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Santa Barbara attorney faces disbarment by default following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Nov. 12, 2017, 12:04pm

Santa Barbara attorney and former Mendocino County district attorney Joseph Dulles Allen faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar decision for alleged probation violations.

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.

San Francisco attorney alleges constitutional immunity in disbarment proceeding

Karen Kidd Nov. 1, 2017, 12:00pm

San Francisco attorney Albert Miklos Kun, practicing law for more than 44 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over multiple counts of misconduct, despite his contention that the state bar is constitutionally barred from disciplining him.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State bar court dismisses disciplinary matter against Oakland attorney

Karen Kidd Sep. 13, 2017, 8:00am

Disciplinary claims against Oakland attorney Peter Yeu Lee Chao, charged with presenting an unwarranted claim and maintaining an unjust action during a protracted civil litigation, have been dismissed, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Auburn attorney disbarred following allegations of misconduct involving two clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 10:00am

Auburn attorney Jamie Edwards Quadra has been disbarred by the California State Bar following 17 counts of misconduct involving two clients in client matters, according to a recent decision

Indio attorney's misconduct charges dismissed

Karen Kidd Sep. 10, 2017, 12:00pm

Allegations of misconduct against Indio attorney Jerry Steven Morgan, including charges that arose from a 2007 gang-related shooting case, have been dismissed for lack of

Downey attorney exonerated in bankruptcy case allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 9, 2017, 8:00am

A disciplinary action against Downey attorney Michael Anthony Rivera, accused of

Bakersfield attorney disbarred following allegations of misappropriating nearly $1 million

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

Bakersfield attorney Heather June Christiansen Stanley has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations that in 2013 she misappropriated nearly $1 million that she was supposed to hold in trust on behalf of a client, according to a recent decision.

Santa Monica attorney receives stayed suspension after unintended client trust account disparities

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 4:00pm

Santa Monica attorney Mona Falah faces a stayed three years' suspension, three years' probation and two years of actual suspension following poor accounting that resulted in disparities in her client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Vista attorney faces suspension following fee dispute with client

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Vista attorney Catherine Irene Denevi faces suspension after withdrawing funds from her client trust account during a fee dispute with her client, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Mission Hills attorney faces stayed suspension over multiple misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Aug. 28, 2017, 4:00pm

Mission Hills attorney Lauro Nick Pacheco Jr. faces a stayed suspension of two years regarding more than two dozen counts of misconduct, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Walnut Creek attorney gets stayed suspension for failing to maintain required trust account balance

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 12:00pm

Walnut Creek attorney Steven Lewis Weiner faces a stayed suspension of two years for multiple counts of misconduct for failing to maintain a required balance in his client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Beverly Hills attorney disbarred over five counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 2, 2017, 10:00am

Beverly Hills attorney Jacqueline A. Mangum has been disbarred by the California State Bar over five counts of misconduct, including failing to provide a client with an accounting of a $17,600 advance fee, according to a recent decision.

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.