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Oregon attorney disbarred after allegedly failing to comply with previous discipline requirements

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By Karen Kidd | Sep 2, 2019

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SAN FRANCISCO – Jacksonville, Oregon attorney Shane Andres Reed faces disbarment following an Aug. 8 California Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to comply with a previous discipline's requirements, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

In its order, the Supreme Court also ordered Reed to pay costs and comply with California court rules regarding his discipline.

Reed's disbarment will be effective Saturday, Sept. 7, according to an announcement on the state bar's website.

Reed was admitted to the bar in California on June 8, 1992, according to his profile at the state bar website. Reed was admitted to the bar in Oregon on May 3, 1996, according to his profile at the Oregon State Bar website.

Reed had no prior discipline before the California State Bar, according to his California profile, but his Oregon profile lists a stayed one year and six months suspension and two years' probation in April 2017 and a reprimand in September 2007. His Oregon State Bar profile provides no details about either discipline, but his California State Bar profile said Reed signed his client's name to a release and used "a misleading firm name" in the 2017 discipline.

Reed entered into a stipulation in his 2017 suspension with the State Bar of Oregon and with the State Bar of California, according to his California state bar profile.

Reed's status is listed at active on his Oregon State Bar profile.

In May of last year, Reed, then 56, was suspended for two years "or until he proves his rehabilitation, fitness to practice law and learning and ability in the general law," following a California Supreme Court order, according to information on his California State Bar profile. The suspension followed his conviction for failing to pay $129,000 in income taxes from 2006 to 2008.

Among other things, Reed was required to notify clients of his suspension and to file a compliance notice, which Reed did not do so until 89 days after the June 27, 2018 deadline, according to the stipulation Reed reached with the California State Bar Court in April.

Reed also was late making an appointment with his probation deputy and filing quarter reports, according to the stipulation.

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