Attorney Licensee Profile
The State Bar of California has filed a petition to enroll this licensee on interim inactive status, alleging that the licensee’s conduct poses a substantial threat of harm to clients or the public. The petition involves a charge that the licensee engaged in a major misappropriation of client funds. You may read the Petition filed by the State Bar against the licensee, and any Response filed by the licensee on the State Bar Court Portal. You may also learn more about the general nature of misappropriation of client funds. This alert is based on the following case(s):
DISCLAIMER: Any petition filed by the State Bar seeking interim suspension based in part on a major misappropriation charge contains only allegations of professional misconduct. The licensee is presumed to be innocent of any misconduct warranting discipline until the charges have been proven.
Michael John Avenatti #206929
License Status: Active
Address: Michael Avenatti, Esq., 10000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
County: Los Angeles County
Phone Number: Not Available
Fax Number: Not Available
Email: Not Available
Law School: George Washington Univ LS; Washington DC
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The State Bar Court began posting public discipline documents online in 2005. The format and pagination of documents posted on this site may vary from the originals in the case file as a result of their translation from the original format into Word and PDF. Copies of additional related documents in a case are available upon request. On May 31, 2019, the State Bar Court launched an online portal for case dockets. If a case was open or filed on or after Feb 7, 2019, documents are being added online as events occur. Older case records are available on request.
NOTE: Only Published Opinions may be cited or relied on as precedent in State Bar Court proceedings. For further information about a case that is displayed here, please refer to the State Bar Court's online docket.
DISCLAIMER: Any posted Notice of Disciplinary Charges, Conviction Transmittal or other initiating document, contains only allegations of professional misconduct. The licensee is presumed to be innocent of any misconduct warranting discipline until the charges have been proven.