N.Y. Judiciary Law Section 475-A
Notice of lien


If prior to the commencement of an action, arbitration, mediation or a form of alternative dispute resolution, or a special or other proceeding, an attorney serves a notice of lien upon the person or persons against whom his or her client has or may have a claim or cause of action, the attorney has a lien upon the claim or cause of action from the time such notice is given, which attaches to a verdict, report, determination, decision, award, settlement or final order in his or her client’s favor of any court, arbitral tribunal or of any state, municipal or federal department, except a department of labor, and to any money or property which may be recovered on account of such claim or cause of action in whatever hands they may come; and the lien cannot be affected by any settlement between the parties after such notice of lien is given. The notice shall, (1) be served by either personal service or registered mail;

(2)

be in writing;

(3)

state that the relationship of attorney and client has been established, the nature of the claim or cause of action, and that the attorney claims a lien on such claim or cause of action;

(4)

be signed by the client, or by a person on his or her behalf whose relationship is shown, and which signature shall also be witnessed by a disinterested person whose address shall also be given; and

(5)

be signed by the attorney. A lien obtained under this section shall otherwise have the same effect and be enforced in the same manner as a lien obtained under section four hundred seventy-five of this article.

Source: Section 475-A — Notice of lien, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/JUD/475-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

460
Examination and admission of attorneys
460‑B
Applications for special arrangements
461
Compensation of state board of law examiners
462
Annual account by state board of law examiners
463
Times and places of examinations
464
Certification by state board of successful candidates
465
Fee for examinations and for credential review for admission on motion
466
Attorney’s oath of office
467
Registration of attorneys
468
Official registration of attorneys to be kept by the chief administrator of the courts
468‑A
Biennial registration of attorneys
468‑B
Clients’ security fund of the state of New York
469
Continuance where attorney is member of legislature
470
Attorneys having offices in this state may reside in adjoining state
471
Attorney who is judge’s partner or clerk prohibited from practicing before him or in his court
472
Attorney who is surrogate’s parent or child prohibited from practicing berfore him
473
Constables, coroners, criers and attendants prohibited from practicing during term of office
474
Compensation of attorney or counsellor
474‑A
Contingent fees for attorneys in claims or actions for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice
474‑B
Attorney retainer statements
475
Attorney’s lien in action, special or other proceeding
475‑A
Notice of lien
476
Action against attorney for lending his name in suits and against person using name
476‑A
Action for unlawful practice of the law
476‑B
Injunction to restrain defendant from unlawful practice of the law
476‑C
Investigation by the attorney-general
477
Settlement of actions for personal injury
478
Practicing or appearing as attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered
479
Soliciting business on behalf of an attorney
480
Entering hospital to negotiate settlement or obtain release or statement
481
Aiding, assisting or abetting the solicitation of persons or the procurement of a retainer for or on behalf of an attorney
482
Employment by attorney of person to aid, assist or abet in the solicitation of business or the procurement through solicitation of a reta...
483
Signs advertising services as attorney at law
484
None but attorneys to practice in the state
485
Violation of certain preceding sections a misdemeanor
485‑A
Violation of certain sections a class E felony
486
Practice of law by attorney who has been disbarred, suspended, or convicted of a felony
486‑A
Conviction for felony of person who is an attorney and counselor at law
487
Misconduct by attorneys
488
Buying demands on which to bring an action
489
Purchase of claims by corporations or collection agencies
490
Limitation
491
Sharing of compensation by attorneys prohibited
492
Use of attorney’s name by another
493
Attorneys forbidden to defend criminal prosecutions carried on by their partners, or formerly by themselves
494
Attorneys may defend themselves
495
Corporations and voluntary associations not to practice law
496
An organization described in subdivision seven of section four hundred ninety-five of this article shall file with the appellate division...
497
Attorneys fiduciary funds
498
Professional referrals
499
Lawyer assistance committees

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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