Karen Kidd News

California Bar Court recommends disbarment for New York attorney imprisoned in bribery scandal

By Karen Kidd | Jul 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — New York attorney Benjamin Yu, admitted to the bar in California 12 years ago and disbarred in New York in 2016, faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation over Yu's alleged part in an East Coast bribery scandal.

Longtime Orange attorney faces suspension over alleged misappropriation, trust fund issues

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Orange attorney Thomas Matthew Gieser, practicing in California for more than 42 years, faces suspension following a California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations of misappropriation and failure to maintain client funds in trust.

Minneapolis attorney faces reciprocal discipline in California

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Minneapolis attorney Lynne Ann Torgerson faces reciprocal discipline following a California State Bar Court recommendation after her 2015 suspension in Minnesota.

Former federal prosecutor ruled fit to practice again in California

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Once-disbarred former assistant U.S. attorney G. Paul Howes, disciplined over alleged ethical misconduct as federal prosecutor in prominent cases during the 1980s and 1990s, is again fit to practice law in California, according to a recent decision.

Atherton attorney faces disbarment following felony domestic battery conviction

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Atherton attorney Justin J Kim faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation after his conviction on felony domestic battery and other charges.

Alhambra attorney faces disbarment by default following allegations in two client matters

By Karen Kidd | Jul 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Ontario attorney Eric Moises Camiling faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation over nine counts of professional conduct rules violations in two client matters.

Alhambra attorney disbarred by default following alleged probation violations

By Karen Kidd | Jul 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Alhambra attorney Craig Eugene Munson faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation for alleged probation violations.

Pasadena attorney disbarred by default for failing to comply with probation requirements

By Karen Kidd | Jul 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Pasadena attorney Art Hoomiratana, thought to be living in Utah, faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation for allegedly failing to comply with a previous probation.

Petaluma attorney disbarred over 2001 felony vehicular convictions

By Karen Kidd | Jul 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Petaluma attorney Celeste Marie Vogler faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation over felony vehicular convictions in 2001, more than a decade before she was admitted to the bar in California.

Modesto attorney disbarred by default over numerous ethical violations

By Karen Kidd | Jul 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Modesto attorney Gabriel Gerardo Castillo faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations involving numerous ethical violations in six matters.

La Verne attorney faces disbarment over allegations that included misappropriating almost $12,000

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — La Verne attorney Mark Robert Haddon faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation over 12 counts of misconduct that included misappropriating almost $12,000 in one client matter.

Sacramento attorney faces disbarment after being found culpable of misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Sacramento attorney Julius Michael Engel faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he was found culpable in six counts of misconduct.

L.A. attorney faces disbarment after being found culpable on 4 counts of misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Los Angeles attorney Edward William Pacheco faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he was charged with four counts of misconduct in two consolidated matters.

Los Angeles attorney faces disbarment for failure to comply with probation

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Los Angeles attorney Ruth Cecilia Rose faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after she allegedly failed to comply with disciplinary probation requirements.

State bar court denies reinstatement of former attorney, convicted murderer

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — The California State Bar Court has denied a reinstatement request by former Los Angeles attorney and convicted murderer Stephen Liebb, saying he hasn't yet shown enough good conduct to warrant readmission. "

Sierra Club alleges EPA failed to timely respond to FOIA requests

By Karen Kidd | Jun 19, 2018

OAKLAND – The Sierra Club has asked a federal court in Oakland to order the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to more timely produce records the grassroots environmental organization has been requesting for almost a year under the Freedom of Information Act.

Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring seeks more than $300,000 for equipment damaged in truck fire

By Karen Kidd | Jun 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – An Antioch drilling company is suing a Washington shipping company and an Illinois shipment contractor over damage to a large piece of drilling equipment during a truck fire during interstate transit in 2016.

Oakland Housing Authority wants IT director's lawsuit over demotion moved to federal court

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – An Oakland Housing Authority official recently filed a notice to have a suit filed by the authority's IT director over his demotion last year to be moved to U.S. District Court for California's Northern District, San Francisco Division.

Federal lawsuit claims feds Iack transparency about Trump immigration policy

By Karen Kidd | Jun 16, 2018

A federal lawsuit written by law students on behalf of a legal aid service and a Boston-based immigrants advocacy group accuses two federal agencies of withholding information about how the Trump administration is prosecuting immigration cases.