On Thursday, February 23, 2023, the State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division of the Third Judicial Department ruled on the motion of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the imposition of discipline upon Connecticut attorney John Jay Radshaw concerning his suspension in Connecticut for failure to respond to a grievance complaint.

The case, titled In the Matter of John Jay Radshaw, was brought by the Attorney Grievance Committee. Case #PM-36-23.

According to the court filing, Radshaw was previously suspended by the Court on July 2015 in relation to a six-month stayed suspension Order with conditions imposed upon Radshaw by a Connecticut Superior Court, Judicial District of New Haven on February 10, 2014. Radshaw remains so suspended in New York to date.

The Attorney Grievance Committee (AGC)  moved to impose discipline upon Radshaw based on the latter’s Connecticut misconduct of failing to respond to a grievance complaint and was imposed a 90-day stayed suspension by a Superior Court in January 2017.

The Memorandum and Order on Motion state:

‘To date, respondent has not responded or otherwise replied to AGC’s motion and, thus, “he has waived any available defenses and AGC’s motion to impose discipline is granted.’

The Memorandum and Order on Motion continue:

‘In any event, we note that respondent’s conduct in Connecticut would if perpetrated here, similarly constitute misconduct in New York.’

The Court, in ruling against Radshaw stated among others:

‘We are “not obliged to impose the same sanction that was imposed by the foreign tribunal, but rather… charged with crafting a sanction that protects the public, maintains the honor and integrity of the profession or deters others from engaging in similar misconduct.’

Accordingly, the Court deemed it appropriate to enter an Order suspending Radshaw from law practice in New York based on his conduct in Connecticut, his failure to report his suspension in Connecticut as required, and his registration delinquencies.

The disposition reads:

“ORDERED that the motion of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department is granted, and it is further

ORDERED that respondent is suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court.”

Mr. Radshaw is listed as a principal of the Law Office of John J. Radshaw III, LLC serving New Haven, Connecticut. He earned his law degree from the Quinnipiac University, School of Law, graduating in 1998. Radshaw has been licensed to practice in New York, license no. 2950335, as well as Connecticut. His info can be found on LinkedIn.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.