On Thursday, September 28, 2023, the Supreme Court of New York’s Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, decided a case, reinstating attorney Rhonda Armstrong Tietjen. Tietjen had been suspended by the court in May 2019 for violating Judiciary Law § 468-a.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Rhonda Armstrong Tietjen,” with case no. PM-219-23.
In its decision, the court found that Tietjen had satisfied the requirements for reinstatement, including complying with the order of suspension and the rules of the court, and demonstrating the requisite character and fitness to practice law. The court also determined that it would be in the public interest to reinstate Tietjen to the practice of law.
The court’s decision was based on its review of Tietjen’s notice of motion and affidavit with exhibits sworn on June 16, 2023, as well as the responses from the Attorney Grievance Committee dated September 6, 2023. The court noted that Tietjen had provided clear and convincing evidence that she had satisfied the requirements of the Rules of the Appellate Division, Third Department.
The Disposition 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.”
According to Avvo, Ms. Tietjen is an immigration attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended the Georgetown University Law Center, graduating in 1999. She acquired her law license In New York in 2000.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.