Michael A. Gentile

Attorney in New York, NY
Professional Experience: Chief Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, 1980-1989; Attorney, Private Practice, 1989-1990; Office of the District Attorney, Kings County, New York: Assistant District Attorney, 1971-1975; Assistant District Attorney, Chief of Investigations, 1975-1980; Deputy District Attorney for Operations, 1990-1992; First Deputy District Attorney, 1992-1995. Guest Commentator: Court TV. Featured Speaker, "The Alcoholic Lawyer"; "How to Try a Lawyer Disciplinary Case," Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Participant, New York State Bar Association Symposium on Professional Discipline. Adjunct Professor of Law, Ethics, Fordham Law School. Publications: "Automatic Disbarment: A Convicted Felon's Just Deserts, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Volume 13, Number 3, Spring 1986; "The Rat-Fink Rule: Why Lawyers and the Bar Should Police the Profession," ABA Bar Leader, May-June 1986; "Permissible Limits of Lawyers TV Ads," New York Law Journal, February 25, 1985; "Reporting Misconduct by other Lawyers, New York Law Journal, October 23, 1984; "Lawyers Seem to Know Little About Disciplinary Process," New York Law Journal, January 31, 1983; "Unraveling the Complexity of Automatic Discipline," New York Law Journal, March 14, 1982. Guest Lecturer: Fordham Law School; Albany Law School; Touro Law School, Cardozo Law School; St. John's Law School; Women's Bar Association; Committee on Professional Discipline; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association: Ethical Issues in Matrimonial Cases: What The Good Lawyer To Do, 2006; Basics of Criminal Law Practice, 2007. Member, Board of Governors, Daytop Village. President, Saint Andrew's Golf Club.
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Areas of Law

  • Attorney Discipline
  • Attorney Grievances
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Reinstatement to the Bar
  • Legal Ethics
  • Criminal Law
  • Admission Issues


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1972, New York
1974, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
1979, U.S. Supreme Court

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  • Law School Attended

    Brooklyn Law School
    Class of 1971

    University Attended

    Brooklyn College of the City of New York
    Class of 1967

    Birth Information

    Born in 1945
    Brooklyn, New York, June 11, 1945

    Associations & Memberships

    American Bar Association (Member, Faculty on Professional Responsibility); Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers; National Organization of Bar Counsel; New York State District A... More

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    Michael A. Gentile
    The Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue, 26th Floor,
    New York, NY 10174


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