LOS ANGELES — The State Bar Court of California recently disbarred Mark Eugene Huber, a South Jordan, Utah attorney, from practicing law in California.
The March 1 order was given after the California licensed attorney was found culpable in multiple acts of misconduct.
In November 2012, Huber filed a lawsuit for a client and was required to attend a status conference. Though Huber was aware of the date and time, he did not attend. The hearing was rescheduled, but Huber was again not in attendance. The conference was once again rescheduled, and Huber was ordered to pay $250 in sanctions to the court. Huber did not attend and failed to pay the sanctions, resulting in an additional $1,000 in sanctions. This happened once more, and the courts fined Huber another $2,000.
Huber appeared at the rescheduled conference on Feb. 3, 2014, but failed to pay any of the $3,250 owed. Another conference was ordered and Huber failed to appear yet again. Later in the year, Huber was charged with 24 counts of possession of illegal prescription drugs.
Upon receipt of the misconduct charges by the Utah State Bar, the California State Bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel (OCTC) served Huber with a notice of disciplinary charges (NDC). The NDC alleged that the attorney had failed to obey a court order and report the sanctions imposed by Utah to the California State Bar.
Huber requested a more lenient discipline, claiming his addiction to prescription drugs was to blame for his actions, but the State Bar Court of California determined disbarment was necessary.
Huber is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law in Ohio. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995 and the Utah State Bar in 1996. He was suspended in 2015 in California and has been disbarred in Ohio.