Attorney William Kalish has been disbarred by the D.C. Court of Appeals for misconduct. The court issued an order on June 29, 2023, based on a certified order from the state of Florida, which revoked Kalish’s law license by consent.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of William Kalish,” with case no. 2022-D176.
As per official Florida court documents, Attorney Kalish’s license to practice law faced revocation by the Supreme Court of Florida on March 10, 2023, due to the misappropriation of funds. The court took this drastic action in response to an amended petition for disciplinary revocation submitted by Attorney Kalish himself, which received support from the Florida Bar.
In relation to this, on June 29, 2023, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued an order disbarring the respondent from practicing law in the District of Columbia. This decision was based on the certified order from the state of Florida, which permanently revoked Kalish’s law license by consent. The court also stated that Kalish’s disbarment will only be considered for reinstatement after he fulfills the restitution requirements and other payments mandated by the state of Florida. The order further clarified that Kalish’s disbarment will not commence until he files an affidavit complying with the reinstatement criteria outlined in D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14(g).
The Disposition states:
“ORDERED that William Kalish is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. Prior to filing a petition for reinstatement respondent must show that he has complied with the restitution requirements and other payments required by the state of Florida.”
Mr. Kalish used to practice in Washington, District of Columbia. His license number was 77503. His info can be found on avvo.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.