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Sun May 10, 2020, 12:35 AM

 

If you want to know how hard it is to have an attorney disbarred


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http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Licensee/Detail/206929

Michael John Avenatti #206929

5/4/2020 Not Eligible To Practice Law in California Interim suspension after conviction 20-C-30155

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Reply If you want to know how hard it is to have an attorney disbarred (Original post)
jberryhill May 2020 OP
AllaN01Bear May 2020 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2020 #2
elleng May 2020 #3
AllaN01Bear May 2020 #9
csziggy May 2020 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #5
TheBlackAdder May 2020 #6
MichMan May 2020 #7
treestar May 2020 #8
Tipperary May 2020 #11
Jedi Guy May 2020 #12
Wounded Bear May 2020 #13
Jersey Devil May 2020 #10

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 12:37 AM

1. tried to read story at link,but got link not found message .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #1)

Sun May 10, 2020, 12:42 AM

2. That's odd--it worked for me.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 12:44 AM

3. CONSUMER ALERT

The State Bar of California has filed disciplinary charges against this licensee, alleging that the licensee engaged in a major misappropriation of client funds. You may read the Notice of Disciplinary Charges filed by the State Bar against the licensee, and any Response filed by the licensee on the State Bar Court Smart Search. You may also learn more about the general nature of misappropriation of client funds. This alert is based on the following case(s):

SBC-19-O-30366 (Copy/Paste this number into the State Bar Court Portal)

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun May 10, 2020, 09:04 AM

9. thanks for your info

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 12:45 AM

4. Thanks for that

But I was disappointed - I searched for Orly Taitz (remember her?) and she is still an active member of the California Bar even after all her frivolous lawsuits! I'm amazed.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 12:47 AM

5. Sounds like the way they do things in CA is to suspend a lawyer

pending a full hearing, which seems odd under Avenatti's rather extreme circumstances. A while back I posted a description of a similar case in my state (though not as much money was involved), and that lawyer was summarily disbarred even before he was convicted. Avenatti probably isn't going to practice law ever again, though.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 01:06 AM

6. Back in the 80s, you could buy a state's listing of doctors showing malpractice, deviancy, etc.

.

I bought a listing for NJ doctors, showing all complaints and charges against them and what their resolution was.

I tell you, you would not believe how many had major verified malpractice and sexual deviancy charges, including sexual assaults under anesthesia, pedophilia, etc. There were reports of deaths and life-long disabilities brought on by malpractice.

Well, I was looking through it and a few doctors in my town had quite a few issues. One pediatric doctor had multiple out-of-state pedo complaints against him and he moved from state to state to open anew.


Well, it turned out that this reporting service was eventually closed, because the medical board(s) and I can't remember if it was one major one or a combination of state ones, got together and prevented those records from being released to the public. While this company had past records, over the years, that data became more and more obsolete.

What happened was that those complaints would be handled internally by the board/association, who would determine whether a license is pulled or not. Consumers were no longer allowed to easily obtain this information.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 07:08 AM

7. That will be a huge disappointment to those here that were touting him for president

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Response to MichMan (Reply #7)

Sun May 10, 2020, 07:14 AM

8. The phenomena of touting for POTUS

anyone who says something we like is always hilarious but he is the most egregious example of that falling flat!

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Response to MichMan (Reply #7)

Sun May 10, 2020, 10:00 AM

11. Ha! I remember that.

 

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Response to MichMan (Reply #7)

Sun May 10, 2020, 10:02 AM

12. Well, at least Oprah still has a shot. That's the important thing. N/T

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Response to MichMan (Reply #7)

Sun May 10, 2020, 10:05 AM

13. Yeah he was always a weasel...

that was pretty obvious from the start.

(Apologies to actual weasels. )

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 09:19 AM

10. That's because his conviction will not be final until sentencing

Then he will be permanently disbarred. You might ask why a conviction has to wait for sentencing to become final and all you have to do is think about the Michael Flynn case.

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