On Thursday, December 7, 2023, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York’s Third Judicial Department approved the non-disciplinary resignation of Peter Houghton LeVan Jr. from the New York Bar.
The case is titled ‘In the Matter of Peter Houghton LeVan Jr.,’ with case no. PM-275-23.
Attorney LeVan sought non-disciplinary resignation in his application filed on October 3, 2023, under Rule 1240.22 of the Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters. The Court considered LeVan’s affidavit filed in support of his application as well as a supplemental filing made on November 27th and correspondence from the Attorney Grievance Committee.
In a memorandum and order filed on December 7th, the five-justice panel granted LeVan’s application to resign. The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department had opposed LeVan’s resignation, citing omissions in his application.
However, the Third Department concluded that LeVan was eligible to resign from the New York Bar for non-disciplinary reasons. As a result, LeVan’s name will be stricken from the roll of attorneys in New York effective immediately. He is also required to surrender any Attorney Secure Passes issued to him and is forbidden from practicing law in New York.
The order reads:
“ORDERED that Peter Houghton LeVan Jr.’s application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further
ORDERED that Peter Houghton LeVan Jr.’s name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court (see generally Rules for Atty Disciplinary Matters [22NYCRR] § 1240.22 [b]).”
According to Avvo, Attorney Peter Houghton LeVan Jr. is a litigation attorney based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law, graduating in 1995. He acquired his license in New York in 2013.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.