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Beverly Hills attorney rendered inactive for noncompliance

Olivia Olsen Jul. 3, 2017, 12:16pm

The State Bar of California ruled a Beverly Hills attorney inactive as of March 10, following his failure to appear at his bar disciplinary trail.

Chatswroth attorney suspended for accepting advanced fees for cases outside her jurisdiction

Olivia Olsen May 18, 2017, 7:43am

The State Bar Court of California recently suspended Marilyn Sue Scheer, a Chatsworth attorney, after an investigation into her practices revealed that she had accepted advanced fees in loan modification services in jurisdictions that she was not eligible to practice law in.

TroyGould litigation chairman to focus on tech improvements

Mike Helenthal Apr. 7, 2017, 1:46pm

CENTURY CITY -- The new litigation chairman at the law firm TroyGould PC says he has plans to utilize technology to create efficiencies that will benefit the firm's clients.

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 Jan. 6 following his conviction on several felony charges involving theft of his client’s insurance settlement and money laundering.

California lawmakers lobby to lower bar-exam standards

Glenn Minnis Apr. 2, 2017, 4:53pm

SACREMENTO — Lawmakers in California are urging members of the state Supreme Court to consider lowering the score required to pass the state’s bar exam.

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.

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.

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, 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, 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, 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.