Sunday, December 21, 2008

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog and others take a look at Derrick Gillenwater v. Jeffrey Denner legal malpractice case.

You can't keep hiding a case like this:

Andrew Lavoot Bluestone Malpractice blog.

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone is an attorney located in Manhattan, New York, concentrating in Legal Malpractice Litigation. He is the author of the New York Attorney Malpractice Blog, and an Outside Counsel Columnist in the New York Law Journal, concentrating in legal malpractice issues.

Andrew graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law, and served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, Kings County from 1978-1984. After rising to the post of Senior Trial Assistant District Attorney, he entered private practice, and concentrated in complex medical malpractice and catastrophic injury litigation, on both the plaintiff’s and defense side.

For several years now, he has written about Legal Malpractice for the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Defense Association of New York, the Practicing Law Institute, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and He has lectured for PLI, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and

Mr. Bluestone is the recipient of the 2006 Hewlett Packard Legal Technology Innovation Award. His award winning New York Attorney Malpractice Blog can be found at

His AVVO ranking is “superb.”

Attorney Bluestone might find it interesting that the Court is not allowing Derrick Gillenwater to file a Motion to Compel regarding the inactions of Attorney Denner and a supervised attorney Richard D. Abbott, in Oscar Atehortua's trafficking case. Abbott was suspended on this his second time of neglect toward a client, and Denner is charged with the duty of knowing about the first time as Abbott rented space from Denner. In Re Abbott. Between the two of them they failed to file an appeal for a guy who sat and rotted away in jail even though there were two different men with his name at his apartment. Time expired, and who knows what happened to Mr. Atehortua, perhaps he died in jail.

Read what I wrote to Attorney Bluestone in the comments section of this post.

1 comment:

opencourts said...

The worst part of this is that the Judges are not allowing Mr. Gillenwater to file any motions with the Court. He can't file a Motion to Compel. He can't file a Motion for Summary Judgment. He can't file a dispute against the lien placed by the lawyers that he fired.


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