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State bar opposes L.A. attorney's relief from suspension

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 4:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Drago Charles Baric will remain under suspension based on an Aug. 3 California State Bar's recommendation to the California Supreme Court order after finding he had not been rehabilitated following disciplines handed down nearly six years ago.

Indio attorney's misconduct charges dismissed

Karen Kidd Sep. 10, 2017, 12:00pm

Allegations of misconduct against Indio attorney Jerry Steven Morgan, including charges that arose from a 2007 gang-related shooting case, have been dismissed for lack of

Santa Monica attorney receives stayed suspension after unintended client trust account disparities

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 4:00pm

Santa Monica attorney Mona Falah faces a stayed three years' suspension, three years' probation and two years of actual suspension following poor accounting that resulted in disparities in her client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Arcadia attorney disbarred over five counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 8:00am

Arcadia attorney Yen Hoang Thi Nguyen has been disbarred by the California State Bar over with five counts of misconduct involving one client matter, according to a recent decision.

Vista attorney faces suspension following fee dispute with client

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Vista attorney Catherine Irene Denevi faces suspension after withdrawing funds from her client trust account during a fee dispute with her client, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Mission Hills attorney faces stayed suspension over multiple misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Aug. 28, 2017, 4:00pm

Mission Hills attorney Lauro Nick Pacheco Jr. faces a stayed suspension of two years regarding more than two dozen counts of misconduct, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Walnut Creek attorney gets stayed suspension for failing to maintain required trust account balance

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 12:00pm

Walnut Creek attorney Steven Lewis Weiner faces a stayed suspension of two years for multiple counts of misconduct for failing to maintain a required balance in his client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

San Diego attorney disbarred over six alleged ethical violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 10:00am

San Diego attorney Mary Frances Prevost has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations of six ethical violations in two client matters, according to a recent decision.

Palm Springs attorney disbarred for allegedly violating court rule

Karen Kidd Aug. 25, 2017, 12:34pm

Palm Springs attorney George Steven Wass has been disbarred by the California State Bar for allegedly violating a court rule after two suspensions were handed down against him in previous disciplines, according to a recent decision.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 21, 2017, 12:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Joseph Frieden Hanan has been disbarred by the California State Bar following alleged probation violations stemming from a private reproval he received in 2014, according to a recent decision.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred over allegations in two bankruptcy cases

Karen Kidd Aug. 19, 2017, 10:00am

Los Angeles attorney Kenneth William Szalonek has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 12 counts of alleged business and professional conduct violations in two separate bankruptcy client matters, according to a recent decision.

Palo Alto attorney disbarred for failing to meet continuing legal education requirement

Karen Kidd Aug. 18, 2017, 10:00am

Palo Alto attorney Zollie S S Stringer III has been disbarred by the California State Bar for not complying with the state bar's minimum continuing legal education requirement, according to a recent decision.

Beverly Hills attorney disbarred following nine counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 18, 2017, 8:00am

Beverly Hills attorney Gail Judith Higgins, has been disbarred by the California State Bar following nine counts of misconduct involving two separate client matter, according to a recent decision.

Arizona attorney disbarred following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 17, 2017, 8:00am

Arizona attorney Suzanne Kae Biely, practicing law in California for about 25 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over probation violations stemming from a 2015 discipline, according to a recent decision.

Sanger attorney disbarred following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 16, 2017, 3:00pm

Sanger attorney Daniel Americo Bruce has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 13 counts of misconduct stemming his alleged failure to fulfill probation requirements imposed in January of last year, according to a recent decision.

San Gabriel attorney disbarred by default over single count of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 16, 2017, 12:00pm

San Gabriel attorney Jeffrey Hans Leo, practicing law for more than 40 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over a single count of misconduct in one client matter, according to a recent decision.

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.