Son of popular attorney who posed as a lawyer needs a real advocate after being put on trial

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By: Wayne Morin 

A man was arrested and charged after practicing law without a license, according to court proceedings in New York.

The son of a well-known defense lawyer in Albany, posed as a lawyer several times last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Terence Kindlon Jr., 43, had appeared on behalf of a person who was facing misdemeanor charges in Manhattan, and a gardener in a civil case in Staten Island.

He was charged in Manhattan with multiple counts of submitting false documents and with unauthorized practice of law.

Kindlon’s lawyer, Stacey Richman, said that her client suffers from bipolar disorder and has suffered from mental illness since childhood.

Kindlon was ordered held on $300,000 bond or $150,000 cash.