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Irvine attorney faces disbarment following DUI convictions

Discipline

By Karen Kidd | Jul 11, 2019


SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Irvine attorney Garfield Langmuir-Logan faces disbarment following a recent California Supreme Court order and his multiple DUI convictions, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

The court issued its disbarment order June 24 and Langmuir-Logan's effective disbarment date will be July 24, according to a recent announcement on the State Bar of California's website. The court also ordered Langmuir-Logan to pay costs.

Langmuir-Logan was admitted to the bar in California on Nov. 29, 1979, according to his profile at the state bar website.

Langmuir-Logan history of convictions dating back to December 2006 when he was convicted of misdemeanor disturbing the peace - loud noise, according to the 11-page decision and order of involuntary inactive enrollment issued in February by the state bar court. In July 2016 Langmuir-Logan was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol with one prior offense and driving with blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more with one prior.

Langmuir-Logan initially participated in the disciplinary proceedings against him but he subsequently failed to file a pretrial statement and did not appear for the pretrial conference or the trial in October.

Langmuir-Logan 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 State Bar of California 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.

Langmuir-Logan had no disciplinary matters pending and the client security fund has made no payments as a result of his alleged misconduct, according to the decision.

The state bar court's recommendation included an involuntary inactive enrollment order that rendered Langmuir-Logan 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.

In a prior discipline, Langmuir-Logan was privately and conditionally reproved following a January 2009 stipulation in which he admitted to failing to promptly release all client property upon termination of his employment, according to the decision.

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