Updated: Jul 24, 2020
There were 249 attorneys disciplined in 2019 in the state of California, from this group, 124 attorneys are from Los Angeles County alone.
A Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney has access to all your personal information, including your financials, contacts, personal documents, social security number and even your secrets.
Attorneys in California can be disciplined for various reasons, from failing to perform with competence to misappropriating client funds to gross ethical violations including felonies.
Some attorneys who have been disbarred are no longer allowed to practice law in the state of California, yet you'll see a lot of their marketing materials online up and running as if nothing happened.
You should never hire a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney (or an attorney who practices any other area of law) who is not currently eligible to practice law in California.
If you are considering hiring a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney, it is to your benefit to thoroughly investigate an attorney's disciplinary record. You should take into account any previous discipline taken and the details surrounding the disciplinary action.
Attorneys in California must comply with the California Rules of Professional Conduct which are intended to regulate professional conduct of attorneys licensed by the California State Bar.
These rules have been adopted by the Board of Trustees and approved by the California Supreme Court pursuant to statute to protect the public and to promote high standards, respect, trust and confidence in the legal profession.
The rules and any related standards adopted by the Board are binding on all attorneys in California licensed to practice law.