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David Samuel Schneider - #131578

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: 131578    
Address: Law Offices of David Schneider
9595 Wilshire Blvd Ste 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Phone Number: (323) 655-8283
Fax Number: (323) 651-3689
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Hofstra Univ; Hempstead NY
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
11/18/2016 Disbarred  
6/9/2016 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
12/14/1987 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

11/18/2016 Disbarment 14-O-06412 Disbarred 
6/9/2016 Ordered inactive 14-O-06412 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

Administrative Actions

This member has no public record of administrative actions.

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
11/18/2016 14-O-6412 Stipulation [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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November 18, 2016

DAVID SAMUEL SCHNEIDER [#131578], 58, of Beverly Hills, was disbarred Nov. 18, 2016 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

Schneider made misrepresentations to a superior court judge about settlement offers he’d received on behalf of three clients in a personal injury matter, stating they were for much less than they were. He also failed to pay the clients’ medical expenses from the settlement funds for more than a year having misappropriated $13,333 for one of the clients, $20,000 from another and $37,500 from a third, a minor.

In addition, he made false statements to a lien collector that two of the clients’ checks had been recently deposited and that he was waiting for them to clear, when he had long before misappropriated the money. He also failed to respond to letters from a State Bar investigator.

In a second matter, he misappropriated $4,206.47 from a client’s settlement funds, failed to provide an accounting after the client fired him and did not pay a medical lien for more than two years after the settlement funds were in his possession.

In a third matter, he misappropriated $6,203 in settlement funds in a case and waited a year and a half to pay a lien to a doctor and more than three to pay a lien to a medical center. He also misrepresented to the doctor the amount of the settlement and failed to provide an accounting to the client.

In addition, Schneider wrote four checks from his client trust account when there were insufficient funds to pay them and misappropriated $13,000 in settlement funds he was supposed to be holding on behalf of two clients.

In aggravation, Schneider’s actions damaged two of his clients’ credit because there was collection activity on their unpaid medical liens and he engaged in multiple acts of wrongdoing.

In mitigation, he entered into a prefiling stipulation with the State Bar and had no prior record of discipline.

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