Encino attorney suspended for practicing with inactive license

By Olivia Olsen | May 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The State Bar Court of California recently suspended David Andrew Seeley, an Encino attorney, for filing court documents on behalf of a client while on suspension for failing to pay his California State Bar membership dues or adhere to the terms of a private reproval.

According to the March 1 order, Seeley did not pay his membership dues by Feb. 1, 2015. A final notice of non-payment was mailed to him on March 6, 2015 to inform him that he would be suspended on July 1, 2015 if he failed to pay. Seeley allegedly failed to pay his dues after receiving the notice, and the suspension was ordered. 

Shortly after his suspension went into effect, the attorney filed two motions on behalf of a client. Later that month, the attorney reported his actions to the state bar. However, he still did not pay his dues until August and was reinstated on the August 14.

In the second matter, Seeley failed to adhere to the terms of a private reproval order. The attorney allegedly did not set up and initial meeting with the State Bar’s Office of Probation until several days after he was ordered to. Additionally, he did not submit the necessary quarterly reports to the state bar on time and did not give proof of completion of ethics school or the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam.

The attorney will serve a 30-day suspension followed by a one-year probation.

Seeley has been a member of the California State Bar since 1977. The 68-year-old attorney is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School.

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