The New York Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it is suspending Rudy Giuliani’s law license after concluding he made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” to courts, lawmakers and the public while representing former President Trump and his campaign in their failed effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
In a 33-page decision, the court said the seriousness of Giuliani’s “uncontroverted misconduct can not be overstated.”
The court determined that the former personal attorney for former President Trump should have his license suspended while a disciplinary action continues to be considered.
In its suspension order, the court noted that “interim suspension is a serious remedy, available only in situations where it is immediately necessary to protect the public from” an attorney’s violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
“We conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020,” the order said.
The court also said Giuliani’s “false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client.”
“We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee.”