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San Jose attorney faces disbarment by default over 9 rule violations

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Jose attorney Judy Ann Lorenzo faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation over nine counts of alleged profession conduct rules violations.

San Diego attorney faces private reproval for inappropriately offering settlement to client

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Diego attorney Richard James Annen, admitted to the bar in California nearly 38 years ago, faces private reproval following a State Bar of California recommendation for allegedly offering an improper settlement to a client who filed a complaint.

State bar exonerates Los Angeles, Santa Barbara attorneys in illegal advanced fees case

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — The State Bar Court of California has dismissed its case against Los Angeles attorney Yelena Aneley Gurevich and Santa Barbara attorney Lauren Ann Rode, both of whom had been accused of collecting illegal advanced fees, according to an order issued last month.

State bar recommends disbarment by default for Victorville attorney after 7 misconduct counts

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Victorville attorney Jimmy Philip Mettias, admitted to the bar eight years ago, faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation after he was charged with seven counts of misconduct stemming, in part, from a failure to resolve his clients' probate matter in 2016.

State bar backs disbarment for Marina Del Rey attorney after domestic violence conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Marina Del Rey attorney Edwin Jeffrey Howard faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation stemming from a 2014 felony domestic violence conviction for which he was suspended.

State bar backs disbarment for Torrance attorney

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Torrance attorney Allen M. Petroff, practicing in California a little more than six years, faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation over multiple allegations in four counts.

State bar recommends disbarment for Riverside attorney over alleged probation compliance

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Riverside attorney Elisa Ann Castro faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation after she allegedly failed to comply with the conditions of a previous disciplinary probation.

State bar recommends disbarment for Mission Hills attorney with dozens of disciplinary allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Mission Hills attorney Lauro Nick Pacheco Jr., who has dozens of disciplinary matters pending against him, faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation.

California Bar Court recommends disbarment for Carmichael attorney

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Carmichael attorney Robert Norik Kitay faces disbarment following a State Bar Court of California recommendation after being found culpable of multiple counts of misconduct.

San Francisco attorney faces disbarment by default over three client matters, probation noncompliance

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco attorney Derek William St. Pierre faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation after he allegedly violated rules of professional conduct in three client matters and his probation.

More than 1,000 alleged violations lead to record $12.5 million fine for oil firm Greka

A state law approved by the governor in 2016 lead to a record-breaking $12.5 million fine levied against Greka Oil & Gas earlier this month following more than 1,000 alleged safety violations at an Orange County oil field.

Oxnard attorney disbarred by default over alleged ethical violations

SAN FRANCISCO — Oxnard attorney M. Francesca Hannan faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation after being charged with six ethical violations.

West Covina attorney faces suspension, probation over alleged commingling

LOS ANGELES (Northern California Record) — West Covina attorney John Fredrick Norris faces suspension and probation with conditions following recommendations in a State Bar of California decision issued March 23 over allegations of commingling.

Coyote lawyer faces disbarment by default over misconduct stemming from continuing education requirements

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Coyote attorney Elizabeth Ann Mello faces disbarment by default following a March 21 State Bar of California recommendation over a single count of misconduct.

Oakland attorney faces probation after found culpable of failing to supervise support staff

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Oakland attorney DeWitt Marcellus Lacy faces probation following a recommendation issued March 5 in a State Bar of California decision that he allegedly failed to properly supervise his support staff during an appeals court matter in 2015.

Newport Beach lawyer faces disbarment after allegedly providing unlicensed loan modification services

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Newport Beach attorney Ronny Mor faces disbarment by default following a March 21 State Bar of California recommendation after years of allegedly providing loan modification services in states where his is not licensed to practice law.

El Cajon attorney faces disbarment by default for alleged failure to comply with probation

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — El Cajon attorney Alexander Warren Tucker faces disbarment by default following a March 19 State Bar of California recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with conditions of a prior probation.

Vacaville attorney faces disbarment by default, ordered to pay $10,000

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Vacaville attorney David Allen Hughes faces disbarment by default following a March 12 State Bar of California recommendation after he was accused of professional conduct rules violations in a single client matter. Add Teaser here

Los Angeles attorney faces probation over alleged misconduct in 4 client matters

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Los Angeles attorney Sheen Myong Na faces probation following recommendations in a March 5 State Bar of California decision over nine counts of misconduct in four client matters.

Orinda attorney faces disbarment following child pornography plea

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Orinda attorney James Edward Kroetch faces disbarment following a State Bar of California recommendation after his 2016 child pornography conviction.