Joseph Alfred Esquirol (January 22, 1898 – September 1981) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He was born on January 22, 1898, in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Assemblyman Joseph H. Esquirol (c.1867–1944) and Grace Ella (Alfred) Esquirol (died 1926). He graduated from New York University in 1917. During World War I, Esquirol was a Student Officer in the U.S. Naval Aviation. He married Louise E. Downs.
On June 16, 1942, a special grand jury recommended the disbarment of Esquirol for connections with the pinball racket, getting money for legislative appointments and misusing clients' funds. His trial began on December 4, 1942, before Official Referee Leander B. Faber. On September 20, 1943, Faber recommended disbarment, but on December 29, 1943, the Appellate Division decided on a five-year suspension of Esquirol's law license.
On December 31, 1954, Esquirol was disbarred by the Appellate Division for professional misconduct.
He died in September 1981.
Bishop John H. Esquirol (1900–1970) was his brother.
- New York Red Book (1939; pg. 111)
- JOSEPH H. ESQUIROL in the New York Times on July 1, 1944 (subscription required)
- Annals of Psi Upsilon 1833–1941 (1941; pg. 80)
- FLYING OFFICERS OF THE U.S.N. 1917–1919 (pg. 145; Naval Aviation War Book Committee, Washington, D.C., 1919)
- AMEN JURY SEEKS TO DISBAR ESQUIROL in the New York Times on June 17, 1942 (subscription required)
- ESQUIROL HEARING BEGINS in the New York Times on December 5, 1942 (subscription required)
- WOULD DISBAR ESQUIROL in the New York Times on September 21, 1943 (subscription required)
- ESQUIROL BANNED FROM BAR 5 YEARS in the New York Times on December 30, 1943 (subscription required)
- J. A. ESQUIROL DISBARRED in the New York Times on January 1, 1955 (subscription required)
- "Joseph Esquirol" at Social Security info
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