On Thursday, July 13, 2023, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department reinstated the law license of attorney Ankim Mahesh Shah.
The case is entitled “Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department v. Ankim Mahesh Shah” with case no. PM-143-23.
The court granted Shah’s motion for reinstatement following his suspension last year. Shah was one of over 350 attorneys suspended by the court in September 2022 for being in violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a, which requires attorneys in New York to file a biennial registration statement and pay fees.
To be reinstated, the court had to determine by clear and convincing evidence that Shah complied with the order of suspension, has the character and fitness to practice law, and that reinstatement would be in the public interest.
In his motion, Shah submitted an affidavit sworn on February 28, 2023, detailing his compliance with the suspension order and the applicable court rules. The Attorney Grievance Committee did not oppose Shah’s reinstatement in their April 6, 2023 response.
Based on the evidence presented, the five-judge panel unanimously reinstated Shah’s license to practice law in New York, effective immediately.
The order 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.”
Mr. Shah practices in Roseland, New Jersey. He is licensed in New Jersey and New York with license no. 4221123. His info can be found on avvo.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.