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Michael A. Gentile

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Practice areas




  • New York, 1972
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1971
  • Brooklyn College of the City of New York, B.A., 1967

Associations & memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Faculty on Professional Responsibility)
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • National Organization of Bar Counsel
  • New York District Attorneys Association

Biographical details & 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, 1984


  • “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’s The Good Lawyer To Do, 2006
  • Basics of Criminal Law Practice, 2007
  • Member, Board of Governors, Daytop Village
  • President, Saint Andrew’s Golf Club



Michael A. Gentile serves clients throughout New York City and the state of New York.