Richard M. Maltz is counsel to Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group. With more than 27 years of experience in the professional responsibility field, he is one of New York State’s leading practitioners in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility, representing law graduates seeking admission, lawyers and law firms in a wide variety of disciplinary matters, litigation, fee disputes and law firm disputes. He was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top attorneys in his field. He has also been named as a Super Lawyer as noted in the New York Times Magazine.
Mr. Maltz served two years as First Deputy Chief Counsel (1998-2000) and nine years as Deputy Chief Counsel (1989-1998) for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Maltz handled both criminal and civil litigation.
Currently, Mr. Maltz is a member of the New York State Bar Committee on Professional Discipline and the New York City Bar Professional Responsibility Committee. He was creator and Chair of the New York State Trial Lawyer’s Ethics Committee.
Mr. Maltz is a former Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar (2002-2005) and former Chair and then Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association. He served as a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Ethics Institute and was appointed to the New York State Bar Advertising Task Force. He was also former Chair of the Briarcliff Manor Ethics Board, as well as a former Referee for the Judicial Conduct Commission.
Mr. Maltz was certified to teach an ethics CLE course by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board and he lectures often on disciplinary and ethical issues for New York State, City, and County Bar associations and for private law firms. He has taught professional responsibility at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of