On Thursday, October 26, 2023, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department granted attorney Harry Lee Laxton Jr.’s resignation. Laxton had applied for permission to resign from the New York Bar for non-disciplinary reasons.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Harry Lee Laxton Jr.,” with case no. PM-248-23.

Based on the application of Laxton and the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department’s non-opposition of the said application, the court granted Laxton’s application and accepted his resignation, effective immediately. Laxton’s name was stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York.

He was commanded to desist and refrain from practicing law in any form in the State of New York and was forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission, or other public authority. Laxton was also ordered to surrender his Attorney Secure Pass to the Office of Court Administration within 30 days of the date of the decision.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that Harry Lee Laxton Jr.’s application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Laxton Jr. is an attorney in Kingwood, Texas. He attended the Baylor Law School. He acquired his law license in New York in 2016.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.