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New York’s Most Obnoxious Lawyer


— April 23, 2007

Kenneth Heller

With so many jerks working as attorneys in New York City, you’d think there would be no way to determine who’s the single biggest pain in the ass. You could be wrong. The winner (or loser) is arguably Kenneth Heller.

You can’t count the number of crooks, shysters, or idiots among the city’s 74,000 lawyers. But Kenny Heller was disbarred for simply being obnoxious. After 50 years of heaping abuse on everyone within earshot and hurling accusations of conspiracies, “favoritism,” and “cronyism” at countless judges and lawyers, the 77-year-old Heller has earned this distinction: No other lawyer in the city but Heller, according to records of his disciplinary hearing, has been ousted for “obstructive and offensive behavior which did not involve fraud or deception.”

Heller was disbarred for basically “being an asshole,” as one adversary puts it. And in their profession, the rival adds, “that takes some doing.”

But even though he lost his law license nearly three years ago, Heller continues to wreak havoc on the judiciary.

Details here from Sean Gardiner of the Village Voice.


Kenneth Heller

With so many jerks working as attorneys in New York City, you’d think there would be no way to determine who’s the single biggest pain in the ass. You could be wrong. The winner (or loser) is arguably Kenneth Heller.

You can’t count the number of crooks, shysters, or idiots among the city’s 74,000 lawyers. But Kenny Heller was disbarred for simply being obnoxious. After 50 years of heaping abuse on everyone within earshot and hurling accusations of conspiracies, “favoritism,” and “cronyism” at countless judges and lawyers, the 77-year-old Heller has earned this distinction: No other lawyer in the city but Heller, according to records of his disciplinary hearing, has been ousted for “obstructive and offensive behavior which did not involve fraud or deception.”

Heller was disbarred for basically “being an asshole,” as one adversary puts it. And in their profession, the rival adds, “that takes some doing.”

But even though he lost his law license nearly three years ago, Heller continues to wreak havoc on the judiciary.

Details here from Sean Gardiner of the Village Voice.

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