Donald Martin Wanland Jr - #122462
Current Status: Active
This member is active and may practice law in California.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Wanland, Burgess & Brenner
705 University Ave
Sacramento, CA 95825
|Phone Number:||(916) 921-5597|
|Fax Number:||(916) 921-1828|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Santa Clara Univ SOL; Santa Clara CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|7/3/2012||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|2/18/1986||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|
|5/4/2012||08-O-13238||Order re Extension of Time [PDF]|
|4/15/2011||08-O-13238||Opinion [PDF] [WORD]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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April 15, 2011
DONALD MARTIN WANLAND JR. [#122462], 53, of Sacramento was suspended for 90 days, stayed, placed on one year of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect April 15, 2011.A State Bar Court hearing judge found that Wanland violated the terms of a 2002 probation, and although the bar delayed filing disciplinary charges, he still deserves a stayed suspension. Wanland argued he did not violate probation and said an actual suspension was too harsh.In 2002, Wanland received a 30-day stayed suspension and a five-year probation for violating a bankruptcy court order to return a former client’s file. The bankruptcy court ordered him to pay attorneys’ fees and a fine for each day that he failed to produce the file, resulting in a total of $12,603 (the coercive sanction). Later, the court fined him $13,699.12 for contempt (the contempt sanction) when he failed to pay the initial fine. Although he met his probation obligations, he often was late. He made restitution payments late, filed his ethics school certification late and filed 12 probation reports after the deadline. Nonetheless, there were no consequences until a new probation officer was assigned to his case. After she reviewed the file without a satisfactory response from Wanland, the bar charged him with probation violations.In mitigation, the bar delayed in charging Wanland and he did complete his probation.