Attorney Licensee Profile
John Haig Missirlian #66885
License Status: Active
Address: 739 W Sierra Ave, Apt 107, Fresno, CA 93704-1047
County: Fresno County
Phone Number: (559) 260-0845
Fax Number: Not Available
Law School: Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA
State Bar Court Cases
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October 18, 2001
JOHN HAIG MISSIRLIAN [#66885], 51, of Fresno was suspended for 90 days, stayed, placed on two years of probation and was ordered to make restitution and take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Oct. 18, 2001.Missirlian stipulated to misconduct in three matters.He was paid $1,500 by a client to prepare wills and durable powers of attorney. No documents were produced at one scheduled meeting, and at a second meeting, Missirlian offered a power of attorney for the client’s wife to sign, but no wills or powers of attorney. He did no further work.When another attorney working for the client asked for an accounting of the funds the client paid, Missirlian did not respond. He did not refund the unearned fee for one year. He also did not maintain the proper balance in his trust account in order to refund the fee.As a result of his actions, Missirlian reached an agreement in lieu of discipline with the State Bar, but he then failed to comply with the conditions attached to it. He filed no quarterly reports or statements from his treating mental health professional.In a second matter, another couple paid him $1,500 to review documents and provide advice regarding the wife’s eligibility for Medi-Cal. Missirlian then failed to respond to numerous calls from the clients, with the exception of one instance when he said he would provide an assessment of the wife’s position.He did not refund the unearned fees.Missirlian stipulated to two counts of failing to perform legal services competently and one count each of failure to communicate with clients, deposit client funds in a client trust account, promptly pay client funds or refund unearned fees.In mitigation, Missirlian practiced for 26 years without any discipline, expressed remorse, is being treated for Attention Deficit Disorder, which appears to be the cause of his misconduct, and his clients were not harmed.
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