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Alhambra attorney disbarred after allegedly failing to comply with probation conditions

By Karen Kidd | Jun 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Alhambra attorney Richard Dennis Coats faces disbarment following a May 16 California Supreme Court order after he allegedly failed to comply with conditions of a previous suspension, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Rowland Heights attorney disbarred following plea to inappropriate sexual relations with 14-year-old girl

By Karen Kidd | Jun 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Rowland Heights attorney Terrence Lee has been summarily disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and his felony conviction for engaging in inappropriate sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl.

Santa Rosa attorney disbarred after allegedly assisting nonattorneys to practice law

By Karen Kidd | Jun 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Santa Rosa attorney Patrick Arthur Sizemore faces disbarment following a May 16 California Supreme Court decision after he allegedly helped nonattorneys practice law, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

L.A. attorney faces suspension after failed disciplinary recommendation appeal

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Los Angeles attorney Sheen Myong Na faces suspension and probation following a May 16 California Supreme Court order over alleged misconduct in four client matters, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Los Angeles attorney reciprocally disciplined in California after allegedly violating client confidences

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Los Angeles attorney Maria Adriana Sanford faces reciprocal stayed suspension and probation following a May 16 California Supreme Court order over allegations she violated client confidences, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Santa Monica attorney faces suspension, probation for allegedly accepting settlement offers for dead client

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Santa Monica attorney Edmond Elias Salem faces suspension and probation following a May 16 California Supreme Court order over allegations he settled a case on behalf of a deceased client, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Los Angeles attorney faces suspension, probation over alleged medical lien and trust account issues

By Karen Kidd | Jun 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Los Angeles attorney Edward Joon Lee faces suspension and probation following a May 16 California Supreme Court order over issues with a medical lien and trust account, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Los Angeles attorney faces stayed suspension, probation over allegations in three client matters

By Karen Kidd | Jun 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Los Angeles attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan faces probation following a May 16 California Supreme Court order over allegations in three client matters, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Westlake Village attorney faces suspension, probation over allegations in two client matters

By Karen Kidd | Jun 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Westlake Village attorney John Richard Contos faces suspension and probation following a May 16 California Supreme Court order over allegations in two client matters, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Irvine attorney faces probation following alleged interest adverse to client

By Karen Kidd | Jun 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Irvine attorney Mark Daniel Holmes faces probation following a May 16 California Supreme Court order for allegedly acquiring an interest adverse to his client, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Sacramento attorney faces disbarment over violations of professional conduct rules

By Karen Kidd | May 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Sacramento attorney William Buckner Menn II faces disbarment following a California Supreme Court order over seven counts of misconduct involving a single client matter.

San Diego attorney faces disbarment, more than $31,000 restitution regarding alleged misconduct

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – San Diego attorney Steele Nicolson Gillaspey faces disbarment following an April 26 California Supreme Court order regarding 19 counts of alleged misconduct in three matters, according to a recent report by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Lafayette attorney faces suspension, probation for allegedly representing client without authority

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Lafayette attorney Diddo Ruth Clark faces suspension and probation following an April 17 California Supreme Court order after she allegedly appeared in court for a client without authority, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Laguna Beach attorney faces suspension, probation for allegedly failing to inform client of possible conflict

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Laguna Beach attorney Victor Lamont Block faces suspension and probation following a April 26 California Supreme Court order after he allegedly failed to reveal a possible conflict to more than a dozen clients, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

West Covina attorney faces suspension, probation for allegedly mishandling marriage dissolution case

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – West Covina attorney Gabriel Castellanos faces suspension and probation following an April 26 California Supreme Court order after he allegedly failed to inform his client that her divorce was final, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Riverbank attorney faces suspension, probation for allegedly forging client's signature

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Riverbank attorney Angela Denise Green faces suspension and probation following an April 26 California Supreme Court order after she allegedly forged her client's name on a court document, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Hacienda Heights attorney gets more probation for allegedly not complying with a previous probation

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Hacienda Heights attorney Edelmira Medina faces probation following an April 26 California Supreme Court order for allegedly not complying with a previous probation, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Oxnard attorney faces disbarment following 2015 convictions for alleged lewd conduct with child

By Karen Kidd | May 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Oxnard attorney Arturo Fernando Shaw Gutierrez faces summary disbarment following a California Supreme Court decision and his convictions for allegations involving lewd conduct with a child.

Newport Beach attorney faces disbarment over misappropriation, trust accounts allegations

By Karen Kidd | May 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Newport Beach attorney William West Seegmiller faces disbarment following an California Supreme Court order in April and allegations of misappropriation and mishandling trust accounts, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Nevada attorney faces summary disbarment after conviction, imprisonment for wire fraud

By Karen Kidd | May 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Nevada attorney Zachary Brooke Roberts faces summary disbarment following a California Supreme Court decision and his conviction for wire fraud in a corruption scandal in which a native peoples tribe was defrauded of millions.

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