court has determined, by clear and convincing evidence, that McArdle has complied with the order of suspension and the Rules of Court, that she has the requisite character and fitness to practice law, and that it would be in the public interest to reinstate her to the practice of law.
Accordingly, the Court ruled in favor of McArdle and granted her application for reinstatement.
The disposition reads:
“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, subject to the conditions set forth in this decision.”
Ms. McArdle practices in Dallas, Texas. McArdle is licensed to practice law in New York, license no. 2957280, as well as in Texas and Massachusetts. Her profile can be found on Avvo.
A copy of the order of reinstatement can be found here.