IN RE: BRETT LEE HAMILTON

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

IN RE: BRETT LEE HAMILTON, an Attorney.

Decided: June 10, 2021

Before:  Garry, P.J., Lynch, Aarons, Pritzker and Reynolds Fitzgerald, JJ. Brett Lee Hamilton, Houston, Texas, pro se. Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON MOTION

(Attorney Registration No. 2160141)

Calendar Date:  June 1, 2021

Brett Lee Hamilton was admitted to practice by this Court in 1987 and lists a business address in Houston, Texas with the Office of Court Administration.  Hamilton now seeks leave to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons (see Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22[a] ).  The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (hereinafter AGC) advises that it does not oppose Hamilton's application.

Upon reading Hamilton's affidavit sworn to April 14, 2021 and filed April 19, 2021, and upon reading the May 25, 2021 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Hamilton is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.

Garry, P.J., Lynch, Aarons, Pritzker and Reynolds Fitzgerald, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Brett Lee Hamilton's application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted;  and it is further

ORDERED that Brett Lee Hamilton's name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court (see generally Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22[b] );  and it is further

ORDERED that Brett Lee Hamilton is commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form in the State of New York, either as principal or as agent, clerk or employee of another;  and Hamilton is hereby forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission or other public authority, or to give to another an opinion as to the law or its application, or any advice in relation thereto, or to hold himself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law in this State;  and it is further

ORDERED that Brett Lee Hamilton shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him.

Per Curiam.

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