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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.

Newbury Park attorney disbarred following misconduct allegations

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

Newbury Park attorney Kenneth Asher Amirian has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations he violated codes of business and professional conduct in a single client matter, according to a recent decision.

Stockton attorney attorney disbarred following allegations of misconduct in personal injury case

Karen Kidd Sep. 28, 2017, 10:00am

Stockton attorney Robert Glen V. Campbell has been disbarred by the California State Bar following five counts of professional conduct and business code violations in a single client matter, in which he did not appear at trial to contest, according to a recent decision.

California Supreme Court remands case involving license plate readers

Dee Thompson Sep. 27, 2017, 12:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court has largely upheld but remanded, the American Civil Liberties Union's license plate reader data request case.

New York attorney disbarred following bank larceny conviction

Karen Kidd Sep. 27, 2017, 10:00am

New York attorney Richard Leo Denman has been disbarred by the California State Bar following a conviction on a misdemeanor charge of bank larceny, according to a recent decision.

La Jolla attorney disbarred following misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 24, 2017, 8:00am

La Jolla attorney Amy Lauren McDonald has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations involving three counts of misconduct in a single client matter, none of which she contested, according to a recent decision.

Nevada attorney disbarred following misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 3:00pm

Nevada attorney Mary Lynn Wyatt has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations involving 16 counts of misconduct in two client matters, none of which she contested, according to a recent decision.

El Dorado Hills attorney disbarred by default over 11 counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00am

El Dorado Hills attorney Reginald Arthur Dunn has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 11 counts of professional conduct and business code violations in two client matters, according to a recent decision.

Glendale attorney disbarred following allegations of skimming genocide victims' settlement

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 12:00pm

Glendale attorney Rita Mahdessian, part of a husband-and-wife legal team accused of skimming $1 million from settlements of unpaid life insurance policies of Armenian Genocide victims, has been disbarred by the California State Bar, according to a recent decision.

L.A. attorney disbarred following multiple counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 10:05am

Los Angeles attorney Francesca Angela de la Flor, admitted to the bar more than 40 years ago, has been disbarred by the California State Bar after being found culpable of multiple counts of misconduct, according to a recent decision.

L.A. attorney disbarred following admission to serious misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 10:01am

Los Angeles attorney Andrew James Stern, who has practiced for more than 45 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar after admitting to eight counts of serious misconduct, according to a recent decision.