Appellate justices in Albany on Thursday indefinitely suspended Roy Nestler, a Bethlehem attorney, from practicing legislations, announcing he failed to cooperate with a prison watchdog committee’s investigation into a shopper’s grievance. (bypass Dickstein / times Union)
ALBANY – Appellate justices in Albany on Thursday indefinitely suspended a Bethlehem lawyer from practising legislation, announcing he failed to cooperate with a watchdog committee’s investigation into a consumer’s criticism.
Roy Nestler, a legal professional working towards considering 2001 who labored in criminal and civil legislations, didn’t deliver financial institution statements requested by a grievance committee that examines complaints against legal professionals, the ruling mentioned.
The complaint committee is an arm of the Appellate Division of state Supreme court’s Third branch, which imposed the suspension.
Nestler, a graduate of Western New England faculty of legislations whose company is titled Nestler & Gibson, was represented via Rensselaer legal professional Scott W. Bush. Nestler argued that he turned into cooperative and will not be suspended. However appellate justices talked about Nestler, despite repeated requests, offered the criticism committee only one of 4 gadgets it requested when you consider that November.
The choice observed the complaint committee had demanded to look “definite bank statements over a 17-month duration that (Nestler) is required to retain.” It noted despite Nestler’s obvious acknowledgement that he had all but two of the requested bank statements, none have been supplied to the grievance committee. It mentioned Nestler additionally has no longer provided two other items of information sought via the complaint committee.
Presiding Justice Elizabeth Garry and Justices Sharon Aarons, Stanley Pritzker, Molly Reynolds Fitzgerald and John Colangelo imposed Nestler’s indefinite suspension “pending his full cooperation and compliance with the investigation,” together with the entire requested files.
The justices reminded Nestler he has an affirmative duty to respond or appear for further investigatory or disciplinary complaints earlier than the committee inside six months – and that failing to do so may lead to his disbarment.
Nestler, among other instances, handled the attraction for Nicholas Eugene Pryor, who became convicted of the Nov. 8, 1997, murder of twenty-two-yr-ancient Sage faculty nursing student Jenna Grieshaber, whose case inspired “Jenna’s legislations,” which eradicated parole for first-time violent offenders.