Attorney Licensee Profile
Joel Stanley Freeman #177703
License Status: Active
Address: 320 Encino Dr, Oak View, CA 93022-9529
County: Ventura County
Phone Number: (323) 702-7408
Fax Number: (866) 340-9618
Law School: San Fernando Valley College of Law; Woodland Hills CA
State Bar Court Cases
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February 11, 2004
JOEL STANLEY FREEMAN [#177703], 44, of Los Angeles was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with an actual 90-day suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year and comply with rule 955. The order took effect Feb. 11, 2004.Freeman stipulated to three counts of misconduct.He repeatedly wrote checks or made overdraft ATM withdrawals against insufficient funds, paid his personal expenses from his client trust account, often against insufficient funds, and deposited personal funds into the account.He stipulated that he commingled personal and client funds, misused his client trust account and did not update his membership address with the State Bar.In mitigation, Freeman has no record of discipline and no clients complained about him to the bar. When he had been a lawyer for just two years, he attempted to take over his father’s practice but when he realized he did not have the business knowledge to run a practice, he began winding down. He did not practice for two and a half years.
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