J. Richard Supple
J. Richard Supple, Jr. is the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s New York office. He concentrates in the representation of law firms and lawyers in professional ethics-related matters, including disciplinary and legal malpractice cases, partnership and fee disputes, disqualification and sanctions motions, risk management advising, and internal investigations.
As both a prosecutor and defense counsel, Mr. Supple has tried dozens of disciplinary cases. He has also tried or arbitrated partnership and attorney contract disputes, litigated other professional ethics related matters in state and federal courts, and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals, and intermediate appellate courts.
Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in 2004, Mr. Supple was counsel to a large, international law firm, and before that was Principal Trial Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.
Mr. Supple is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a faculty member of the Practising Law Institute and is the Chair of the New York City Bar’s Professional Discipline Committee. He has also received intensive mediation training from the faculty of the Pepperdine University School of Law’s top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
In 2011 he was included in “The Best Lawyers in America®” in the area of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law.
Mr. Supple has written and lectured widely on professional ethics matters, including at more than 50 CLE programs in the New York area and elsewhere, and is a frequent speaker at Hinshaw’s annual Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference in Chicago.