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State bar court dismisses disciplinary matter against Oakland attorney

Karen Kidd Sep. 13, 2017, 8:00am

Disciplinary claims against Oakland attorney Peter Yeu Lee Chao, charged with presenting an unwarranted claim and maintaining an unjust action during a protracted civil litigation, have been dismissed, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Auburn attorney disbarred following allegations of misconduct involving two clients

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

Auburn attorney Jamie Edwards Quadra has been disbarred by the California State Bar following 17 counts of misconduct involving two clients in client matters, according to a recent decision

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

Downey attorney exonerated in bankruptcy case allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 9, 2017, 8:00am

A disciplinary action against Downey attorney Michael Anthony Rivera, accused of

Bakersfield attorney disbarred following allegations of misappropriating nearly $1 million

Karen Kidd Sep. 8, 2017, 8:00am

Bakersfield attorney Heather June Christiansen Stanley has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations that in 2013 she misappropriated nearly $1 million that she was supposed to hold in trust on behalf of a client, according to a recent decision.

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.

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.

Beverly Hills attorney disbarred over five counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 2, 2017, 10:00am

Beverly Hills attorney Jacqueline A. Mangum has been disbarred by the California State Bar over five counts of misconduct, including failing to provide a client with an accounting of a $17,600 advance fee, according to a recent decision.

Inactively enrolled San Jose attorney disbarred over misconduct

Karen Kidd Jul. 31, 2017, 8:00am

San Jose attorney Vi Katerina Tran has been disbarred by the California State Bar over four counts of misconduct stemming from a single client matter and other allegations, according to a recent decision.

Beverly Hills attorney disbarred over misconduct

Karen Kidd Jul. 29, 2017, 8:00am

Beverly Hills attorney Martin Ian Cutler has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations of misconduct, not complying with a court order and failing to comply with disciplinary probation, according to a recent decision.

Tennessee attorney practicing in California disbarred over two counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Jul. 28, 2017, 8:00am

Tennessee attorney Joseph D. Gumina, practicing in California four years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over two counts of misconduct involving a single client matter, according to a recent decision.

San Francisco attorney disbarred for commingling, other allegations

Karen Kidd Jul. 27, 2017, 8:00am

San Francisco attorney Bryan L. Robinson has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 11 counts of allegations against him, including commingling more than $50,000 between his personal and client trust funds, according to a recent decision.

Escondido attorney receives mild discipline after ineffective counsel complaint

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 3:52pm

Escondido attorney Kevin Alan Bove received "discipline on the low-end of that prescribed" after an ineffective counsel complaint filed against him over his handling of an 11-year-old immigration case, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Pasadena attorney faces suspension for allegedly providing illegal loan modification services

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 2:01pm

Pasadena attorney Stephen Rawliegh Golden face a year of suspension and an order to pay restitution in what he allegedly called foreclosure defense litigation that turned out to be an illegal loan modification services, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Irvine attorney on probation after admitting to mishandling personal injury case

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 1:18pm

Irvine attorney Klayton Khishaveh is on two years' probation with one year of actual suspension after handling a personal injury client's case so poorly that the statute of limitations ran out, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Oak View attorney suspended after allegedly abandoning clients in Nevada

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 1:11pm

Oak View attorney James Andre Boles received a stayed suspension for one year and placed on two years' probation after he allegedly abandoned two clients in Nevada in 2011, for which he was disciplined in that state, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred after probation violation

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 12:56pm

Los Angeles attorney Dane Paul Miller has been disbarred following alleged probation violations after mishandling a more than $18,000 medical malpractice case settlement, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Nevada attorney reinstated in California following federal home loan modification scam allegations

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 12:48pm

The suspension of Nevada attorney Brandon L. Moreno, who in 2010 settled Federal Trade Commission allegations of about false claims in a consumer loan modifications case, has been lifted, according to a recent California State Bar filing.