Attorney Licensee Profile
Douglas DeLange Graham #46759
License Status: Not Eligible to Practice Law (Suspended, failed to pay Bar fees)
Address: 600 N Bender Ave, Glendora, CA 91741
County: Los Angeles County
Phone Number: (626) 963-1101
Fax Number: Not Available
Email: Not Available
Law School: Univ of Chicago Law School; Chicago IL
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August 1, 2001
DOUGLAS DELANGE GRAHAM, [#46759], 60, of Glendora was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on probation for two years and was ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect Aug. 1, 2001.Graham stipulated to misconduct in three cases. In the first, he collected an illegal fee from a trust he administered. He collected both trustee and attorney fees, but was required by law to first notify the beneficiaries and to obtain court approval. From 1984 to 1996, he did not obtain any court orders regarding use of the trust funds, including the funds he paid to himself. He also did not give notice before collecting fees.Over the years, he paid himself more than $61,000. In 1996, he filed a final trust accounting, asking the court to award him $61,000 for work he did on the trust. Instead, the court found he was not entitled to all the fees he had already collected and ordered him to refund $50,000 to the beneficiaries.The other cases involved commingling funds: He used money drawn from his client trust account to cover personal expenses. Instead of withdrawing attorney’s fees from the trust account, he left the fees there to pay his personal expenses, writing at least 27 checks for that purpose.In aggravation, Graham’s actions showed a pattern of multiple acts of wrongdoing. In mitigation, he had no prior record of discipline, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation and acted in good faith.
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