Richard Supple is the firm's General Counsel and Co-Leader of its Professional Responsibility, Professional Liability and Risk Management Department. A prolific speaker on legal ethics issues, he represents law firms and lawyers in all kinds of professional ethics-related matters, including disciplinary and legal malpractice cases, partnership and fee disputes, internal investigations, and disqualification and sanctions motions. Mr. Supple also has a substantial risk management advising practice and counsels law firms and lawyers with respect to joint-venture transactions, dissolutions, and lending and credit agreements.
As a former prosecutor and defense counsel, Mr. Supple has tried, arbitrated, mediated and acted as an expert in numerous cases in federal and state courts. In addition, he has argued dozens of appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals, and intermediate appellate courts throughout New York.
Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in 2004, Mr. Supple was Principal Trial Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary First Judicial Department, and was a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2004–2016)
Practising Law Institute, Faculty Member
New York City Bar Association, Professional Discipline Committee, Chair (2010–2013)
Honors & Awards
Selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America®" since 2011 for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law