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Santa Monica attorney receives stayed suspension after unintended client trust account disparities

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 4:00pm

Santa Monica attorney Mona Falah faces a stayed three years' suspension, three years' probation and two years of actual suspension following poor accounting that resulted in disparities in her client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Appeals court rules Lakers' insurance company need not cover TCPA settlement

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 1:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – An Indiana-based insurance company won't have to cover a Los Angeles Lakers' settlement of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action following a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the lawsuit was excepted in the team's policy.

Arcadia attorney disbarred over five counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 8:00am

Arcadia attorney Yen Hoang Thi Nguyen has been disbarred by the California State Bar over with five counts of misconduct involving one client matter, according to a recent decision.

Vista attorney faces suspension following fee dispute with client

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Vista attorney Catherine Irene Denevi faces suspension after withdrawing funds from her client trust account during a fee dispute with her client, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Ozark attorney disbarred following suspension for commingling personal, client funds

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

Ozark attorney Scott C. Hinote's has been disbarred following an Aug. 16 Missouri Supreme Court order handed down less than a year after Hinote was suspended for commingled personal and client funds in both his operating and trust accounts.

Mission Hills attorney faces stayed suspension over multiple misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Aug. 28, 2017, 4:00pm

Mission Hills attorney Lauro Nick Pacheco Jr. faces a stayed suspension of two years regarding more than two dozen counts of misconduct, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

L.A. attorney privately reproved following series of alcohol, substance abuse incidents

Karen Kidd Aug. 27, 2017, 12:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Raj Tanden has been privately reproved after a series of alcohol and other substance abuse-related incidents that began in 2010, including two DUI convictions, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Walnut Creek attorney gets stayed suspension for failing to maintain required trust account balance

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 12:00pm

Walnut Creek attorney Steven Lewis Weiner faces a stayed suspension of two years for multiple counts of misconduct for failing to maintain a required balance in his client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

San Diego attorney disbarred over six alleged ethical violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 10:00am

San Diego attorney Mary Frances Prevost has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations of six ethical violations in two client matters, according to a recent decision.

Palm Springs attorney disbarred for allegedly violating court rule

Karen Kidd Aug. 25, 2017, 12:34pm

Palm Springs attorney George Steven Wass has been disbarred by the California State Bar for allegedly violating a court rule after two suspensions were handed down against him in previous disciplines, according to a recent decision.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 21, 2017, 12:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Joseph Frieden Hanan has been disbarred by the California State Bar following alleged probation violations stemming from a private reproval he received in 2014, according to a recent decision.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred over allegations in two bankruptcy cases

Karen Kidd Aug. 19, 2017, 10:00am

Los Angeles attorney Kenneth William Szalonek has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 12 counts of alleged business and professional conduct violations in two separate bankruptcy client matters, according to a recent decision.

Palo Alto attorney disbarred for failing to meet continuing legal education requirement

Karen Kidd Aug. 18, 2017, 10:00am

Palo Alto attorney Zollie S S Stringer III has been disbarred by the California State Bar for not complying with the state bar's minimum continuing legal education requirement, according to a recent decision.

Beverly Hills attorney disbarred following nine counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 18, 2017, 8:00am

Beverly Hills attorney Gail Judith Higgins, has been disbarred by the California State Bar following nine counts of misconduct involving two separate client matter, according to a recent decision.

Arizona attorney disbarred following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 17, 2017, 8:00am

Arizona attorney Suzanne Kae Biely, practicing law in California for about 25 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over probation violations stemming from a 2015 discipline, according to a recent decision.

Sanger attorney disbarred following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 16, 2017, 3:00pm

Sanger attorney Daniel Americo Bruce has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 13 counts of misconduct stemming his alleged failure to fulfill probation requirements imposed in January of last year, according to a recent decision.

San Gabriel attorney disbarred by default over single count of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 16, 2017, 12:00pm

San Gabriel attorney Jeffrey Hans Leo, practicing law for more than 40 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over a single count of misconduct in one client matter, according to a recent decision.

Hanford attorney disbarred following 14 counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 15, 2017, 8:00am

Hanford attorney Steven Christopher Rivas has been disbarred over allegations he mishandled funds between his client trust and operating accounts in a traffic accident case in which he represented relatives of his, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

SANDAG 2011 review on emissions said to ignore 'elephant in the room'

Karen Kidd Aug. 2, 2017, 3:03pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)'s 2011 environmental impact review of Cleveland National Forest development ignores "the elephant in the room", said the lone dissenter in a much-anticipated and recently decided California Supreme Court ruling. "

Beverly Hills attorney disbarred over five counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 2, 2017, 10:00am

Beverly Hills attorney Jacqueline A. Mangum has been disbarred by the California State Bar over five counts of misconduct, including failing to provide a client with an accounting of a $17,600 advance fee, according to a recent decision.