Prominent M&A partner Frank Aquila deleted his Twitter account after telling White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders she should "Rot in Hell You B!tch" for defending Sen. Lindsey Graham amid the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Apologizes for 'Rot in Hell' Tweet After Kavanaugh Hearings
Manhattan attorney Aaron Schlossberg's rant against employees speaking Spanish at a Mexican restaurant provoked a firestorm on social media.

Backlash Mounts Against Attorney Whose Racist Rant Went Viral
Another viral video captured a second New York City lawyer who directed racially charged comments at bystanders.

Lawyer Identified as Attacker in New York Subway Incident
"Egregious and outrageous" conduct by ex-Mintz Levin associate Anthony Jacob Zappin during his pro se legal war with his former wife, also an attorney, led to his disbarment.

Manhattan Lawyer Disbarred for 'Unbridled' Conduct During Divorce, Custody Battle
New York's high court unanimously said that Civil Court Judge Terrence O'Connor's "intemperate" and "inappropriate" behavior in the courtroom were bad enough, but his decision to not cooperate with an investigation into his actions also contributed to his removal from the bench.

Queens Judge Accused of In-Court 'Belligerence' Is Removed by NY Court of Appeals


Tara Lenich, who admitted to forging judicial orders to run illegal wiretaps on a fellow prosecutor and a New York City police detective, was sentenced to one year in prison early in 2018

Ex-Brooklyn Prosecutor Convicted of Illegal Wiretaps Sentenced to Prison Time
Edmund Duffy’s five-decade legal career, during which he rose to prominence as the former head of the China practice at Skadden, officially ended on Feb. 8 when he was automatically disbarred after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Child Porn Conviction Leads to Ex-Skadden Partner's Disbarment
A Suffolk County District Court judge was suspended from the bench after he was arrested and charged with burglary. He was caught with women’s underwear that he allegedly stole from a private residence.

NY Court of Appeals Suspends Suffolk County Judge Accused of Stealing Panties
Evan Greebel, a former partner at Kaye Scholer and Katten Muchin Rosenman, was sent to prison for working with disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to defraud investors.

Ex-Big Law Partner Gets 18 Months in Prison for Stock Fraud Scheme
Keila Ravelo was sentenced to five years for conspiring to defraud her former law firms and client out of $7.8 million using bogus litigation vendors. Prosecutors said the former Hunton & Williams and Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner used the money to fuel a lavish lifestyle.

Ex-Big Law Partner Ravelo Sentenced to 5 Years for Vendor Fraud Scheme


We’ll skip Michael Cohen—if you missed stories about his misdeeds that came to light, you must have slept through this year. But, whether they were disbarred, convicted, or just found guilty in the court of public opinion, these other attorneys and judges spent at least part of 2018 in hot water.