The State Bar of California has filed disciplinary charges against this attorney alleging that the attorney engaged in a major misappropriation of client funds. You may read the Notice of Disciplinary Charges filed by the State Bar against the attorney, and any reply filed by the attorney. You may also learn more about the general nature of misappropriation of client funds.
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Joseph Guy Maiorano - #113876
Current Status: Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)
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The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Joseph G Maiorano
8690 Aero Dr # 19
San Diego, CA 92123
|Phone Number:||(619) 230-1612|
|Fax Number:||(877) 944-7711|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of Rhode Island; Kingston RI|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Western State Univ; CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|Present||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|8/11/2013||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|11/6/2008||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|6/14/1984||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|Pending||12-O-11925||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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November 6, 2008
JOSEPH GUY MAIORANO [#113876], 53, of San Diego was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on one year of probation with a 60-day actual suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Nov. 6, 2008.Maiorano represented an individual who was sued in federal court by an insurance company that alleged the client owed insurance premiums he had collected. The client said he owed about $72,075 and gave Maiorano a check for that amount to hold in trust as an offer of good faith.The insurance company initially rejected the offer. Maiorano withdrew $68,000. When the company agreed to the offer two months later, Maiorano agreed to “freeze” $72,000 in his trust account pending a court order. He knew he held only $4,000 for the client.Maiorano stipulated that he committed an act of moral turpitude by signing an interim settlement agreement that contained a false statement.In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation and he submitted numerous letters attesting to his good character.