On Thursday, November 30, 2023, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department accepted the non-disciplinary resignation of Christopher Martin Gottscho from the New York Bar.

The case is titled ‘In the Matter of Christopher Martin Gottscho,’ with case no. PM-263-23.

In his application filed with the Court on October 8, 2023, Attorney Gottscho sought permission to resign from the bar for non-disciplinary reasons. Gottscho, who is based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, stated that he no longer intended to practice law in New York.

The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, which oversees attorney conduct and discipline matters, advised the Court that it did not oppose Gottscho’s request. In a November 13, 2023, letter, the Deputy Chief Attorney for the Committee said they had no reason to challenge Gottscho’s application.

After reviewing Gottscho’s resignation request and the Attorney Grievance Committee’s response, the Appellate Division issued an order on November 30, 2023, accepting Gottscho’s non-disciplinary resignation from the New York bar. The Court’s order directs that Gottscho’s name be stricken from the roll of New York attorneys, that he cease the practice of law in New York, and that he surrender any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him within 30 days.

With the Court’s acceptance of his application, Christopher Gottscho is no longer authorized to practice law in the State of New York.

According to Avvo, Attorney Christopher Martin Gottscho attended the University of Virginia School of Law and acquired his license in New York in 1990.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.