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Daly City attorney disbarred after not complying with state bar requirements

Karen Kidd Jul. 25, 2017, 4:00pm

Daly City attorney William Hardy Noble has been disbarred by the California State Bar after 12 years of periodically not cooperating with the state bar and complying with continuing education requirements, according to a recent decision.

Pasadena attorney disbarred over seven counts of moral turpitude

Karen Kidd Jul. 24, 2017, 9:00am

Pasadena attorney Shant Ohanian has been disbarred by the California State Bar over multiple allegations he fabricated documents, including checks and settlement amounts in the cases of separate clients he represented, according to a recent decision.

San Francisco attorney disbarred after probation violations

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2017, 10:00am

San Francisco attorney Alice Brown Traeg has been disbarred by the California State Bar for violating conditions of probation imposed on her by the California Supreme Court in May 2016 following more than 30 years of discipline-free practice, according to a recent decision.

Texas attorney disbarred in California for probation violations

Karen Kidd Jul. 21, 2017, 3:48pm

San Antonio attorney Abel Hernandez, practicing in California for 25 years, has been disbarred by the state bar after failing to comply with probation conditions of a disciplinary probation imposed by the California Supreme Court, according to a recent decision.

Carmichael attorney suspended for 10 counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Jul. 10, 2017, 1:54pm

Carmichael attorney Robert Norik Kitay is under 18-month suspension for multiple counts of misconduct, including using his law firm email account during a previous period of suspension, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Cathedral City attorney recommended for disbarment over alleged ethical violations

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 1:30pm

A Riverside County attorney has been recommended for disbarment by the California State Bar over "numerous violations of his ethical obligations," according to a May 18 state bar decision.

Fremont attorney disbarred over protracted legal battle with ex-wife

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 1:13pm

A Fremont attorney has been disbarred by the California State Bar over alleged misconduct in his almost decade-long legal battle with his ex-wife. "

State bar revokes Anaheim attorney's probation over continuing education

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 12:58pm

Anaheim attorney Clifford Nelson Schuster faces a one-year suspension after he failed to comply with the conditions of his probation handed down more than a year ago for not completing required continuing education before he was audited, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

State bar revokes West Hollywood attorney's probation

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 12:40pm

West Hollywood attorney Samuel Robert Spira faces a one-year suspension after he failed to comply with the conditions of his probation handed down a year ago when he misrepresented whether he’d taken a required continuing education exam, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Suspension lifted for Oakland attorney who wrote about depression

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 12:25pm

Oakland attorney Mitchell Chyette, who wrote about depression in the legal progression after admitting in 2011 to misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from his clients, is again permitted to practice law, according to recent action by the California State Bar.

Encino attorney publicly reproved over uncashed personal injury settlement check

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 12:17pm

Encino attorney Donald Stephen Lucien has been publicly reproved by the California State Bar for allegedly failing to disburse funds from a 2010 personal injury case that was settled in late 2013.

Madera County attorney disbarred for using trust to pay personal expenses, writing bad checks

Karen Kidd Jul. 6, 2017, 3:14pm

OAKHURST, Calif. (Northern California Record) – Madera County attorney Kathleen Marion Keefe has been disbarred by the California State Bar over three counts of misconduct relating to her client trust account, according to a recent filing.

Costa Mesa attorney disbarred, ordered to pay more than $300,000 restitution

Karen Kidd Jul. 6, 2017, 3:06pm

Costa Mesa attorney Robyn Lynnette Pool has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations she engaged in more than 15 instances of loan modification misconduct, according to a recent decision.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred, faces $25,000 restitution payment

Karen Kidd Jul. 6, 2017, 2:59pm

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Glendale attorney disbarred for improperly dropping client

Karen Kidd Jul. 6, 2017, 2:48pm

Glendale attorney Michael H. Miller has been disbarred by the California State Bar over an alleged violation of professional conduct rules and ignoring state bar correspondence requesting that he respond to allegations of misconduct against him, according to a recent decision.

Hayward attorney disbarred over alleged business, professional code violations

Karen Kidd Jul. 6, 2017, 2:41pm

Hayward attorney Portia Bettis has been disbarred by the California State Bar over alleged violations of business and professional codes and the state bar's rules of professional conduct, according to a recent decision.

Sacramento attorney disbarred over conviction stemming from DUI charges

Karen Kidd Jul. 6, 2017, 2:31pm

Sacramento attorney Warren Wendell Quann has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 2012 DUI charges that lead to a conviction the following year. Add Teaser here

Tustin attorney disbarred for allegedly misappropriating more than $14,000 from client

Karen Kidd Jul. 5, 2017, 3:10pm

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West Hollywood housing fee may be pitched to U.S. Supreme Court

Karen Kidd Jan. 12, 2017, 7:28pm

WEST HOLLYWOOD – After the California Supreme Court declined to hear his client's case against a half-million-dollar “affordable housing” fee levied in West Hollywood, a Pacific Legal Foundation attorney is hoping the nation's highest court will be more receptive.

Outgoing CJAC president reflects on Prop 65, housing crisis, asbestos litigation and recent Judicial Hellhole report

Karen Kidd Dec. 28, 2016, 12:08pm

Only days before the end of Kim Stone's time as the third Civil Justice Association of California president, American Tort Reform Association released its latest Judicial Hellholes list, ranking the state No. 2.