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Auburn attorney disbarred over allegations he misappropriated more than $127,000 in levied funds

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Auburn attorney Rick L. Raynsford has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court order and allegations he intentionally misappropriated more than $127,000 in levied funds in a mortgage foreclosure case.

Founder and longtime president of Champs Foundation in San Jose disbarred after admitting to misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Fremont attorney Kurt Kevin Robinson, founder of a San Jose nonprofit for underprivileged youth, has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court order and misconduct allegations.

Massachusetts attorney faces reciprocal disbarment in California

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Newton, Massachusetts attorney Lawrence Joseph McSwiggan faces possible reciprocal disbarment following a March 8 California State Bar Court recommendation and a lengthy suspension in the east coast commonwealth.

Long Beach attorney disbarred by default following competence and other misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Long Beach attorney Lindsay Elizabeth Vose has been disbarred by default following a California Supreme Court order over 10 counts of misconduct, according to a notification recently issued by The State Bar of California.

Jailed Sacramento attorney on interim suspension pending sentencing on child pornography possession conviction

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Sacramento attorney and former California Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Curtis Lund, who awaits sentencing following his conviction last fall on possession of child pornography charges, remains on indefinite suspension handed down by the State Bar Court of California earlier this year.

Chino Hills attorney summarily disbarred following conviction last year on child pornography charge

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Chino Hills attorney James Michael Ibold has been summarily disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and his conviction last year on a child pornography charge, according to a notification recently issued by The State Bar of California.

French Camp attorney faces disbarment over misappropriation and other allegations

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – French Camp attorney Jannette I. Ramos faces disbarment by default following a March 8 California State Bar Court recommendation regarding six counts of alleged misconduct, including misappropriation.

Disbarment recommended for Beverly Hills attorney over multiple misconduct charges

By Karen Kidd | Apr 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Beverly Hills attorney Gilbert Ralph Geilim-Morales faces possible disbarment following a March 4 California State Bar Court recommendation over multiple counts of alleged misconduct, including a 2015 assault on his wife.

Disbarment backed for Newbury Park attorney who allegedly appeared before board with inactive license

By Karen Kidd | Apr 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Newbury Park attorney Dee Ella Dorey faces possible disbarment by default following a March 11 California State Bar Court recommendation four counts of alleged misconduct in a single client matter.

Disbarment recommended for Hayward attorney who took vacation instead of showing up for trial

By Karen Kidd | Apr 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Hayward attorney Ernest Linford Anderson faces possible disbarment after he allegedly failed to obey court orders, according to a recent recommendation issued by the California State Bar Court.

Disbarment recommended for Colorado attorney

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Colorado attorney Joseph Darrell Palmer faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with probation conditions.

State bar court backs disbarment for San Francisco attorney following false imprisonment guilty plea

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Suspended San Francisco attorney R. Scott Dervaes Jr. faces possible disbarment pending a California Supreme Court decision following the attorney's 2017 conviction on a false imprisonment charge.

Thousand Oaks attorney disbarred by default over alleged trust fund issues

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Thousand Oaks attorney Paul Nathan Taylor has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and nine counts of professional conduct rules violations, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Long Beach attorney disbarred after allegedly misappropriating more than $107,000

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Long Beach attorney Gaurav D. Datta has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and misappropriation allegations in a trust account matter, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Las Vegas attorney disbarred after allegedly submitting more than $216,000 in false bills

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Las Vegas attorney Nelson Lee Cohen has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and allegations of two counts of misconduct, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

San Diego attorney disbarred following allegations in 3 client matters

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Diego attorney Matthew Bartley Butler has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and allegations of misconduct in three separate client matters, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Bermuda Dunes attorney reinstated from suspension

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Bermuda Dunes attorney Keith B. Bardellini has been reinstated to practice law following a California Supreme Court decision and his suspension last year over alleged violation of a 2016 private reproval.

Sacramento attorney summarily disbarred after conviction of committing lewd act with child

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Sacramento attorney David Lee Bergren has been summarily disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and his conviction last year for committing a lewd act with a child, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Hemet attorney summarily disbarred following money laundering conviction

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Hemet attorney Sean James Ballard was summarily disbarred in February following a California Supreme Court decision and his money laundering conviction last year, according to a notification recently issued by The State Bar of California.

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says arbitration could reduce costs of San Francisco city worker lawsuits

By Karen Kidd | Apr 9, 2019

The more than $90 million San Francisco has paid out in city employee lawsuits over about a dozen years points up why arbitration agreements are so important, a tort reform advocate said during a recent interview.

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