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Long Beach attorney on probation for co-mingling client and personal funds

Olivia Olsen Mar. 19, 2017, 2:11pm

LOS ANGELES — Long Beach attorney Thomas Martin has been placed on one year of probation by the State Bar Court of California. The ruling was handed down is response to the attorney’s misconduct when handling funds in his client trust account.

Fullerton attorney disbarred for tax fraud while doing accounting for car dealership

Olivia Olsen Mar. 18, 2017, 5:31pm

James Junkul Pak, a practicing attorney in Fullerton, was summarily disbarred by the State Bar Court of California for grand theft of an employee.

UC Santa Cruz sues Genia Technologies co-founder for alleged patent infringement

Olivia Olsen Mar. 18, 2017, 1:09pm

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) recently filed a lawsuit against Genia Technologies, alleging theft and “misappropriation” of intellectual property by Roger Chen, the company's co-founder and former UCSC student.

State Bar Court of California sentences Simi Valley attorney to probation for not providing paperwork to clients

Olivia Olsen Mar. 18, 2017, 1:09pm

John E. Sweeney Jr., an attorney in Simi Valley, Calif., was recently sentenced to one year of probation by the State Bar Court of California after the court found him guilty of failing to promptly provide client paperwork and accounting of client funds.

State Bar Court of California suspends Chico attorney for misconduct

Olivia Olsen Mar. 18, 2017, 1:08pm

Lynn Hubbard III, an attorney in Chico, Calif., was recently barred from practicing law for one year by the State Bar Court of California for misconduct after he allegedly missed a court-ordered scheduling conference, forged his mother's signature on documents and fabricated evidence. 

Diamond Bar attorney on probation for falsely reporting to the State Bar

Olivia Olsen Mar. 17, 2017, 8:02pm

LOS ANGELES — Diamond Bar attorney Jennifer Y. Sun was place on one year of probation for alleged false reporting of the completion of her Minimum Continuing Legal Education hours to the State Bar of California.

Las Vegas attorney disbarred in California after child-exploitation conviction

Olivia Olsen Mar. 16, 2017, 6:32pm

LOS ANGELES — Charles Max Pollock, an attorney licensed in California and practicing in Las Vegas, was disbarred from practicing law in California as a result of the attorney pleading guilty to child exploitation and “travel with intent to engage in illicit sex conduct,” according to court documents.

Folsom attorney disbarred after forgery conviction

Olivia Olsen Mar. 15, 2017, 9:44am

LOS ANGELES — The State Bar Court of California recently ruled to summarily disbar Folsom attorney Delbert Joe Modlin after he was convicted for conspiracy to commit forgery.

Lakewood attorney on probation following DUI conviction

Olivia Olsen Mar. 13, 2017, 10:51pm

LOS ANGELES — Lakewood, California, attorney Richard Alan Dongell was placed on a two-year probation after his convictions related to an arrest for driving under the influence.

Irvine attorney disbarred after fraud conviction

Olivia Olsen Mar. 13, 2017, 9:21pm

LOS ANGELES — John Keith Hoover, an attorney practicing out of Irvine, California, was disbarred from practicing law in California in response to his conviction of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud.

Anaheim attorney disbarred for failing to communicate with clients

Olivia Olsen Mar. 13, 2017, 7:54pm

LOS ANGELES — Anaheim attorney Amy Lynn Spencer was disbarred from practicing law in California after she was accused of misconduct in two matters revolving around her alleged inability to effectively communicate both with clients and State Bar Court of California investigators.

Attorney disbarred for allegedly not participating in disciplinary proceedings

Olivia Olsen Mar. 10, 2017, 3:03pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The State Bar Court of California ruled to disbar Los Angeles attorney Kristen Marie Shuh from the practice of law Dec. 29, 2016. The decision stems from two charges of misconduct against the attorney, 42, involving her alleged failure to communicate with a client about funds received on their behalf in a settlement.

Connecticut attorney disbarred in California for false tax return

Olivia Olsen Mar. 10, 2017, 1:02pm

LOS ANGELES — Manchester, Connecticut, attorney Jerry Gruenbaum recently was disbarred from practicing law in California.

Utah attorney disbarred from practicing in California for committing communications fraud

Olivia Olsen Mar. 9, 2017, 10:43pm

LOS ANGELES — Jeremy Dennis Eveland, a lawyer practicing out of West Jordan, Utah, was disbarred from practicing law in California in the wake of his guilty plea for communications fraud.

Long Beach attorney disbarred for money-laundering conviction

Olivia Olsen Mar. 5, 2017, 9:20pm

LOS ANGELES — Richard Charles Brizendine, an attorney practicing out of Long Beach, was disbarred from practicing law in California after he was convicted by a federal court of felony money laundering.

Brentwood attorney disbarred after claims of mishandling settlement funds

Olivia Olsen Mar. 3, 2017, 7:29pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Brentwood attorney Walter Lee Davis has been disbarred in the wake of charges of professional misconduct, according to the State Bar of California website.

Riverside attorney disbarred for mishandling client funds

Olivia Olsen Mar. 3, 2017, 6:33pm

LOS ANGELES — Riverside attorney Daniel Eugene Hibbard was disbarred from practicing law in California after being found culpable in multiple charges of misconduct involving mismanagement and misappropriation of client funds.

San Francisco attorney disbarred for mismanaging funds

Olivia Olsen Mar. 3, 2017, 1:34pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco attorney Gregory Mackean Bentley was disbarred by the California State Bar on Dec. 4, 2016. 

Long Beach attorney disbarred for failing to respond to investigations

Olivia Olsen Mar. 3, 2017, 1:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- Long Beach attorney Betsy Anne Stasnell was disbarred by the State Bar Court of California on Dec 14, 2016. 

Attorney suspended for practicing law while ineligible

Olivia Olsen Mar. 3, 2017, 12:31am

LOS ANGELES — Bakersfield attorney Richard Eugene Harrold recently was disciplined by the State Bar Court of California, court documents show.