On October 26, 2023, the Supreme Court of Kentucky permanently disbarred attorney Jay Arthur Rosenberg. The disbarment came after Rosenberg failed to respond to an order to show cause, as directed by a previous court order. This action follows reciprocal discipline as Rosenberg had been permanently disbarred from the practice of law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The case is entitled “Kentucky Bar Association v. Jay Arthur Rosenberg,” case number 2023-SC-0273-KB.
Rosenberg was disbarred in Virginia and the District of Columbia due to his involvement in the unauthorized practice of law, primarily in the preparation of deeds for residential real estate transactions. Rosenberg had subcontracted the drafting of deeds to a firm in India, leading to numerous errors and violations of professional conduct rules.
Given Rosenberg’s lack of response and failure to provide evidence of jurisdictional issues or fraud in the disciplinary proceedings, the Supreme Court of Kentucky imposed identical discipline, resulting in permanent disbarment in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Rosenberg is required to notify clients, courts, and the Office of Bar Counsel of his disbarment and cover all costs associated with the disciplinary proceedings. The order took effect on October 26, 2023.
According to Avvo, Mr. Rosenberg is a business attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the University of Michigan Law School, and in 1986 he acquired his law license in Kentucky.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.