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David Lawrence DePasquale - #122608

Current Status:  Disbarred

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

See below for more details.

Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 122608    
Address: P O Box 551
Helena, MT 59624-0551
Phone Number: (406) 442-1900
Fax Number: (406) 442-2077
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Non-California
Undergraduate School: California St Univ; Los Angeles CA
District: Outside California    
Sections: None Law School: Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
10/3/2004 Disbarred  
9/1/2001 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
3/28/2001 Active  
12/9/2000 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
11/8/1999 Active  
9/27/1999 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
5/19/1986 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.

10/3/2004 Disbarment 03-N-04423 Disbarred 
4/18/2004 Ordered inactive 03-N-04423 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
1/25/2004 Ordered inactive 03-N-04423 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
8/31/2003 Discipline w/actual suspension 02-H-10054 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
11/21/2002 Ordered inactive 02-H-10054 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
10/6/2001 Public reproval with/duties 99-O-12924  
12/9/2000 Ordered inactive 99-O-12924 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

9/1/2001 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law 
9/1/2001 Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance Not Eligible To Practice Law 
9/27/1999 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

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 3, 2004

DAVID L. DePASQUALE [#122608], 47, of Helena, Mont. was disbarred Oct. 3, 2004, and was ordered to comply with rule 955 of the California Rules of Court.

DePasquale failed to comply with rule 955, as ordered in a 2003 discipline, by not submitting to the Supreme Court an affidavit stating that he notified his clients and other pertinent parties of his suspension from practice.

He originally was publicly reproved for failing to return $13,000 in unearned fees to a client. He did not comply with probation conditions attached to the reproval, which led to an actual suspension in 2003.

In recommending DePasquale’s disbarment, State Bar Court Judge Pat McElroy said he “has demonstrated an unwillingness to comply with the professional obligations and rules of court imposed on California attorneys although he has been given opportunities to do so.”

August 31, 2003

DAVID LAWRENCE DePASQUALE [#122608], 46, of Pasadena was suspended for two years, stayed, actually suspended for 90 days and until he makes restitution and the State Bar Court grants an order to terminate the suspension, and he was ordered to comply with rule 955. If the actual suspension exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect Aug. 31, 2003.

In a default proceeding, the bar court found that DePasquale failed to comply with conditions attached to a 2001 public reproval. He did not submit two quarterly probation reports or make five $500 monthly restitution payments.

The earlier discipline was imposed for DePasquale's failure to refund unearned fees of $13,000 to a former client.


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