SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Attorney Homer Lynn Harris may have his disciplinary probation revoked and be suspended for two years following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation.
The state bar court found that Harris, a Lawrenceville, Georgia, lawyer who was admitted to the bar in California almost five years ago, willfully failed to comply with the conditions of his probation handed down last year, according to the court's 11-page order granting motion to revoke probation issued Sept. 13. The court recommended Harris be suspended for two years and until he establishes his rehabilitation, fitness to practice and other conditions.
The state bar's recommendation 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.
Harris' recommended discipline was among the dispositions filed by the state bar court's hearing department for September.
Harris was admitted to the bar in California on Dec. 4, 2003, according to his profile at the state bar's website.
In September 2017, Harris, then 68, was suspended for six months and placed on two years probation after he stipulated to repeatedly commingled client trust funds and used the account to pay personal expenses, according to information on his state bar profile. Harris also was required to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination and pass the state bar's ethics and client trust accounting school exams.
Harris had no prior record of discipline over his 10-year career.
In July, the state bar's probation office filed a motion to have Harris' two year disciplinary probation revoked after he failed to timely submit quarterly reports.
"(Harris') failure to rectify the present misconduct by belatedly filing his first three probation reports once the probation office filed the present motion to revoke probation establishes [his] indifference towards rectification," the court's order said. "That indifference is an aggravating circumstance."
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