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
stated that Spencer was investigated on seven counts of misconduct
stemming from two client matters. In the first matter, Spencer
allegedly failed to communicate with her clients “with competence”
by not responding to her client's reported nine emails and “numerous”
phone calls. In this matter, Spencer was also charged with failing to
cooperate with an investigation conducted by the State Bar.
In the second matter, Spencer was charged with failing to return
unearned fees in the amount of $1,850 and for not responding to the
client’s 28 phone calls. The seventh charge against Spencer — two
other charges were dismissed — was for again failing to participate
in the investigation.
The State Bar sent a Notice of Disciplinary Charges to the address
listed on the attorney’s membership records as well as sent various
copies to Spencer’s emails and made various follow-ups via
telephone. Spencer acknowledged receipt of one emailed NDC, but did
not provide any other communication. A default was entered on her
behalf, and the State Bar Court of California moved for disbarment.
Spencer must will be required
to notify all of her clients of the ruling, deliver any papers
necessary to clients in regards to their cases, return any fees that
remain unearned, and alert opposing counsel in any pending litigation
of her disbarment following the ruling.
According to her profile page
on the State Bar website, Spencer, 41, was admitted to the State Bar
The State Bar of California was established in 1927 by the state’s
legislature and is governed by 19 trustees. The State Bar Court added
appointed full-time judges in 1989. Court documents for all State Bar
Court of California cases can be found online at calbar.ca.gov.