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If you're facing charges of professional misconduct in the California State Bar Court, you need an experienced attorney to guide you through the process. Because of our familiarity with California attorney licensing and disciplinary processes, we are uniquely positioned to advocate for you. The disciplinary process is not like a normal legal proceeding. You may think that practicing law has prepared you to handle your own matter but that is a mistake that could potentially cost you your license.

California State Bar Court Defense

We represent lawyers before the State Bar Court in attorney discipline cases that can result in reproval, suspension or disbarment. In many cases, this intercession between the investigators and the prosecutors, may allow you to achieve a reduction or elimination of the most serious charges and negotiation of a sanction that can let you continue to practice law.

Avoid Ethical Pitfalls

Whether you need dependable advice on a particular conflicts issue or client fee dispute, or want more general guidance about avoiding ethical violations in your practice and office management systems, we can provide sound professional responsibility and ethics advice guidance based on our long experience with the California Rules of Professional Conduct, the State Bar Act, and other professional ethics codes.

Bar Admission And Reinstatement

We advise and represent law graduates, attorneys from out of state, and lawyers under suspension in situations where admission to the State Bar of California or reinstatement as an attorney in good standing could be complicated by prior discipline, past arrests, academic or employment problems.

Expert Witness Services

If you need an expert opinion or testimony on an issue of legal malpractice, compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, or matters relating to disqualification or conflict of interest, our firm can support the claims of either the plaintiff or the defendant as an expert witness. We are located in San Francisco, but provide expert services anywhere in the United States.

For additional information about protecting your standing in the California bar or for defense in a disciplinary case, email our firm or call us at 415-957-1818.