Warren Leon Brown - #100404
Current Status: Disbarred
This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Law Offices of Warren Brown
2029 Verdugo Blvd # 775
Montrose, CA 91020
|Phone Number:||(818) 333-6270|
|Fax Number:||(818) 330-4556|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of California at Los Angeles; CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|2/18/2014||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|1/9/2013||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|12/1/1981||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|4/11/2015||15-N-10010||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|2/18/2014||11-O-18907||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|1/10/2013||11-O-18907||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
May 28, 2016
WARREN LEON BROWN [#100404], 66, of Montrose, was disbarred May 28, 2016 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.Brown failed to respond to a notice of disciplinary charges and his default was entered. He did not move to have the default set aside or vacated within 90 days so the State Bar moved to disbar him under rule 5.85 of the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure.The charges were deemed admitted. Brown failed to file a notice of compliance with rule 9.20 as required by earlier discipline. He was previously suspended in 2014 for failing to release to his client all client papers and property upon termination of employment, cooperate in a disciplinary investigation or comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. Before that, he was suspended in 2012 for failing to provide an appropriate accounting to a client, release client papers and property or cooperate in a disciplinary investigation.
October 16, 2014
WARREN LEON BROWN [#100404], 65, of Montrose, was suspended from the practice of law for one year and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. He was also placed on two years’ probation and faces a two-year suspension if he does not comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. The order took effect Oct. 16, 2014. Brown stipulated to misconduct in two client matters: failing to provide a client with a copy of his or her file upon termination of employment, cooperate with a disciplinary investigation or comply with the terms of his disciplinary investigation. In 2010, Brown was hired to represent two plaintiffs in a civil matter in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In May 2011, the clients terminated his employment and asked for their file back. Brown did not return the file until after their new attorney sent multiple emails. In May 2013, the State Bar opened an investigation into Brown’s actions in the matter. He did not respond to a letter from a State Bar investigator asking for a written response to the allegations. In mitigation, Brown entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar. He has one prior record of discipline, a 2013 suspension for failing to render appropriate accounts to a client, cooperate in a disciplinary investigation or promptly release client papers and property.
January 10, 2013
WARREN LEON BROWN [#100404], 63, of Montrose was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on three years of probation with an actual 90-day suspension and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Jan. 10, 2013.Brown stipulated to three counts of misconduct while representing a client who was a secured creditor in a bankruptcy matter. Brown and the client did not have a written fee agreement, but agreed that Brown would bill his services at $250 per hour. After 10 months, Brown ended his employment and the client demanded an accounting for his fees. Brown did not do so despite repeated requests, nor did he return the client’s file. He did not respond to numerous emails from the client or from inquiries by a State Bar investigator.The men appeared in small claims court in a dispute over the $5,000 advance fee; the judge ordered Brown to give his client $500. After the bar charged Brown with misconduct, he paid the judgment and $86 in court costs.He stipulated that he failed to account for client fees, return a client file or cooperate with the bar’s investigation.In mitigation, Brown had no prior discipline record.