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Stayed suspension, probation recommended for Los Angeles attorney

Karen Kidd Nov. 15, 2017, 2:37pm

Los Angeles attorney Jeffrey Allen Lewiston faces stayed suspension and probation following a California State Bar recommendation regarding 14 counts of misconduct in seven client matters in states where Lewiston is not licensed to practice law and which ended with a Federal Trade Commission investigation in 2013.

Goleta attorney recommended for disbarment following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Nov. 10, 2017, 6:26am

Goleta attorney John Francis Shellabarger faces disbarment following a recent California State Bar recommendation over allegations he violated probation conditions previously imposed by the California Supreme Court.

Redlands attorney who represented marijuana initiative faces disbarment

Karen Kidd Nov. 8, 2017, 10:00am

Redlands attorney James DeAguilera, a former Loma Linda planning director who represented supporters of a losing marijuana ballot initiative earlier this year, faces disbarment following a California State Bar decision regarding 13 counts of misconduct in four client matters.

Orange County prosecutor faces one-year suspension for allegedly withholding evidence

Karen Kidd Nov. 7, 2017, 2:38pm

Santa Ana attorney and Orange County deputy district attorney Sandra Lee Nassar faces a year of suspension following a California State Bar ruling over allegations she failed to turn over her inmate client's mail that she'd secretly collected prior to trial to defense counsel.

Santa Monica attorney to be reproved for unauthorized practice of law in Arizona

Karen Kidd Nov. 5, 2017, 12:00pm

Santa Monica attorney Cynthia Ann Futter has been recommended for private reproval with public disclosure by the California State Bar following her 2015 discipline before the Arizona State Bar for unauthorized practice of law in that state, according to a recent filing.

Sacramento attorney to be reproved following conviction for resisting officer

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

Sacramento attorney Andrew E. Benzinger has been recommended for private reproval with public disclosure by the California State Bar following his conviction on a charge of resisting or obstructing a police officer.

Rancho Santa Margarita attorney's suspension imposed following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Nov. 4, 2017, 8:00am

Rancho Santa Margarita attorney Frank Edward Goseco is under a previously stayed two-year suspension following an order by the California State Bar after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation following alcohol-related convictions.

Hawaii attorney's suspension imposed following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Nov. 3, 2017, 2:00pm

Honolulu attorney Earle Arthur Partington, practicing in California for almost 48 years, is under a previously stayed suspension following an order by the California State Bar after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred over alleged misconduct in patent, trademark matter

Karen Kidd Nov. 2, 2017, 8:00am

Los Angeles attorney Andrew Yoshiteru Schroeder has been disbarred by the California State Bar following five counts of misconduct in a single client matter that involved the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to a recent filing.

San Pedro attorney disbarred after failing to comply with probation terms

Karen Kidd Nov. 1, 2017, 1:31am

San Pedro attorney Robert Arthur Degrell has been disbarred by the California State Bar after failing to comply with condition of his probation imposed in 2011 after admitting to misconduct, including misappropriation of client funds, in four separate cases.

Utah attorney disbarred for failing to comply after domestic violence guilty plea

Karen Kidd Oct. 21, 2017, 10:00am

Attorney McKinley Dirk Eastmond of Sandy, Utah, practicing in California for 39 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar for allegedly failing to comply with requirements in a previous discipline handed down last year following his domestic violence guilty plea.

Attorney disbarred in Arizona, California following multiple misconduct counts

Karen Kidd Oct. 20, 2017, 10:00am

Attorney Robert Lindsay Earle Jr., of Sedona, Arizona, practicing 42 years in California, has been disbarred by the California State Bar following the Arizona Supreme Court's decision to disbar the attorney earlier this year.

Public defender faces suspension following 2015 court sanction for abandoning client

Karen Kidd Oct. 20, 2017, 8:00am

Long Beach attorney and deputy public defender Delia Marie Metoyer faces 30 days of suspension following a California State Bar decision after being found culpable on three counts of misconduct in the case of a client she was sanctioned for abandoning.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred following 9 counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Oct. 18, 2017, 5:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Brendt Curtis Butler has been disbarred by default by the California State Bar following nine counts of misconduct stemming from two correlated client matters, according to a recent state bar filing.

Santa Ana attorney disbarred over misappropriation, other allegations

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

Santa Ana attorney John Thomas Dzialo has been disbarred by the California State Bar following four counts of misconduct, including misappropriation, in a single client matter, according to a recent state bar filing.

San Francisco lawyer recommended for partially stayed suspension over immigration case misconduct

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

San Francisco attorney Frank Patrick Sprouls faces a six-month suspension following a California State Bar filing after being found culpable in three counts of misconduct in a single client matter.

Tarzana attorney disbarred over multiple misconduct counts in single client matter

Karen Kidd Oct. 17, 2017, 2:22pm

Tarzana attorney Steven C. Wilheim has been disbarred by the California State Bar following five counts of misconduct in a single client matter, according to a recent state bar filing.

Brea attorney recommended for partially stayed suspension over 16 counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Oct. 17, 2017, 1:35pm

Brea attorney Dennis Patrick O'Connell has been recommended to receive a partially stayed three-year suspension and probation by the California State Bar after being found culpable in 16 counts of misconduct in four client matters, according to a recent filing.

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.

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.