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Jeremy S. Garber

Departmental Disciplinary Committee
Special Trial Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Jeremy S. Garber is Special Trial Counsel at the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department, where he has been a staff attorney since 1990.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1975, his Master’s in Middle Eastern Languages from Columbia University in 1981 and his law degree in May, 1985 from the University of Michigan. Thereafter, he worked for two years in the corporate department of Schulte, Roth & Zabel and two years in the legal department of the American Jewish Congress.

Mr. Garber was the Committee’s staff attorney in disciplinary cases involving a range of attorney misconduct or infirmity: Matter of Kavanagh, 189 AD2d 521 (1st Dept 1993)(ethnic slurs against opposing counsel in civil litigation);  Matter of Colp, 185 AD2d 43 (1st Dept 1993)(real estate attorney suffering from paranoid delusions); Matter of Freedman, 208 AD2d 325(1st Dept 1995) (large scale neglect and deceit in immigration practice);  Matter of Wong, 275 AD2d 1 (1st Dept 2000)(sexual abuse of minor by law student prior to his admission to the Bar); Matter of Weinstein, 4 AD3d 29 (1st Dept 2004)(deceit and double billing in guardianship proceedings); Matter of Boter, 46 AD3d 1 (1st Dept 2007)(personal injury lawyer paying non-lawyers for client referrals, settling cases without clients’ consent, forging and falsely notarizing client signatures);  Matter of Larsen, 50 AD3d 41 (1st Dept 2008)(matrimonial attorney engaging in conflicts of interest and gross over billing); Matter of Shearer, 94 AD3d 128 (1st Dept 2012) (medical malpractice attorney deceitfully attempting to breach his legal fee agreement with co-counsel.); Matter of Meyers, 108 AD3d 158 (1st Dept 2013)(immigration attorney neglecting clients’ cases and then deceptively providing them with false USCIS filing and receipt numbers from unrelated cases.); Matter of Teichberg, 121 AD3d 319 (1st Dept 2014) (collection attorney, who is discharged by his creditor client, continuing to collect from the debtor and misappropriating the funds as claimed legal fees.)

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