State Bar of California News

California State Bar says it is working to grow fund that provides legal aid grants

By Keri Carbaugh | Feb 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The California State Bar is pushing efforts to increase interest rates on the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), a fund that helps in part to provide legal aid grants.

San Francisco attorney faces possible disbarment for allegedly impersonating another lawyer

By Karen Kidd | Feb 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco attorney Christopher Matthew Weidinger faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations he has impersonated another attorney multiple times since 2013.

Westminster attorney faces suspension, probation following alleged copyright infringement

By Karen Kidd | Feb 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Westminster attorney Lenore LuAnn Albert could face a largely stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations of misconduct in two client matters.

Sacramento attorney faces disbarment over seven counts of misconduct in a single client matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Sacramento attorney William Buckner Menn II faces disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation regarding seven counts of misconduct involving a single client matter.

Los Angeles attorney faces disbarment over four counts of misconduct in a single client matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

Los Angeles attorney Kyle Sheldon Hackett faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over four counts of misconduct in a single client matter.

West Covina attorney faces possible suspension for misconduct in divorce case

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — West Covina attorney Gabriel Castellanos faces a possible mostly stayed suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over seven counts of misconduct in a single matter.

State bar court public reproves L. A. attorney over demand letter drafted while ineligible

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

State bar court public reproves L. A. attorney over demand letter drafted while ineligible

Westlake Village attorney faces disbarment over 5 counts of misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Longtime Westlake Village attorney Ira Cohen faces disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation on misconduct charges.

Santa Monica attorney faces suspension for allegedly accepting settlement offers for dead client

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Santa Monica attorney Edmond Elias Salem faces disbarment following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations he settled a case on behalf of a deceased client.

San Diego attorney faces possible suspension over Las Vegas disorderly conduct conviction

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Diego attorney David Leon Speckman faces possible suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation regarding his misdemeanor conviction for disorderly conduct in Las Vegas.

Longtime Bakersfield attorney faces suspension over alleged ethical violations

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Bakersfield attorney Gregory Henrick Mitts faces possible suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over 12 counts of misconduct in three separate client matters and a probation condition.

Glendale attorney faces disbarment by default following plea to not paying an innkeeper

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2019

Glendale attorney Judy Unkyung Paik faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation and her conviction in the Los Angeles County Superior Court of defrauding an innkeeper by nonpayment.

Beverly Hills attorney faces possible suspension over alleged misconduct in workers' comp case

By Karen Kidd | Dec 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Beverly Hills attorney Bob Babak Khakshooy faces possible suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations stemming from a workers' compensation case.

San Rafael attorney faces possible disbarment by default for alleged probation noncompliance

By Karen Kidd | Dec 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Rafael attorney Barbara Truman Zorr faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation for allegedly failing to comply with terms of a previous probation.

San Diego attorney faces possible disbarment by default over 7 misconduct counts

By Karen Kidd | Dec 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Diego attorney Michael John Brown faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over seven counts of misconduct in two client matters.

Santa Ana attorney faces possible disbarment over multiple misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | Dec 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Santa Ana attorney K. D. Hughes-Cione faces possible disbarment following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over serious misconduct in multiple client matters.

California bar court backs largely stayed suspension for Modesto attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Modesto attorney Jakrun S. Sodhi faces a possible stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation in multiple client matters.

California state bar court recommends Virginia attorney be disbarred by default

By Karen Kidd | Nov 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Virginia attorney Wayne Richard Hartke faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation and suspension in his home state after appearing drunk at a conference.

State bar court recommends stayed suspension, probation for Beverly Hills attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Beverly Hills attorney Tristram Thomas Buckley faces possible stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegedly unreported sanctions.

State bar court recommends stayed suspension, probation for L.A. attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Los Angeles attorney Lottie Wolfe Cohen faces a possible stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over multiple allegations of misconduct in two separate client matters.

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