Attorney Licensee Profile
Daniel Donald McLeod #127210
This licensee is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
License Status: Disbarred
Address: 26455 Via Petra, Carmel, CA 93923
County: Monterey County
Phone Number: (831) 624-9477
Fax Number: (831) 624-9477
Email: Not Available
Law School: Monterey COL; Monterey CA
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August 20, 2003
DANIEL DONALD McLEOD [#127210], 45, of Carmel was disbarred Aug. 20, 2003, and was ordered to comply with rule 955.McLeod failed to comply with rule 955, as ordered in a 2002 discipline. His misconduct involved failing to perform legal services competently in a single client matter and repeated misuse of his client trust account. His probation was suspended when he did not comply with probation conditions.
May 30, 2002
DANIEL DONALD McLEOD [#127210], 44, of Carmel was revoked, the stay of suspension was lifted and he was actually suspended for 90 days and ordered to comply with rule 955. Credit will be given for a period of involuntary inactive enrollment which began Jan. 25, 2002. The order took effect May 30, 2002.McLeod did not comply with probation conditions attached to a 2001 disciplinary order by not filing two quarterly probation reports.
March 28, 2001
DANIEL D. McLEOD [#127210], 42, of Carmel was suspended for 90 days, stayed, placed on three years of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect March 28, 2001.McLeod stipulated that he failed to perform legal services competently in one case and misused his trust account in another matter.He represented three family members who paid him $3,500 to handle an appeal from a consent judgment in a long-running boundary and land use dispute. He did not substitute into the case, but prepared a notice of appeal showing his clients in propria persona, and gave the notice to the clients to file. The court clerk asked the family to file a statement of the nature of the case and the issues on appeal; the clients forwarded the request to McLeod, who did not file the statement. As a result, the case was dismissed.Although McLeod said he would move to set aside the dismissal, he did not do so. However, he did represent the family in settlement negotiations for three months. The clients eventually hired a new attorney and decided not to pursue the appeal.In the second matter, McLeod wrote 24 checks for personal purposes against his client trust account and wrote one check against insufficient funds.In mitigation, no clients were harmed by McLeod’s actions and he has no record of prior discipline.
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