Andy Ostrowski seeks reinstatement in state and federal court – cites mistreatment by Stefan Kruszewski, M.D. as evidence justifying reopening proceedings

On May 10, 2013, I filed a motion with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court asking the Court to reopen the disciplinary proceeding resulting in my suspension of one year and one day, and to reinstate me to the active roll of Pennsylvania attorneys.  On May 17, 2013, I filed a similar motion with each of the three United States District Courts asking that I be reinstated into the federal bar of attorneys.  I am asking that my 2010 discipline be reopened, and reduced, or eliminated based upon new evidence that I learned of concerning my medical condition.

I have asked the Courts to allow me to introduce evidence that I have only this year learned that I suffered for 40 years with post traumatic stress disorder as a result of third-degree burns I suffered in a childhood accident.  I also learned that a doctor that I treated with from 2003-05 knew of my condition, and deliberately withheld that diagnosis from me, and then subjected me to a course of gravely improper treatment which exacerbated my condition and led directly to the matters for which I was disciplined.

*Updated January 31, 2014* Following are the motions I filed, as well as a civil lawsuit I filed against Stefan P. Kruszewski, M.D. and others arising out his treatment of me.  I have also filed a licensing complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.  These documents cover all of the major contentions I am making.

Ostrowski Civil Kruszewski Complaint

Ostrowski Motion to Reopen Disciplinary Proceeding

Ostrowski Motion for Reinstatement – Federal

Of course, I am concerned that the things that I have discussed on this site about the courts may be an impediment to my reinstatement, and have already heard whisperings that the Disciplinary Counsel is going to fight me hard on these issues, but I wrote what I have written here in the free exercise of my First Amendment rights, and with the integrity of all of our system of justice as my ultimate end.  There is no question that my motions are proper and meritorious, and I, and all my clients, know that I have done my very best at all times over my career to serve the end of justice as it is supposed to be served – even the Disciplinary Counsel who is planning their fight knows this.

How it all works out is, of course, in God’s hands, and he is a God of justice.  May his will be done, whatever that may be.  I’m just thankful that I got a 40 year old monkey off my back, and will continue doing things the way I always have, with the hope and desire to be back in front of the bar representing American citizens, and providing them with equal access to justice.

Thank you.

9 thoughts on “Andy Ostrowski seeks reinstatement in state and federal court – cites mistreatment by Stefan Kruszewski, M.D. as evidence justifying reopening proceedings”

  1. The last thing we need is another lawyer Ostrowski.
    Be thankful for your blessings and be a McKenzie friend to man
    to live by god’s law alone.
    so sayeth dave

  2. And then the Conduct Board fought the Interbranch Commission in court (unsuccessfully, thank goodness) to try to prevent it from finding out how the anonymous complaint was handled.

    In the courtroom of honor, the judge pounded his gavel
    To show that all’s equal and that the courts are on the level
    And that the strings in the books ain’t pulled and persuaded
    And that even the Nobles get properly handled
    Once that the cops have chased after and caught ’em
    And that the ladder of law has no top and no bottom
    Stared at the person who killed for no reason
    Who just happened to be feelin’ that way without warnin’
    And he spoke through his cloak, most deep and distinguished
    And handed out strongly, for penalty and repentance
    William Zanzinger with a six month sentence

    Oh, but you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
    Bury the rag deep in your face
    For now’s the time for your tears

    BOB DYLAN – THE LONESOME DEATH OF HATTIE CARROLL

  3. There are very few people who become lawyers that take their God given talents and use them to defend the rights of all people. Not for fortune and fame but because that persons’ morale courage is so great that he believes even the poorest person has the right for representation! That my friends is noble and if you put all your feelings aside and search deep within you can not overlook the fact that Andy Ostrowski deserves to represent anyone who seeks justice.

  4. The Honorable Edward G. Rendell Governor of Pennsylvania
    The Honorable Ronald D. Castille Chief Justice of Pennsylvania
    The Honorable Dominic Pileggi
    The Honorable Robert J. Mellow
    The Honorable Todd A. Eachus
    The Honorable Samuel H. Smith

    “Although the Juvenile Law Center brought attention to the problem in the spring of 2008 by ?ling a King’s Bench Petition with the Supreme Court, not until the United States Attorney ?led criminal charges in January 2009 alleging that Ciavarella’s motivation was criminal did the Luzerne County community and the juvenile justice system statewide take signi?cant notice of Ciavarella’s courtroom practices.”

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    HON. JOHN M.CLELAND, CHAIR
    TOD C. ALLEN
    VALERIE BENDER
    KENNETH J. HOROHO, JR., ESQUIRE
    HON. JAMES A. GIBBONS
    JASON J. LEGG, ESQUIRE
    ROBERT L. LISTENBEE, ESQUIRE
    GEORGE D. MOSEE, JR., ESQUIRE
    HON. JOHN C. UHLER
    RONALD P.WILLIAMS
    HON. DWAYNE D.WOODRUFF
    DARREN BRESLIN, ESQUIRE COMMISSION COUNSEL

    sincerely,
    John M. Cleland
    Chair

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    If not for The United States Attorney, the Luzerne tragedy could be in full swing today. Let’s make sure he is fully aware and updated on this ongoing spectacle with our civil rights advocate,

    Donald A. Bailey, Esquire

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    United States House of Representatives 1979 to 1983
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  5. I am very moved by Andy’s honesty and transparency, coupled with his desire to expose painful occurrences that many would attempt to hide in some obscure place. There are three things that cause me to hold a deep feeling of respect and compassion in my heart for Andy.
    1. The mere fact that Andy is willing to publicly look at his own missteps in life in my opinion is endearing! Those who can admit human frailty and are capable of using their set backs as an example to help others strengthen them selves is impressive! Many people who find themselves regretting their own actions, often choose the cowards method of covering it up and tucking it away. The mitigated gull of someone finding fault or pointing their righteous finger at Andy needs to examine their own failures! Surely they are not going to attempt to tell us they have none?!! It takes a REAL man to allow people to see ones self imposed disappointments and wrong choices. WOE! to the person who claims to have never opted for the wrong path in life….for they can add liar to their list of chinks in their armor.
    2. I admire that Andy has not allowed set backs to weaken his desire to help others who are struggling. Many people who have walked the fiery furnace of life. lose their ability to concern themselves with others plights. The old saying, ” what don’t kill you makes you stronger” I believe applies.
    3. Lastly, I am impressed that even though Andy states he is not totally submersed into “religion” he understands the inner works of a Almighty God’s hand in and on his life.
    If I could afford to hire you Andy as my attorney, I would be proud and honored to have a person of your caliber of character and intellect representing me. As a matter of a fact, who wouldn’t want a person who has had some “miles on their tires and has had multiple years of life experience, who is humble enough to admit set backs and missteps because he is intelligent enough to know it does not diminish his worth. Quite the opposite it adds to the patina in life which has much value over some pompous self righteous indignant person who is too afraid to admit failure or regret. Andy you have my vote… sick em!!! I will keep you in my prayers as I believe for every stripe we get in life, God has a purpose to use for His glory and our redemption. Isaiah 54:17 say’s NO weapon formed against you shall prosper…I am believing that for you…. When you find yourself hitting so much resistance be glad, the enemy would not bother fighting you this hard if they did not have a lot to lose, thus keeping you down.<

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