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J. Richard  Supple, Jr.

J. Richard Supple, Jr.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

New York, NY, USA


J. Richard Supple Jr. is the Partner-in-Charge of the New York office of Hinshaw& Culbertson LLP. He concentrates in the representation of law firms and lawyers in professional ethics-related matters, including disciplinary and legal malpractice cases, partnership and fee disputes, disqualification and sanctions motions, risk management advising and internal investigations.

As a prosecutor and defense counsel, Mr. Supple has tried, arbitrated, drafted expert opinions and litigated numerous disciplinary cases and other ethics- related matters in federal and state courts; argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals, and intermediate appellate courts; and has successfully mediated cases throughout the United States.

Professional Background

Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in 2004, Mr. Supple was Principal Trial Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary First Judicial Department, and was a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society.

Professional Affiliations

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2004–Present)
  • Practising Law Institute, Faculty Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Professional Discipline Committee, Chair (2010–2013)

Honors & Awards

  • Included in "The Best Lawyers in America®" in the area of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law (2011–Present) 

Presentations

Mr. Supple has written and lectured widely on professional ethics matters, including at more than 50 CLE programs in the New York area and elsewhere, and is a frequent speaker at the annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference in Chicago. A sample of Mr. Supple's most recent presentations includes:

  • "Ethics for the Trademark Lawyer," Practising Law Institute, New York, New York, March 2015.
  • "Defenses to Disqualification Motions: What Works and What Doesn't," Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February 2015.
  • "Getting Admitted in the First and Second Departments," New York City Bar Association, New York, New York, October 2014.
  • "Attorney Discipline in New York: Structure, Process & Trends," New York City Bar Association, New York, New York, July 2014.
  • "Playbook' Disqualifications," Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 2014.
  • "Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Lawyer Should Know About Ethics," Practicing Law Institute, New York, New York, December 2013.
  • "Defending Wall Street and Main Street: The Revolving Door and Lawyers as Whistleblowers," New York County Lawyers Association, New York, New York, November 2013.
  • "Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer," Practising Law Institute, New York, New York, January 2013, January 2014 and March 2015.  
  • "Attorney Discipline in New York—Four Different Departments, Four Different Approaches," New York State Bar Association, New York, New York, January 2013.
  • "Ethics in Purchases and Sales of Homes," New York State Bar Association, New York, New York, April 2013 and May 2015.
  • "Ethics and Professionalism: Best Practices for Attorneys," New York City Bar Association, New York, New York, April 2013, April 2014 and May 2015.
  • "The Disciplinary Process—How it Works," New York City Bar Association, New York, New York, July 2013.

Publications

  • "New York Attorney Discipline Practice and Procedure," book co-author, New York Law Journal, 2014.
  • "A Well-Run Law Office: Avoiding Client, Malpractice and Disciplinary Problems," author, ExecSense, Inc., 2012.

Service Areas

Commercial Litigation
Counselors for the Profession®
Lawyers for the Profession®
Litigators for the Profession®

Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1989

  • Posner Award Winner for public interest advocacy

B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University, 1985

Admissions

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Supreme Court

J. Richard Supple, Jr. is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer 2017, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics Rules that Govern Behavior in Negotiation, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics Rules that Govern Behavior in Negotiation, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer 2018, Monday, January 22, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer 2018, Monday, January 22, 2018, New York, NY
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