A Westchester attorney who pleaded guilty to weapon possession after police discovered his cache of firearms has been disbarred by a Brooklyn appellate court.
Randall Cutler of Bronxville was staying at his parents’ home, which lost electricity after Hurricane Sandy, when he became involved in a dispute with his brother and sister-in-law over the use of a generator. In the course of the Nov. 1, 2012 argument, Cutler pointed a firearm at his brother. When police were called to the scene on reports of a domestic dispute, they found five firearms, including an AK-47 and an Intratec 9 MM Luger (NYLJ, Nov. 14, 2012).
Cutler pleaded guilty in October 2013 in Westchester County Supreme Court to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D violent felony. He was sentenced in January to time served and five years probation.
In light of the felony conviction, the Appellate Division, Second Department, disbarred Cutler on Wednesday. Cutler, a graduate of St. Johns University School of Law and admitted to the bar in 1995, counted high-profile hip hop artists like Eminem and 50 Cent as some of his clients. Cutler did not submit papers in response to the disciplinary proceedings.
Justices William Mastro (See Profile), Reinaldo Rivera (See Profile), Peter Skelos (See Profile), Mark Dillon (See Profile) and Robert Miller (See Profile) decided Matter of Cutler, 2013-10788. The decision is on page 6 of the print edition.
Glenn Simpson appeared for the grievance committee.