Jamie Leigh Harley - #112320
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
760 Alamo Dr
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
|Phone Number:||(408) 807-8959|
|Fax Number:||(408) 825-9326|
||Undergraduate School:||Reed Coll; Portland OR|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Santa Clara Univ SOL; Santa Clara CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|7/3/2012||Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
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State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|10/24/2014||08-O-11447||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|8/31/2013||10-O-10682||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|9/10/2010||05-O-3395||Opinion [PDF] [WORD]|
|9/10/2010||09-C-10076||Interim Suspension Order [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.
October 24, 2014
JAMIE LEE HARLEY [#112320], 57, of Morgan Hill, was disbarred Oct. 24, 2014 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and make restitution. Harley failed to appear at her State Bar trial, and her default was entered. The bar moved to disbar her under rule 5.85 of the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure because she made no move to set aside the default or have it vacated within 90 days. A judge found Harley culpable of 13 counts of misconduct in seven matters: seeking to mislead a judge, moral turpitude, engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, collecting an illegal fee, accepting fees from a non-client, and failing to refund unearned fees, account, comply with conditions of her probation, obey a court order, perform legal services with competence or release a file. She was ordered to pay $8,000 plus interest in restitution. Harley had one prior record of discipline. In 2010, she was suspended after being found culpable of nine counts of misconduct stemming from six client matters, including accepting fees from a third-party without the client’s consent and failing to competently perform legal services, return unearned fees, return a client file, respond to reasonable client inquiries, account or keep a client reasonably informed of significant developments.
September 10, 2010
JAMIE LEIGH HARLEY [#112320], 53, of San Jose was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a six-month actual suspension and until she makes restitution, and she was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. If the actual suspension exceeds two years, she must prove her rehabilitation. The order took effect Sept. 10, 2010.Harley also was placed on interim suspension Sept. 10 as a result of federal convictions on five counts of money laundering.The State Bar Court found that Harley, who also is known as Jamie Harmon, committed nine acts of misconduct in six matters. A former deputy district attorney, Harley handled a busy criminal law practice that often included 100 to 200 open files at a time. The court’s review department found her misconduct primarily involved mismanagement of her practice and did not involve dishonesty.She gave incorrect advice about the prison term one client would receive under a plea agreement and provided incorrect information about the consequences of a plea in a serious sex offense case. She forgot about one client’s traffic trial and did not appear, and in three matters, she did not properly respond to the clients’ requests for information, for their files or for refunds of their fees.In mitigation, Harmon practiced for nearly two decades with no discipline and cooperated with the bar’s investigation.