Report: #1067036

Complaint Review: David Bamberger NY Attorney

  • Submitted: Mon, July 15, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, July 15, 2013
  • Reported By: anomymous — New York New York
  • David Bamberger NY Attorney
    317 Madison Avenue
    New York, New York

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 I was sitting in New York State Supreme Court, Room 130, in New York City this morning when I was handed a letter regrading attorney David E. Bamberger of Brickman Leonard & Bamberger, 317 Madison Avenue, New York City unethically contacting a represented party. It appears that after contacting that represented party multiple times and being told that a complaint was going to be lodged against him for doing so, he had the temerity to contact the represented party for a fifth time. The letter requested that I lodge a complaint with the Departmental Disciplinary Committee pursuant to my attorney obligation when knowledgeable with such information. I am so outraged at this that I am going one better by posting this report so that the entire world will know about David E. Bamberger's unethical conduct.

It appears that David E. Bamberger seems not to care about the ethical rules to which he is bound as a licensed attorney. He apparently flaunts them at will. I hope that he is censured or suspended for such conduct.

His cleint, Harriet Lembeck, operates a wine school on East 29th Street whre she has been flaunting the liquor laws for more than thirty years by serving wine without a liquor license. Although she has been informed that she is going to be subject to arrest and incarceration if she continues to do so, she refuses to say if she is going to relocate her school to a licensed premises and obey the law.

Harriet is the author of the "Grossman's Cyclopedia, The Concise Guide To Wines Beers and Spirits" that does not have a word of beer in it. Amazing! Last December, she submitted a manuscript for "The Smart Guide To Deciphering A Wine Label" that is not being published as it is considered as the worst wine book ever written by its editor which is no wonder as she failed the prestigious Master of Wine examination and gave up trying to pass it.

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Prior to his death in 09/2016, the author of this "report," Philip Seldon, stipulated in Court it was false and defamatory.

AUTHOR: David - (United States)

I am a litigator, Harvard JD, Class of 1982.  In 35+ years of practice (through 11/2017), I have a completely unblemished ethical record.

In 2014, I began to represent a noted wine writer, Hariet Lemeck, in multiple lawsuits filed against her by another noted wine writer, Philip Seldon.  Philip brought a total of four lawsuits against Harriet.  I obtained dismissals of each of them, mostly by winning motions to dismiss in Court.  Philip's MO was to try to extract a cash settlement from me, then, when I rejected his demands, file an anonymous report on me on as "punishment."  This is one of the reports Philip filed on me.  There are numerous others, all written and posted by Seldon.

There is no effective, or at least cost-effective, way to eliminate these reports.  I sued Philip for libel in 2014 and 2015.  In a stipulated order entered 02/25/2016, Philip admitted each of  reports was false and defamatiory.  Bamberger v. Seldon, Sup. Ct. State of New York, New York County Index No. 156504/2014 (NYSCEF Doc. No. 120), so ordered by Justice Bannon.  If you wish a copy of the Stipulated Order containing 23 itemized and conceded libels, please contact me at

Harriet knew Philip for more than 40 years prior to 2014.  Harriet got her start in wine writing thanks to Philip.  Years later, they were in major NYC wine societies together etc.  I am proud that Harriet never paid Philip one red cent to settle any of the frivolous cases he filed against her.  I can't say I am especially proud to have my good name dragged through the mud like this, but such is the "price" of being a litgator in a big city.  It's not all glory, that's for sure, and sometimes the nuts are going to get you.  During his colorful lifetime, Philip brought I believe more than 110 lawsuits in New York alone.  He brought countless other lawsuits in other cities, a "vexatious litigator" to be sure, and adjudged to be one, most recently by Justice Paul Wooten, in a decision affirmed by the Appellate Division, First Department.  Seldon v. Lewis Brisbois, 116 A.D. 3d 490 (2014) ("Further, given plaintiff's history of vexatious litigation, the court properly required [Seldon] to obtain court approval before filing or serving any litigation papers in this matter against defendants and their privies").        

In the week prior to his passing, I drove up to see Philip on his deathbed.  We "reconciled," even had a laugh or two.  What a character!  Sorry to have subjected you to this, but now you know the story behind these multiple, weird, "rip-off reports" on me.  David E. Bamberger

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 Search for More Complaints about David Bamberger attorney July 28th Deceit, Dishonesty, Misrepresentation, Deception, Pure Evil Many more to come

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