Civil Service job disqualification appeal process

Welcome to the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin. Kevin Sheerin is an attorney certified to practice in the State of New York, with years of experience in the Courts of the five boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau and Suffolk County. Our law offices provide legal representation in:
  • New York City Civil Service Commission cases, NYPD disqualification, FDNY disqualification, NYC Corrections Disqualification
  • New York State Civil Service Commission cases
  • Office Of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH)
  • Discipline FDNY, NYPD, HHC, NYC Department of Education
  • Disqualification from NYPD, Nassau, Suffolk County Police Departments
  • Employment hearings including Step hearings for clients facing discipline or dismissal
  • Article 78 appeals
  • Pistol License Disqualifications or Revocations and Pistol License Hearings
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    While serving as a Lieutenant in the NYPD Kevin P. Sheerin worked in the Legal Bureau handling cases involving Civil Service Law issues like yours. His experience with Civil Service Law issues and understanding the problems faced by employees adds invaluable insight to the successful resolution of your situation.

    Kevin P. Sheerin also represented insurance defense companies in his earlier legal career. Understanding how insurance companies handle claims makes him uniquely qualified to handle your Personal Injury claim. Knowing the procedures and policies of insurers and how they will treat your injury claim is important in obtaining your maximum benefit for you to receive full compensation. Knowing the most efficient strategy to get you the best results makes our law office the one to choose for your personal injury or accident claim. Mr. Sheerin has successfully tried cases throughout New York City and Long Island. He and his staff will work for a successful outcome to your case.

    Appealing a Character Disqualification from the NYPD

    Frequently I get calls in my office inquiring about what would disqualifiy a candidate from the NYPD. The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is the personnel office for New York City and they make the rules for applicants for NYC positions. On the DCAS website they list the following list concerning factors that may disqualify a candidate from the NYPD:

    The following are factors which would ordinarily be cause for disqualification:

    Conviction of an offense which indicates lack of good moral character or disposition towards violence or disorder, or which is punishable by one or more years imprisonment.

    Repeated convictions of an offense which indicate disrespect for the law.

    Discharge from employment as a result of poor behavior or inability to adjust to discipline.

    *Dishonorable discharge from the United States Military.

    Conviction of an offense for Domestic Violence Misdemeanors.

    *A Felony conviction.

    Statutory Disqualification (disqualified by law)

    The DCAS website overview of the NYPD application process can be accessed by clicking on the following link: A candidate that receives a disqualification from the NYPD other law enforcement or civil service positions can contact my office to see if an appeal would be appropriate:

    As your lawyer, Kevin Sheerin is committed to providing thorough expert legal assistance throughout your case. If you need a New York City, Nassau County, or Suffolk County attorney, please call for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. This consultation is completely free, and there is no obligation to retain our services.

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    Kevin P. Sheerin is a retired attorney with the NYPD Legal Bureau and understands the Civil Service Law. He is now an experienced private attorney who understands the challenges you face in the difficulties you may have in your court case.


    Article 78

    Kevin P. Sheerin has settled and litigated various Article 78 appeals from a denial of government issued license to a wrongful discharge from a Government job. If you believe you have been wronged by a government agency, contact the Law Firm of Kevin P. Sheerin.


    Civil Service Employee Discipline Defense

    New York Civil Servants have varying degrees of protections. When an employer wants to punish a permanent Civil Servant for misconduct or incompetence, the employee may have the right to challenge the allegations by requesting a Section 75 Proceeding.

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    ‎I could not have won my FDNY medical disqualification appeal without the help of Kevin and his staff. They worked with me very closely, really took the time to learn the details of my case and were able to get the appeal on the desks of the real decision makers. Mr. Sheerin and his staff were professional, competent, reliable and genuinely interested in achieving the best results for me.
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