About Us

Chris McDonough, Esq.
Experienced defense attorney for lawyers facing the grievance committees for all New York judical districts or disciplinary proceedings in all New York judicial departments.  Chris has represented hundreds of law students and former lawyers seeking admission or readmission before the Character and Fitness Committees and the Appellate Divisions.

Chris McDonough is admitted to practice in New York (1988) and Colorado (1990).  Juris Doctorate awarded 1988, cum laude.
Assistant Counsel to the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District from 1989 through 2002.

  • Adjunct professor of Legal Ethics.
  • Author of numerous articles, texts, law reviews, etc. on the subject of grievances, disciplinary proceedings and professional ethics.
  • Regular lecturer for bar associations, law firms, bar groups, law school classes, alumni associations, etc.
  • Practice limited to attorney discipline, disciplinary defense, grievance defense, criminal charges, and all aspects of professional ethics and character and fitness matters.

Diana Brusca McDonough, Esq.
It is with pleasure that we announce that Diana Brusca McDonough has joined the firm as Partner.  Admitted in 1983, Diana is a former Assistant District Attorney for Nassau County.  She was an associate and partner in a New York  litigation firm for nineteen years.

Diana distinguished herself as a dynamic litigator, specializing in commercial litigation. Diana will be focusing her efforts on civil litigation effecting lawyers and law fims; including contracts, firm formation and dissolution, etc.  Diana will also handle civil appeals and appeals of disciplinary sanctions.