State Bar of California News

California State Bar Court recommends disbarment for Auburn attorney

By Karen Kidd | Aug 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Auburn attorney Wendell Dean Peters faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation over fifteen counts of misconduct in two consolidated notices of disciplinary action

Alameda attorney faces disbarment after allegedly misappropriating $28,350

By Karen Kidd | Aug 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Alameda attorney Mogeeb Weiss faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation over eight counts of misconduct.

Santa Ana attorney 'fine' with possible disbarment by default

By Karen Kidd | Aug 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Santa Ana attorney Scott Bunker Hayward faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failing to comply with conditions of a prior disciplinary probation and he's "fine" with it.

Convicted murderer's attorney faces disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Aug 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Hemet attorney Laura Anita Ozols, counsel to a now-convicted murderer in a Riverside cold case, faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation and she says she doesn't want to be "bugged" about it.

California Bar recommends disbarment of attorney following disbarment in North Dakota

By Karen Kidd | Aug 8, 2018

Attorney Nicole Ellan Foster, admitted to the California bar more than seven years ago, faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation.

Dixon attorney faces possible stayed suspension, probation for allegedly lying to judge

By Karen Kidd | Aug 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Dixon attorney Dane Allen Besneatte faces probation following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly lied to a judge in 2012 about why his client didn't attend a trial conference.

Bermuda Dunes attorney receives mostly stayed suspension, probation for allege reproval violations

By Karen Kidd | Aug 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Bermuda Dunes attorney Keith B. Bardellini faces a mostly stayed suspension and probation following a California State Bar Court recommendation over alleged violation of a 2016 private reproval.

Beverly Hills attorney faces possible stayed suspension, probation over alleged probation violations

By Karen Kidd | Aug 4, 2018

A Beverly Hills attorney allegedly failed to notify clients, co-counsel and others of his suspension last summer and failed to comply with the conditions of probation.

Los Angeles attorney faces possible suspension, probation following disbarment by U.S. Tax Court

By Karen Kidd | Aug 4, 2018

The California State Bar Court recommendation would overturn the 2015 disbarment of a Los Angeles attorney from U.S. Tax Court.

Coronado attorney faces disbarment by default over noncompliance with public reproval conditions

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Coronado attorney Blake Edward Wilson faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with conditions attached to a prior public reproval.

Riverside attorney faces disbarment by default over multiple misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Riverside attorney Keith Alan Kelly faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation over multiple counts of misconduct in a single client matter.

Ohio attorney disbarred after allegedly failing to comply with probation requirements

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Ohio attorney Raymond Thomas Lee III, admitted to the bar in California more than eight years ago, faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with probation requirements.

Victorville attorney faces disbarment; misappropriated more than $10,000

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Victorville attorney Patrick Thomas Nichols faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation over multiple counts of alleged misconduct in two client matters.

California Bar Court recommends disbarment for New York attorney imprisoned in bribery scandal

By Karen Kidd | Jul 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — New York attorney Benjamin Yu, admitted to the bar in California 12 years ago and disbarred in New York in 2016, faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation over Yu's alleged part in an East Coast bribery scandal.

Longtime Orange attorney faces suspension over alleged misappropriation, trust fund issues

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Orange attorney Thomas Matthew Gieser, practicing in California for more than 42 years, faces suspension following a California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations of misappropriation and failure to maintain client funds in trust.

Minneapolis attorney faces reciprocal discipline in California

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Minneapolis attorney Lynne Ann Torgerson faces reciprocal discipline following a California State Bar Court recommendation after her 2015 suspension in Minnesota.

Former federal prosecutor ruled fit to practice again in California

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Once-disbarred former assistant U.S. attorney G. Paul Howes, disciplined over alleged ethical misconduct as federal prosecutor in prominent cases during the 1980s and 1990s, is again fit to practice law in California, according to a recent decision.

Atherton attorney faces disbarment following felony domestic battery conviction

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Atherton attorney Justin J Kim faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation after his conviction on felony domestic battery and other charges.

Alhambra attorney faces disbarment by default following allegations in two client matters

By Karen Kidd | Jul 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Ontario attorney Eric Moises Camiling faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation over nine counts of professional conduct rules violations in two client matters.

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