Attorney Licensee Profile
Ellen Elizabeth Stevenson #153967
This licensee is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
License Status: Disbarred
Address: P O Box 10245, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
County: Los Angeles County
Phone Number: (310) 285-8137
Fax Number: Not Available
Email: Not Available
Law School: No Information Available;
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.
May 19, 1996
ELLEN ELIZABETH STEVENSON [#153967], 39, of Marina del Rey was disbarred May 19, 1996.In a default matter, Stevenson was charged with misconduct in 20 different client matters involving, for the most part, workers' compensation claims. The State Bar Court concluded she failed to perform legal services competently, communicate with clients or promptly return their files, and improperly withdrew from employment. "Some clients lost their causes of action while others could have settled their claims had (Stevenson) communicated with them or with opposing party," the bar court judge wrote."Still, many more were left in a limbo for a long time, not knowing the status of their cases. (Stevenson) also made it extremely difficult for her clients to retain successor counsel because of her refusal to cooperate and return the client files." Stevenson, admitted to practice in 1991, has a record of prior discipline as well.
February 4, 1996
ELLEN ELIZABETH STEVENSON [#153967], 39, of Marina Del Rey was suspended for one year, stayed, and placed on probation for two years, with 90 days actual suspension. She also was ordered to pass the CPRE and comply with Rule 955. The order took effect Feb. 4, 1996.Stevenson's misconduct involved multiple acts of wrongdoing primarily involving her failure to communicate with clients. She failed to appear at depositions of clients in two separate matters and five clients waited two years to learn the status of their workers' compensation cases. The bar court found that Stevenson suffered extreme emotional and physical difficulties throughout her life and practice of law. She has been the victim of several assaults through the years, including two which left her with cerebral concussions and memory loss. She suffered from major depression, financial problems, digestive disorders and a violent childhood. However, she failed to provide adequate medical documentation of her disabilities and evidence that she is rehabilitated. Also discounted as a mitigating factor was her discipline-free bar record, since the court noted that her misconduct began shortly after her admission to the bar in 1991.
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