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Beverley Hills attorney suspended for failing to comply with terms of previous suspension

Olivia Olsen Apr. 10, 2017, 2:32pm

Kevin Renard Taylor, an attorney in Beverly Hills, was recently suspended from practicing law for one year.

Santa Ana attorney disbarred for failing to report fraud judgment

Olivia Olsen Apr. 7, 2017, 1:38pm

Santa Ana attorney Dean Robert Kitano was disbarred by the State Bar Court of California on Feb 19. 

Texas-based attorney disbarred for failing to comply with terms of suspension

Olivia Olsen Apr. 7, 2017, 12:17pm

LOS ANGELES -- Roger B. Haglund II, a California-licensed attorney practicing in Abilene, Texas, was disbarred by the State Bar Court of California on Feb 4. 

Los Angeles attorney suspended for misconduct

Olivia Olsen Apr. 5, 2017, 10:12pm

LOS ANGELES — Erickson McDonnell Davis, an attorney practicing in Los Angeles, was suspended for two years and ordered to pay restitutions after admitting to 11 counts of misconduct.

Chino Hills attorney disbarred following lengthy discipline record

Olivia Olsen Apr. 4, 2017, 7:27pm

LOS ANGELES — Chino Hills attorney Jerry A. LaCues was disbarred on Jan. 19 from practicing law in California.

Pasadena attorney disbarred for misappropriating funds

Olivia Olsen Apr. 4, 2017, 6:08pm

LOS ANGELES — Pasadena attorney Mary Derparseghian was disbarred by the State Bar Court of California on Jan. 19.

Seattle attorney disbarred in California after defrauding disabled client out of insurance settlement

Olivia Olsen Apr. 3, 2017, 11:05pm

LOS ANGELES — Attorney Edward Joseph Callow, who practiced law in Seattle and was licensed in California, was disbarred on Jan. 6 following his conviction on several felony charges involving theft of his client’s insurance settlement and money laundering.

Antioch attorney disbarred following tax evasion charges

Olivia Olsen Apr. 2, 2017, 3:25pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Mary Alice Nolan, an attorney practicing in Antioch, has been disbarred from the practice of law by the State Bar Court of California.

Huntington Beach attorney disbarred for misuse of nearly $100,000 in client funds

Olivia Olsen Apr. 1, 2017, 5:53am

Huntington Beach attorney Michael Vance Wright was disbarred on Jan. 6, 2017, by the State Bar Court of California. The decision to recommend the disbarment of the Orange County attorney stemmed from several counts of misconduct in one client matter in which Wright misappropriated nearly $100,000 of his client’s funds.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred for misappropriating settlement funds

Olivia Olsen Apr. 1, 2017, 5:43am

Jay Alexander Ghoreichi, an attorney practicing in Los Angeles and later Washington, D.C., was disbarred from the practice of law by the State Bar Court of California. The Jan. 6 ruling is the result of a client matter in which the attorney allegedly failed to maintain his client trust account.

Oakland attorney disbarred for multiple counts of misconduct

Olivia Olsen Mar. 30, 2017, 11:55pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland attorney Richter Wong Kong was disbarred from practicing law in California for committing misconduct by failing to preform legal duties and provide pertinent information to clients.

Attorney disbarred for possession of child pornography

Olivia Olsen Mar. 30, 2017, 9:38pm

LOS ANGELES — Bruce Charles Fehr, an attorney from Flinstone, Georgia, was recently disbarred from practicing law in California after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Absorption Pharmaceuticals sues conglomerate for proprietary theft

Olivia Olsen Mar. 28, 2017, 9:20pm

LOS ANGELES — British conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser has been named in a $150 million lawsuit by California-based company Absorption Pharmaceuticals.

Laguna Nigel attorney disbarred for failing to meet license requirements

Olivia Olsen Mar. 28, 2017, 7:16pm

Ruth Ann Reid, an attorney in Laguna Niguel, was recently disbarred by the State Bar Court of California for falsely reporting to the state bar that she had completed the required minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) hours needed to keep her license in good standing.

International Association of Defense Counsel supports Toyota in product liability case

Olivia Olsen Mar. 28, 2017, 7:03pm

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) recently filed an amicus brief in favor of Toyota against claims of product liability for the alleged failure of an optional feature in the Toyota Tundra.

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.