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Virginia attorney disbarred by default in California following multiple disciplines

By Karen Kidd | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Falls Church, Virginia attorney Wayne Richard Hartke has been disbarred by default following a California Supreme Court order and suspension in his home state after allegedly appearing drunk during a seminar.

Longtime Westlake Village attorney disbarred, ordered to pay more than $6,000 in restitution to client

By Karen Kidd | Apr 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Westlake Village attorney Ira Cohen has been disbarred following an April 10 California Supreme Court order over allegations that included failure to communicate with a client, according to a recent announcement issued by The State Bar of California.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred for allegedly unlawfully obtaining Whole Foods' food without paying for it

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Los Angeles attorney Judy Unkyung Paik has been disbarred by default following an April 10 California Supreme Court order after she was convicted of defrauding an innkeeper, according to a recent announcement issued by The State Bar of California.

Supreme Court revokes Beverly Hills attorney's probation, suspends him for six months

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Beverly Hills attorney Franklin Samuel Adler faces six months of suspension following recent California Supreme Court orders for probation violations, according to a recent announcement issued by the State Bar of California.

San Pedro attorney disbarred for serially filing bankruptcy cases trying to hang onto home

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – San Pedro attorney Drago Charles Baric has been disbarred following an April 10 California Supreme Court order for serially filing personal bankruptcy cases, according to a recent announcement issued by The State Bar of California.

Longtime San Rafael attorney disbarred by default for alleged probation noncompliance

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime San Rafael attorney Barbara Truman Zorr has been disbarred by default following an April 10 California Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to comply with probation conditions, according to a recent announcement issued by The State Bar of California.

Texas attorney ordered to pay millions in alleged loan modification scam disbarred in California

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Fort Worth, Texas attorney Chance Edward Gordon, slapped with an $8.6 million federal judgment over his loan modification services and who exhibited "outrageous behavior" during an official investigation, has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court order.

Supreme Court stays, remands Redlands attorney's disbarment after complainant recants

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Redlands attorney James DeAguilera, former Loma Linda city manager and city planning director who represented supporters of a losing marijuana ballot initiative in 2017, may get his disbarment earlier this year turned around following a complainant's apparent recantation.

Disbarment recommended for San Luis Obispo attorney who allegedly didn't comply with probation conditions

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – San Luis Obispo attorney Stephen Christopher Ronca faces possible disbarment by default following a Feb. 28 California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with probation conditions.

Modesto attorney on probation after most allegations against him are dismissed

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Modesto attorney Jakrun S. Sodhi is on probation following a March 6 California Supreme Court order and allegations of misconduct in multiple client matters.

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.

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