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21 years practicing exclusively in the area of professional ethics and grievance defense.  Author, law school professor, CLE instructor. 


Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 100%
    28 years

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    I endorse this lawyer. Chris is the best Ethics lawyer in the State of New York. He has the most experience and this is what he specializes in. He has helped me and he always returns his calls promptly and gives you great advice. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants the best in the business.


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McDonough and McDonough

401 Franklin Avenue.
Suite 210
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 198807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMcDonough & McDonough, LLP2002 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorTouro Law Center1996 - 2000
Law AssistantSupreme Court Of Nassau County1989 - 1989
Assistant CounselGrievance Committee Tenth Judicial District1988 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nassau County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of LawFormer Executive Committee Member1999 - 2002
Nassau County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee1999 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
New York Women's Bar Association JournalRegular Column on Ethics2006
New York Law JournalLegal Fees: Value Billing and the Reasonableness Requirement2003
Morality and the LawProsecutorial Misconduct2002
Hofstra Law ReviewNeil T. Shayne Memorial Lecture2000
Touro Law ReviewRegulating Attorney Conduct:1995
New York Law JournalFee Agreements, Security and Collection1993
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Johnson State CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Critical Ethics SeriesNew Rules for Disciplinary Matters2016
Critical Ethics SeriesConflicts2016
Critical Ethical Consideration SeriesClient Retention Guidelines2016
Critical Ethical Consideration SeriesAttorney Grievances. The Process and the Reality2016
Critical Ethical Consideration SeriesEthics in the Courtroom2016
Young Lawyer’s MeetingPrivilege of Practicing Law2015
St. John’s University School of LawSelected Topics in Professional Responsibility2014
New York State Bar AssociationIntroductory Lessons on Ethics and Civility2014
New York State Bar AssociationCivility and Professionalism2013
New York State Bar AssociationHandling Tough Issues in a Personal Injury Case2012
New York State Bar Association, Annual MeetingRepresenting Impaired Lawyers2011
Nassau Academy of LawChoices in Todays Legal Enviroment2011
New York State Bar AssociationCollection and Enforcement of Money Judgments2010
New York State Bar AssociationHandling Tough Issues in a Personal Injury Case.2009
Nassau County Bar AssociationCivility And Ethics in Civil Litigation2009
Nassau Academy of LawRepresenting and Assisting the Impaired Attorney2009
Hofstra University School of LawLawyer's Ethics2008
Nassau Academy of LawPreparing for the Unexpected2007
Touro Law SchoolEthical Guidelines for Lawyers.2000
Critical Ethical Consideration SeriesClient Retention GuidelinesN/A
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