Attorney Licensee Profile
Nathaniel S. Colley Jr #91776
License Status: Resigned
Address: P O Box 741825, Los Angeles, CA 90004-8825
County: Los Angeles County
Phone Number: (323) 769-5753
Fax Number: Not Available
Law School: Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI
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November 3, 1995
NATHANIEL S. COLLEY JR. [#91776], 39, of Los Angeles was suspended for two years, stayed, and placed on two years probation with an actual 90-day suspension and a requirement that he make restitution. He was ordered to take the CPRE within one year and comply with Rule 955. The order took effect Nov. 3, 1995.Colley took over a civil case from his father, who had been paid $10,000 in advance fees by the clients. He never accounted for the fees or for money he withheld from the settlement he negotiated. He improperly withdrew from employment, did not finalize the clients' legal matter by failing to sign all necessary documents and did not promptly pay settlement funds. Colley failed to finalize two other matters and failed to communicate with clients, return client files, provide a status report to clients or provide an accounting for advance fees. In addition, he did not initiate foreclosure proceedings for a client when he should have and he failed to withdraw as attorney of record when he was suspended for non-payment of bar dues. In mitigation, he refunded some money to clients and there was confusion about the case because he took over for his father.
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