Sunday, January 1, 2012

Test Tampering, Misappropriation, Results In Disbarment

A recent order of discipline is summarized in the December 2011 California Bar Journal:

A southern California lawyer who was dismissed from the Lawyer Assistance Program for twice tampering with urine tests was disbarred for misappropriating more than $120,000 from her clients. [The attorney] also was ordered to make restitution in what was her fourth discipline, beginning with a 2006 misdemeanor battery conviction. The disbarment took effect Oct. 20, 2011.

While acknowledging that [the attorney] “has had a traumatic life” with severe, ongoing problems including bankruptcy and a bipolar diagnosis, State Bar Court Judge Richard Honn recommended her disbarment because of the egregious nature of her misconduct.

Both matters that led to [her] disbarment involved divorces.

The full summary is linked here. (Mike Frisch)

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