LOS ANGELES — Kevin Renard Taylor, an attorney in Beverly Hills, was recently suspended from practicing law for one year.
The State Bar Court of California signed the motion on Jan. 6, 2017 when the suspension went into effect. The disciplinary action was due to Taylor’s alleged failure to comply with the terms of a previous suspension. This is the third disciplinary action taken against him since his admission to the state bar in 2002.
The attorney was suspended for 60 days in August 2016 for failing to appear in court on behalf of a client. Additionally, Taylor failed to provide clients with an accounting of funds or to pay the sanctions set by the court.
As a result, the attorney was ordered to complete several tasks, including State Bar Ethics School, complying with arbitration conditions and submitting written reports to the Office of Probation. Taylor failed to meet the above requirements and a one-year suspension was ordered.
If the attorney fails to meet the requirements of his current punishment, a two-year suspension will be put in place.
Taylor will also be required to comply with the California Rules of Court Rule 9.20 subsections (a) and (c) in regards to his suspension. The rules require him to notify all of his 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 his suspension.
Taylor must then file that he has complied with the provisions of his suspension with the Clerk of the State Bar Court.
The California State Bar 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.