An attorney who “turned his life around” after falling prey to a debilitating drug addiction has been reinstated to the practice of law by a New York state appeals court.

Four and a half years after completing an intensive court-ordered rehabilitation program, Joel Silberman, 49, operates CHOMP, a successful sandwich shop in Union Square. He also counsels former drug addicts and runs a non-profit that provides job training to high school students.

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