Dominic Barbara Retires In Wake of Suspension (High Profile Long Island Attorney)

Fresh on the heals of being hit with an 18-month suspension from practicing law, high profile lawyer Dominic Barbara has decided to retire according to the New York Law Journal.

The suspension came after 20 prior sanctions from 1988 to 2009, with the Appellate Division citing the “avalanche of Grievance Committee sanctions” as a motivating factor. Barbara, who primarily did matrimonial and criminal law, was also involved in a high profile personal injury matter last year regarding the death of eight people on the Taconic Parkway from a drunk and stoned driver going the wrong way.

His notoriety stems from handling high profile clients such as Joey Buttafuco and Jessica Hahn, and frequent call-in appearances to the Howard Stern show.

The Law Journal quotes Barbara as saying,

“The Appellate Division has a very difficult job to do ruling on what the findings of the grievance committee are and I’m sure what they did, they felt was right…I’ve been a lawyer for 40 years, and am 65 years old, and it’s just a sad way to end my career. But, on the other hand, life goes on.”

Previously:  Dominic Barbara, High Profile NY Attorney, Suspended for 18 months


13 Responses Leave a comment

  • Johnny 2011.3.15 at 14:15 | Quote

    I’m now retired! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! I’m retired!

  • Andy 2011.3.15 at 16:09 | Quote

    Babba Booey to you all.

  • chuck sweeney 2011.3.15 at 18:13 | Quote

    may day may day!!!!!!!! i’m on fire!!!!!!

  • Eric Turkewitz 2011.3.15 at 18:30 | Quote

    OK, I’m guessing that one of Howard’s minions dropped a link in here from someplace at his site.

    may day may day!!!!!!!! i’m on fire!!!!!!

    Call it a lucky guess.

  • Judge Parker 2011.3.15 at 19:14 | Quote

    I cannot begin to say how sickened I am by the spelling and grammatical errors in this story.

  • Eric Turkewitz 2011.3.15 at 19:19 | Quote

    I cannot begin to say how sickened I am by the spelling and grammatical errors in this story.

    It’s a blog. Deal with it.

  • Judge Parker 2011.3.15 at 19:26 | Quote

    Every computer has spell check. Deal with that.

  • Howard Stern 2011.3.15 at 19:46 | Quote

    @Judge Parker – Drouid X’s don’t

  • Lee 2011.3.16 at 14:52 | Quote

    Does anyone who listens to the Howard Stern Show think that this fame wh*re could possibly be a good attorney?

  • Eric Turkewitz 2011.3.16 at 20:20 | Quote

    Due to a link from, I’ve seen quite a few new visitors, many of whom left (or tried to leave) comments. Some of them were rather colorful. If they were really colorful, you might not have been published.

    So this is a good spot to describe the comments policy, which may differ from some other forums.

    I don’t allow gratuitous foul language or personal attacks, and the comment should be related to the actual post. That’s the way it’s been for four years. I know that others handle their comment areas differently, but this is, first and foremost, a law blog. It may be a modest little joint, but it’s mine, and I get to make the rules (and break the rules, if I decide to do so).

    So if your comment didn’t appear, that is likely the reason.

  • Dratsablive 2011.4.23 at 18:40 | Quote

    Mayday Mayday My career is going down in flames!

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