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.

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.

One disciplinary matter, which is abated, and two investigations are pending against Wilson, and the state bar's client security fund has paid no claims as a result of his alleged misconduct, according to the seven-page decision and order of involuntary inactive enrollment issued July 11 by the state bar court.

Wilson was publicly reproved with conditions in April 2017 for failing to return a client's file and failing to cooperate with the state bar.

The state bar's recommendation that Wilson be disbarred 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 can request further review within the state bar court.

Wilson failed to participate in person or via counsel and state bar's decision and order for disbarment was entered by default. In such cases, in which an attorney fails to participate in a California State Bar disciplinary proceeding despite adequate notice and opportunity, the bar invokes Rule 5.85, which provides the procedure for the state bar to recommend an attorney's disbarment.

The state bar's entry for default was entered in February.

The state bar court's recommendation included an involuntary inactive enrollment order that rendered Wilson involuntarily enrolled as an inactive member of the State Bar of California. That order was effective three calendar days after service, according to the recommendation.

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

Wilson was admitted to the California bar Dec. 2, 2011, according to his profile at the state bar website.

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