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Nicholas C. Cooper - New York, NY

305 Broadway7th Floor New York, NY 10007

Updated: 02/18/2024

New York Attorney Discipline-Defense Lawyer


Nicholas C. Cooper practices exclusively within the very narrow areas of law concerning attorney disciplinary matters and legal ethics and professional responsibility...

Nicholas C. Cooper practices exclusively within the very narrow areas of law concerning attorney disciplinary matters and legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Since serving in positions as Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary and Grievance Committees in both the Appellate Divisions 1st and 2nd Departments of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Mr. Cooper has spent nearly 30 years defending lawyers in attorney disciplinary cases and giving expert opinions on issues of ethics and professional responsibility in the practice of law.

Nicholas C. Cooper offers assistance and representation in the following matters:

  • Attorney discipline Representation of lawyers in all aspects of allegations of lawyer professional misconduct ranging from neglect and conflicts to fraud and misrepresentation from the preliminary investigation phase to defense in the prosecution of formal disciplinary proceedings and appeals
  • Reinstatements
    Representation of suspended, disbarred, or resigned attorneys in reinstatement proceedings
  • Admissions
    Representation of individuals seeking admission to the Bar
  • Expert opinions and ethical advice
    Renders expert opinions and advice as well as testimony on matters involving legal ethics and professional responsibility

Mr. Cooper is the author of numerous articles on attorney discipline, ethics and professional responsibility published in the “Outside Counsel” section of the New York Law Journal. He has also appeared as counsel in over 100 reported Appellate Division attorney disciplinary cases .

About Nicholas C. Cooper

Practice Areas

  • Attorney Discipline-Defense 50%
  • Attorney Ethics & Professional Responsibility 25%
  • Reinstatement Proceedings 10%
  • Admission Issues 10%
  • Ethics Opinions 5%


  • 90%

Representative Cases


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1969
  • Pennsylvania, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, January 1, 1970 - Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, January 1, 1980 - Present


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York


Published Works

  • Avoiding Common Grievance Complaints, New York Law Journal
  • Invoking the Fifth Amendment Privilege in an Attorney Disciplinary Proceeding, New York Law Journal
  • Answering the Grievance Complaint, New York Law Journal
  • Resist the Temptation to Tap the Escrow Account, New York Law Journal
  • Lawyer Discipline in the First and Second Departments: A Primer, New York Law Journal
  • Seeking Reinstatement: The Right to a Due Process Hearing, New York Law Journal

Office Information


305 Broadway7th Floor New York, NY 10007


  • 212-323-7490

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