IN RE: STUART FRIES PIERSON

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

IN RE: STUART FRIES PIERSON, an Attorney.

Decided: July 01, 2021

Before:  Garry, P.J., Clark, Aarons, Pritzker and Colangelo, JJ. Stuart Fries Pierson, Washington, DC, 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. 1901388)

Calendar Date:  June 28, 2021

Stuart Fries Pierson was admitted to practice by this Court in 1984 and lists a business address in Washington, DC with the Office of Court Administration.  Pierson 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 Pierson's application.

Upon reading Pierson's affidavit sworn to May 12, 2021 and filed May 17, 2021, and upon reading the June 21, 2021 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Pierson is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.

Garry, P.J., Clark, Aarons, Pritzker and Colangelo, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Stuart Fries Pierson's application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted;  and it is further

ORDERED that Stuart Fries Pierson'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 Stuart Fries Pierson 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 Pierson 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 Stuart Fries Pierson 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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