Richard M. Maltz, Esq.
Richard M. Maltz is counsel to our Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group and he has more
than 23 years of experience in the professional responsibility field. He represents lawyers in disciplinary
matters and lawyers and law firms in partnership disputes. He also handles litigation involving
professional responsibility issues, fee disputes, law firm disputes, disqualification, sanctions, and
problems in the admission process for law graduates. He was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in
America as one of the top attorneys in his field.
Mr. Maltz served two years as First Deputy Chief Counsel (1998-2000) and nine years as Deputy Chief
Counsel (1989-1998) for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division, First
Judicial Department. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Maltz handled both criminal and civil litigation.
Currently, Mr. Maltz is a member of the New York State Bar Committee on Professional Discipline and
the New York City Bar Professional Responsibility Committee. He was creator and Chair of the New York
State Trial Lawyer’s Ethics Committee.
Mr. Maltz is a former Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar
(2002-2005) and former Chair and then Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Westchester County
Bar Association. He served as a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Ethics Institute and was
appointed to the New York State Bar Advertising Task Force. He was also former Chair of the Briarcliff
Manor Ethics Board, as well as a former Referee for the Judicial Conduct Commission.
Mr. Maltz has been certified to teach an ethics CLE course by the New York State Continuing Legal
Education Board and he lectures often on disciplinary and ethical issues for New York State, City, and
County Bar associations and for private law firms. He has taught professional responsibility at Benjamin
N. Cardozo School of Law, and has published articles in the New York Law Journal, New York State Bar
Journal, and Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He has also acted as an ethics expert.
Richard E. Mischel, Esq.
Richard E. Mischel served as Deputy Chief of the Appeals Bureau of the Kings County District Attorney's Office. He also served as Principal Law Secretary to the Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department of the State of New York. He has filed briefs and appeared in the U.S. Supreme Court; federal courts of appeals, First, Second, and Third Circuits; and New York and New Jersey appellate courts.
Tyler Maulsby, Esq.
Tyler Maulsby is an associate in the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Litigation Groups of Frankfurt Kurnit.
His practice focuses on counseling and litigation matters in areas including: commercial disputes, legal malpractice, criminal defense, conflicts of interest, lateral transitions, disqualification motions, unauthorized practice of law, and professional discipline.
Mr. Maulsby currently serves as Secretary of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York City Bar Association and is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Legal Ethics Reporter.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Mr. Maulsby was a criminal defense attorney at The Bronx Defenders, a holistic public defender office in the South Bronx. While at The Bronx Defenders, Mr. Maulsby acted as lead counsel in numerous hearings, jury and bench trials.
He is admitted to practice in New York state courts and federal courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.