Hal Lieberman

Hal Lieberman

Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
  • Massachusetts 1977, New York 1971
Review This Lawyer
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Biography

Hal Lieberman is the co-author of NEW YORK ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE DEFENSE and the former Principal Trial Attorney and Chief Counsel for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee in New York’s First Department. During the past 17 years, he has defended hundreds of lawyers and law firms before disciplinary and grievance committees in connection with lawyer discipline complaints, formal disciplinary prosecutions, reciprocal discipline proceedings, post-conviction disciplinary proceedings, reinstatements, and matters related to bar admissions before the several New York character and fitness committees. Mr. Lieberman is a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal on the subject of Professional Discipline. In addition to attorney discipline defense, Mr. Lieberman has been a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School teaching legal ethics, has lectured widely, and published numerous articles on the subjects of legal ethics and professional discipline. He has testified as an expert in legal ethics in approximately 45 civil and criminal adjudications since 1998, including, among others, disqualification motions, legal malpractice cases, partnership disputes, fee disputes, and numerous issues involving interpretation and application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Mr. Lieberman joined Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP in 2014. He is the past partner-in-charge of the New York office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, and was the subject of an exclusive interview in the March 23, 2011 issue of the New York Law Journal. The article, “Q&A with Hal R. Lieberman,” focused on Mr. Lieberman’s long and unique experience handling New York attorney disciplinary cases and legal ethics matters more generally, and his views on the state of New York’s lawyer discipline system from the perspective of a former Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee.

Additional Practice Areas
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Attorney Discipline Defense
  • Legal Ethics Expert Opinions
  • Reinstatement Proceedings
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts 1977
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
New York 1971
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit 1980
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit 1975
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts 1979
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 1975
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York 2000
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 1975
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Professional Experience
Partner
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
- Current
Managing Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
-
Counsel to the Firm
Beldock Levine & Hoffman, LLP
-
Chief Counsel
Departmental Disciplinary Committee, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Judicial Department
-
Education
Harvard Law School
J.D
“Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review, ” 1966, 1967
Placeholder image for education.
University of Chicago
A.B., cum laude
Placeholder image for education.
Awards
AV® Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyer, Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Best Lawyers in America
Professional Associations
New York City Bar Association
Committee on Professional Judicial Ethics
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New York State Bar Association
Committee on Professional Discipline (1989-Present)
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New York State Bar  # 1327329
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Publication
NEW YORK ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE
New York Law Journal Books / ALM
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
600 Fifth Avenue, 10th Fl
New York, NY 10020
Telephone: (212) 762-5000
Fax: (212) 763-5001
Toggle tool

There are no recently viewed profiles.

There are no saved profiles.

There are no profiles to compare.