Sarah Jo Hamilton was a founding partner in the firm SCALISE & HAMILTON LLP in Scarsdale, New York from 2007 until 2019. She is currently of counsel to SCALISE & HAMILTON, PC. The firm continues to focus its practice on the representation of lawyers, law firms, judges, and accountants in professional responsibility and ethics matters. Before entering private practice in 2007, Ms. Hamilton served as Secretary to the Committee on Character and Fitness and First Deputy Chief Counsel to the Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department.
Ms. Hamilton received a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University Law School and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.
Ms. Hamilton served on the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline which issued its Report and Recommendations in 2015. Ms. Hamilton is also actively involved in several bar associations; New York State Bar Association, where she is the former Chair of the Committee on Professional Discipline; New York City Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association where she is Director of the NYCLA Ethics Institute, a member of the Ethics Committee and he Public Policy & Action Committee; Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York; and the Sullivan County Bar Associations.
Ms. Hamilton has coordinated and/or lectured in Continuing Legal Education programs for the Appellate Division, First Department; the New York County Lawyers Association; the New York State Bar Association; the New York City Bar Association, Womens’ Bar Association, LawLine, the Practicing Lawyers Institute and Bloomberg. She contributed a chapter to Oxford University Press’s The New York Rules of Professional Conduct: Opinions, Commentary, and Case Law, a treatise discussing ethical conduct. She has also lectured at many of the New York are law schools including Fordham and Columbia Universities.
- Super Lawyers 2016-2020
- New York Metro Super Lawyers (2020)
- Best Lawyer listed
- Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed