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Inactively enrolled San Jose attorney disbarred over misconduct

Karen Kidd Jul. 31, 2017, 8:00am

San Jose attorney Vi Katerina Tran has been disbarred by the California State Bar over four counts of misconduct stemming from a single client matter and other allegations, according to a recent decision.

Beverly Hills attorney disbarred over misconduct

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

Beverly Hills attorney Martin Ian Cutler has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations of misconduct, not complying with a court order and failing to comply with disciplinary probation, according to a recent decision.

Tennessee attorney practicing in California disbarred over two counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Jul. 28, 2017, 8:00am

Tennessee attorney Joseph D. Gumina, practicing in California four years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over two counts of misconduct involving a single client matter, according to a recent decision.

San Francisco attorney disbarred for commingling, other allegations

Karen Kidd Jul. 27, 2017, 8:00am

San Francisco attorney Bryan L. Robinson has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 11 counts of allegations against him, including commingling more than $50,000 between his personal and client trust funds, according to a recent decision.

Escondido attorney receives mild discipline after ineffective counsel complaint

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 3:52pm

Escondido attorney Kevin Alan Bove received "discipline on the low-end of that prescribed" after an ineffective counsel complaint filed against him over his handling of an 11-year-old immigration case, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Pasadena attorney faces suspension for allegedly providing illegal loan modification services

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 2:01pm

Pasadena attorney Stephen Rawliegh Golden face a year of suspension and an order to pay restitution in what he allegedly called foreclosure defense litigation that turned out to be an illegal loan modification services, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Irvine attorney on probation after admitting to mishandling personal injury case

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 1:18pm

Irvine attorney Klayton Khishaveh is on two years' probation with one year of actual suspension after handling a personal injury client's case so poorly that the statute of limitations ran out, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Oak View attorney suspended after allegedly abandoning clients in Nevada

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 1:11pm

Oak View attorney James Andre Boles received a stayed suspension for one year and placed on two years' probation after he allegedly abandoned two clients in Nevada in 2011, for which he was disciplined in that state, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred after probation violation

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 12:56pm

Los Angeles attorney Dane Paul Miller has been disbarred following alleged probation violations after mishandling a more than $18,000 medical malpractice case settlement, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Nevada attorney reinstated in California following federal home loan modification scam allegations

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 12:48pm

The suspension of Nevada attorney Brandon L. Moreno, who in 2010 settled Federal Trade Commission allegations of about false claims in a consumer loan modifications case, has been lifted, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

L.A. attorney received public reproval

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 12:25pm

Los Angeles attorney Keith Goffney, currently ineligible to practice law in California, received a public reproval after being charged with six counts of misconduct, including unauthorized practice of law that he tried not to do, according to a recent state bar filing.

Beverly Hills attorney disbarred after allegedly misappropriating $8,300 from bankruptcy client

Karen Kidd Jul. 26, 2017, 8:00am

Beverly Hills attorney Gene W. Chang has been disbarred by the California State Bar after he lied to a client about where more than $8,000 went during a bankruptcy proceeding, according to a recent decision.

Daly City attorney disbarred after not complying with state bar requirements

Karen Kidd Jul. 25, 2017, 4:00pm

Daly City attorney William Hardy Noble has been disbarred by the California State Bar after 12 years of periodically not cooperating with the state bar and complying with continuing education requirements, according to a recent decision.

Pasadena attorney disbarred over seven counts of moral turpitude

Karen Kidd Jul. 24, 2017, 9:00am

Pasadena attorney Shant Ohanian has been disbarred by the California State Bar over multiple allegations he fabricated documents, including checks and settlement amounts in the cases of separate clients he represented, according to a recent decision.

San Francisco attorney disbarred after probation violations

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2017, 10:00am

San Francisco attorney Alice Brown Traeg has been disbarred by the California State Bar for violating conditions of probation imposed on her by the California Supreme Court in May 2016 following more than 30 years of discipline-free practice, according to a recent decision.

Texas attorney disbarred in California for probation violations

Karen Kidd Jul. 21, 2017, 3:48pm

San Antonio attorney Abel Hernandez, practicing in California for 25 years, has been disbarred by the state bar after failing to comply with probation conditions of a disciplinary probation imposed by the California Supreme Court, according to a recent decision.

Carmichael attorney suspended for 10 counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Jul. 10, 2017, 1:54pm

Carmichael attorney Robert Norik Kitay is under 18-month suspension for multiple counts of misconduct, including using his law firm email account during a previous period of suspension, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Cathedral City attorney recommended for disbarment over alleged ethical violations

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 1:30pm

A Riverside County attorney has been recommended for disbarment by the California State Bar over "numerous violations of his ethical obligations," according to a May 18 state bar decision.

Fremont attorney disbarred over protracted legal battle with ex-wife

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 1:13pm

A Fremont attorney has been disbarred by the California State Bar over alleged misconduct in his almost decade-long legal battle with his ex-wife. "

State bar revokes Anaheim attorney's probation over continuing education

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 12:58pm

Anaheim attorney Clifford Nelson Schuster faces a one-year suspension after he failed to comply with the conditions of his probation handed down more than a year ago for not completing required continuing education before he was audited, according to a recent California State Bar filing.