On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, Attorney Neil P. Flynn was publicly censured by the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department, following a conviction for driving while impaired by a combination of drugs and/or alcohol.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Neil P. Flynn,” with case no. 2020-09071.
The Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District initiated proceedings against Flynn after being informed of his criminal conviction on January 24, 2020. The Committee directed Flynn to appear before Special Referee Ralph T. Gazzillo, who conducted a hearing on May 18, 2022. After careful consideration of the evidence presented, the Special Referee concluded that Flynn failed to demonstrate why the Court should not impose disciplinary action. Consequently, the Grievance Committee’s motion to confirm the Special Referee’s report was granted.
In response, Flynn cross-moved to disaffirm the report, seeking private discipline. However, his motion was denied, and the Court proceeded with a public censure. The Second Judicial Department emphasized the seriousness of the offense, which led to Flynn’s conviction under Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1192(4-a), classified as an unclassified misdemeanor.
The Disposition states:
“Under the totality of the circumstances, the respondent is publicly censured for the unlawful conduct which resulted in his conviction.”
According to Avvo, Mr. Flynn is a medical malpractice attorney in New York. He attended the Fordham University School of Law, graduating in 1996. He acquired his law license in New York in 1997.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.