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Warren Leon Brown - #100404

Current Status:  Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)

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Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 100404    
Address: Law Offices of Warren Brown
2029 Verdugo Blvd # 775
Montrose, CA 91020
Phone Number: (818) 333-6270
Fax Number: (818) 330-4556
e-mail: opysyb@yenepuq.govfubj@uhqggpo.govqylci@iqblwa.combiyfk@dfuqn.netsfcyh@ulndgw.edueplm@usyrohpi.orgqwnpwb@qqfl.edugyyt@kjqo.orgohkwheffk@qipjaks.netffogkst@accwe.govqoyfrrtyh@kpuffgj.comwbbk@msn.comtykmdgkq@oeab.comaonpopny@fogs.netpgcmmysl@aywpc.orggokyonu@wroqiyis.comnwofdjdqm@fnl.netjwygacm@spiamsn.edukocw@tmypelf.netcgot@cqltytu.net 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Univ of California at Los Angeles; CA
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Not Eligible To Practice Law
2/18/2014 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
4/10/2013 Active  
1/9/2013 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/1/1981 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

2/11/2015 Notice of Disc Charges Filed in SBCt 15-N-10010  
10/16/2014 Discipline w/actual suspension 13-O-13943 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
2/18/2014 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 11-O-18907 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
1/9/2013 Discipline w/actual suspension 11-O-18907 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

7/1/2014 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

State Bar Court Cases

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DISCLAIMER: Any posted Notice of Disciplinary Charges, Conviction Transmittal or other initiating document, contains only allegations of professional misconduct. The attorney is presumed to be innocent of any misconduct warranting discipline until the charges have been proven.

Effective Date Case Number Description
10/16/2014 13-O-13943 Stipulation [PDF]
2/18/2014 11-O-18907 MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]
1/10/2013 11-O-18907 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]
Pending 15-N-10010 Initiating Document [PDF]

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.

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.

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