Attorney Licensee Profile
Steven Charles Peck #97343
License Status: Active
Address: Peck Law Group, APC, 72925 Fred Waring Dr, Ste 202, Palm Desert, CA 92260-9405
County: Riverside County
Phone Number: (760) 898-7722
Fax Number: (760) 898-7724
Law School: Univ of West Los Angeles; Los Angeles CA
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August 16, 1998
STEVEN C. PECK [#97343], 46, of Van Nuys was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a 60-day actual suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Aug. 16, 1998.Peck stipulated to seven counts of misconduct, most involving his handling of attorneys fees.In the first matter, Peck informed his client that his fee for handling a collection matter would be $10,000 plus costs. The client paid him $11,000.Peck then received more than $138,000 from a title company as payment of a pre-judgment writ of attachment. He paid his client $97,941.05 as his share.The client sued Peck seeking recovery of unearned and/or excess fees and won a judgment of $25,000, the court's jurisdictional limit. The court said the client actually was entitled to more than $33,000 from Peck.Peck then filed a motion for a new trial, which was denied. The court sanctioned him $1,000.He never paid either the $25,000 or the sanction.Peck was replaced as the attorney in a bankruptcy case and was ordered by the court to disgorge attorneys fees amounting to $4,200 within 10 days. He never did so.He then was held in contempt, but did not pay the fees for two months or the interest on the principal for three months.In mitigation, Peck has no prior record of discipline and believed he was owed the attorneys fees the courts found were unearned.
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