A police officer must first file an appeal with the NYC Civil Service Commission before filing an Article 78 under the doctrine of “exhaustion of remedies.”

A hiring agency may disqualify a candidate up to three years after hiring the candidate.  The three year limit does not apply if fraud was used in the application

Disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidates who receive a letter called a “Notice of Proposed Disqualification” (NOPD) and who were disqualified based on psychological issues must file an appeal within 30 days! Failure to file a NOPD appeal and designate an expert to receive your file and prepare a rebuttal appeal report will result in

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinApril, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin did an excellent job with my appeal. A straight shooter that gets you to the finish line with ease. Highly knowledgeable and thorough. Reasonably priced and worth every penny. I highly recommend his services!”
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I was found psychologically qualified after a second

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinAppealing a Civil Service Exam Disqualification:

Have you taken a civil service exam to become a police officer, fire fighter, corrections officer, sanitation worker or other civil servant for New York City or New York State and received a letter stating you are disqualified – either for medical, psychological or background/character reasons? If so, you

It can’t get any worse…

If you are currently disqualified, it can only get better. You have two chances to succeed. First, you could win at a re-interview at the NYPD Psych DQ Notice of Proposed Disqualification phase. It is extremely important that you have knowledgeable, experienced mental health professionals and attorneys to

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog | Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin

If you received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD), you can appeal. I offer a free consultation for NYPD Psychological, medical or character/background disqualifications. Please call 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to arrange for your free consultation. There are two factors that are crucial in your disqualification appeal. The first is following the appeal

Matter of the Ridge Road Fire District v Michael P. Schiano, as Hearing Officer

In this Article 78 case, Kevin Nowak applied for benefits after experiencing back pain while operating a vehicle in response to a fire alarm in November 2002. Following this incident, Nowak applied for disability benefits and was denied. He then had

Matter of Paul Mazzotte v Thomas DiNapoli, as State Comptroller

Petitioner was a correction officer for over 20 years. In 2001, he applied for performance of duty disability retirement benefits alleging he was permanently disabled by coronary artery disease (CAD) after having coronary artery bypass surgery. According to petitioner, the disease was caused by the

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinIn the Matter of Department of Correction v Stanley Saint-Phard…

In this disciplinary proceeding, pursuant to Article 75 of the Civil Service Law, Respondent, a Correction Officer, allegedly used impermissible force against an inmate by dispersing a chemical agent in the inmate’s face and also placed the inmate in a chokehold.

On October 16, 2008,