An upstate attorney who pleaded guilty to a theft charge last year has been disbarred by a Brooklyn appellate panel.
Nadine Parkes of Middletown pleaded to third-degree grand larceny, a D felony, in Orange County Court in March 2013. In light of the conviction, the Appellate Division, Second Department on Wednesday disbarred Parkes.
The ruling noted that when Parkes admitted to the crime, she did not dispute a prosecution assertion she stole more than $100,000 from her attorney escrow account. Parkes continues to make monthly restitution payments, according to the disbarment ruling.
Presiding Justice Randall Eng (See Profile) and Justices William Mastro (See Profile), Reinaldo Rivera (See Profile), Peter Skelos (See Profile) and Robert Miller (See Profile) decided Matter of Parkes, 2013-11503.
Parkes, a Pace University School of Law graduate admitted in 2002, represented herself in the disciplinary proceedings and did not oppose the grievance committee’s disbarment motion. Anthony Wynne appeared for the grievance committee.