Rancho Palos Verdes attorney faces suspension after failing to comply with state high court order

By Karen Kidd | Dec 7, 2017

Rancho Palos Verdes attorney Kevin Renard Taylor faces a partially stayed suspension and probation following a California State Bar Court recommendation after his suspension about a year ago by the California Supreme Court.

The state bar court recommended Taylor receive a stayed two-year suspension and be placed on three years probation with one year of actual suspension, according to the 15-page decision issued Nov. 27 by the bar court

Taylor was alleged to have not filed a required declaration and to timely comply with a California Supreme Court order, according to the decision. Taylor admitted to his failure to timely comply with the high court's order, according to the decision signed by State Bar Court Judge Yvette D. Roland.

The state bar's decision is pending final action by the California Supreme Court, an appeal before the state bar's review department or  expiration of time in which parties may request further review within the state bar court.

Taylor's recommended discipline was among the dispositions filed earlier this month by the state bar court's hearing department for  November.  

Taylor was admitted to the bar in California on Jan. 29, 2004, according to his profile at the state bar website

In December 2016, the state high court handed down a two-year stayed suspension against Taylor with a two-year probation that included a year of actual suspension, according to the decision. Taylor was required to produce an affidavit within 40 days showing he had fully complied with the order but failed to do so, according to the decision. Taylor maintained his failure to comply with the requirement had not been willful, that it was "due to his extreme emotional difficulties and his belief that his landlord held his mail dated early January and February until mid-April due to a dispute over his office rent," the decision said.

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