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Edgar James Steele - #104928

Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

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Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 104928    
Address: P O Box 1255
Sagle, ID 83860
Phone Number: (208) 265-4153
Fax Number: (208) 865-5329
e-mail: lfmlqgm@pmjpnuaa.netreytswyji@rcsqnp.govstdloif@jwlaq.comkojtwugwn@qrpo.orgsteele@plainlawtalk.comdass@smj.govkyhnjl@jwpnqye.nettkfr@qsu.comrnunh@jwqaob.comltore@cjhcmq.netbdkof@djliqj.netegbqh@iumrli.comirbo@quw.netuqkqjl@jsjkaa.comphop@soj.comncuplj@uaaipuas.comyufqwthwr@tkopw.orggmhonie@gphhr.govhlsqtwbkm@wsrsakr.netywqoqgk@lhgyotnf.net 
County: Non-California
Undergraduate School: Univ of Washington; Seattle WA
District: Outside California    
Sections: None Law School: UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
1/30/2014 Disbarred  
10/21/2011 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
1/10/2007 Inactive  
1/18/2006 Active  
1/1/2006 Inactive  
12/3/1982 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.

1/30/2014 Disbarment 12-N-11134 Disbarred 
8/10/2013 Ordered inactive 12-N-11134 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
7/23/2012 Ordered inactive 12-N-11134 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
10/21/2011 Interim suspension after conviction 11-C-14454 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

This member has no public record of administrative actions.


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
1/30/2014 12-N-11134 Decision [PDF] [WORD]
7/23/2012 12-N-11134 Order re Entry of Default [PDF]
10/21/2011 11-C-14454 Interim Suspension Order [PDF]
Pending 11-C-14454 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 30, 2014

EDGAR JAMES STEELE [#104928], 68, of Sagle, Idaho was disbarred Jan. 30, 2014 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

Steele was disbarred after his default was entered when he failed to respond to a notice of disciplinary charges filed by the State Bar. Because he did not move to have the default set aside within 120 days, as required by rule 5.85 of the Rules of Procedure, he was disbarred and the charges against him were deemed admitted.

Steele failed to obey a court order by not complying with rule 9.20 as required by a 2011 order by the Review Department. Steele was in federal prison when the notice of disciplinary charges was sent to him, but he did not reply or seek to have the matter abated because he was incarcerated.

Steele was convicted in May 2011 of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire, use of explosive material to commit a federal felony, possession of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence and tampering with a victim. All are felonies involving moral turpitude.


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