Attorney Licensee Profile
Gregory Harper #146119
License Status: Not Eligible to Practice Law (Ordered inactive)
Address: 54 Railroad Ave, Richmond, CA 94801
County: Contra Costa County
Phone Number: (510) 704-0494
Fax Number: (888) 379-6660
Law School: UC Hastings COL; San Francisco CA
State Bar Court Cases
The listing below is partial, as the State Bar Court is transitioning to online dockets. Please refer to the License Status, Disciplinary and Administrative History section above for a record of discipline cases. Case dockets and documents may be available using the State Bar Court Search for a Case feature.
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official licensee discipline records are available upon request.
March 8, 2003
GREGORY HARPER [#146119], 46, of Berkeley was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a six-month actual suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year and comply with rule 955. The order took effect March 8, 2003.Harper stipulated to misconduct in three cases. He commingled funds in his client trust account, failed to adequately supervise an employee who was able to steal $10,000 of entrusted client funds and he failed to deliver funds to a client for nearly six years.In the first matter, two checks issued against his client trust account were not honored due to insufficient funds. Harper deposited non-trust funds into his trust account, which he used to write personal and general office expense checks.In the second case, an employee forged endorsements of both Harper and his client on a settlement check and deposited the money in Harper's general account. Harper filed a police report accusing the employee of stealing $10,000 in entrusted funds. After two years, the client complained to the State Bar that he never received any settlement funds. Harper received another settlement check from the insurance company and the client received the funds the following year. In a third matter, another client hired Harper to collect on an unsecured promissory note. He and the client agreed Harper would keep one-third of any funds collected. However, it took him nearly six years to give the client the balance of the funds Harper received.Harper stipulated to similar misconduct in a 1994 discipline case.
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