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Topanga attorney disbarred for probation violations

Karen Kidd Oct. 14, 2017, 8:00am

Topanga attorney Drew Allan Cicconi, in practice for nearly 40 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations he violated terms of a previous disciplinary probation, according to a recent state bar filing.

Meat Loaf accused of stealing song

Karen Kidd Oct. 11, 2017, 3:17pm

LOS ANGELES (Northern California Record) – Meat Loaf, as one of his most famous hits suggests, would do anything for love. However, he may have been willing to steal the lyrics of the song "I'd Do Anything For Love," according to a lawsuit filed in federal court 24 years after the iconic tune's release.

San Francisco attorney disbarred following years of alleged vexatious litigation

Karen Kidd Oct. 11, 2017, 8:00am

San Francisco attorney Demas W. Yan has been disbarred by the California State Bar after being found culpable in more than two dozen charges of misconduct after years of vexatious litigation, according to a state bar filing.

Newbury Park attorney disbarred following misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 29, 2017, 8:00am

Newbury Park attorney Kenneth Asher Amirian has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations he violated codes of business and professional conduct in a single client matter, according to a recent decision.

Stockton attorney attorney disbarred following allegations of misconduct in personal injury case

Karen Kidd Sep. 28, 2017, 10:00am

Stockton attorney Robert Glen V. Campbell has been disbarred by the California State Bar following five counts of professional conduct and business code violations in a single client matter, in which he did not appear at trial to contest, according to a recent decision.

New York attorney disbarred following bank larceny conviction

Karen Kidd Sep. 27, 2017, 10:00am

New York attorney Richard Leo Denman has been disbarred by the California State Bar following a conviction on a misdemeanor charge of bank larceny, according to a recent decision.

La Jolla attorney disbarred following misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 24, 2017, 8:00am

La Jolla attorney Amy Lauren McDonald has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations involving three counts of misconduct in a single client matter, none of which she contested, according to a recent decision.

Nevada attorney disbarred following misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 3:00pm

Nevada attorney Mary Lynn Wyatt has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations involving 16 counts of misconduct in two client matters, none of which she contested, according to a recent decision.

El Dorado Hills attorney disbarred by default over 11 counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00am

El Dorado Hills attorney Reginald Arthur Dunn has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 11 counts of professional conduct and business code violations in two client matters, according to a recent decision.

Glendale attorney disbarred following allegations of skimming genocide victims' settlement

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 12:00pm

Glendale attorney Rita Mahdessian, part of a husband-and-wife legal team accused of skimming $1 million from settlements of unpaid life insurance policies of Armenian Genocide victims, has been disbarred by the California State Bar, according to a recent decision.

L.A. attorney disbarred following multiple counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 10:05am

Los Angeles attorney Francesca Angela de la Flor, admitted to the bar more than 40 years ago, has been disbarred by the California State Bar after being found culpable of multiple counts of misconduct, according to a recent decision.

L.A. attorney disbarred following admission to serious misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 10:01am

Los Angeles attorney Andrew James Stern, who has practiced for more than 45 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar after admitting to eight counts of serious misconduct, according to a recent decision.

State bar court dismisses disciplinary matter against Oakland attorney

Karen Kidd Sep. 13, 2017, 8:00am

Disciplinary claims against Oakland attorney Peter Yeu Lee Chao, charged with presenting an unwarranted claim and maintaining an unjust action during a protracted civil litigation, have been dismissed, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

State bar opposes L.A. attorney's relief from suspension

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 4:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Drago Charles Baric will remain under suspension based on an Aug. 3 California State Bar's recommendation to the California Supreme Court order after finding he had not been rehabilitated following disciplines handed down nearly six years ago.

Auburn attorney disbarred following allegations of misconduct involving two clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 10:00am

Auburn attorney Jamie Edwards Quadra has been disbarred by the California State Bar following 17 counts of misconduct involving two clients in client matters, according to a recent decision

California legal climate among nation's worst, survey says

Karen Kidd Sep. 11, 2017, 9:00pm

California's lawsuit climate is bad and isn't getting any better, according to a video by Faces of Lawsuit Abuse, a project of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, which owns this publication.

New survey ranks California's lawsuit climate 47th worst in the nation

Karen Kidd Sep. 11, 2017, 9:00pm

Litigation over a small businessman's pursuit of the perfect kitty litter scoop is one example of why the lawsuit climate in California continues to rank low compared to other states, according to a survey released this week.

Indio attorney's misconduct charges dismissed

Karen Kidd Sep. 10, 2017, 12:00pm

Allegations of misconduct against Indio attorney Jerry Steven Morgan, including charges that arose from a 2007 gang-related shooting case, have been dismissed for lack of

Downey attorney exonerated in bankruptcy case allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 9, 2017, 8:00am

A disciplinary action against Downey attorney Michael Anthony Rivera, accused of

Bakersfield attorney disbarred following allegations of misappropriating nearly $1 million

Karen Kidd Sep. 8, 2017, 8:00am

Bakersfield attorney Heather June Christiansen Stanley has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations that in 2013 she misappropriated nearly $1 million that she was supposed to hold in trust on behalf of a client, according to a recent decision.