Marilyn Sue Scheer - #132544
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
7507 Gaviota Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406-3044
|Phone Number:||(323) 336-2525|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of South Dakota; Vermillion SD|
|CLA Sections:||None||Law School:||Drake Univ Law School; Des Moines IA|
|California Lawyers Association (CLA) is an independent organization and is not part of The State Bar of California.|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|5/1/2013||Ordered Inactive/Fee Arb/B&P 6203||13-AE-10221||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
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State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|5/15/2017||12-O-14071||Order re Costs [PDF]|
|8/15/2014||11-O-10888||Opinion [PDF] [WORD]|
|4/8/2013||13-AE-10221||Order Temp Stay [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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March 31, 2017
MARILYN SUE SCHEER [#132544], 62, of Chatsworth, was suspended March 31, 2017, until she makes approximately $120,000 in restitution to numerous clients. She must complete the State Bar ethics school and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam.It was her third disciplinary proceeding since 2011, when she was first found culpable of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in 26 client matters in 11 states and of collecting illegal fees in those matters. She has now been found culpable of misconduct substantially identical to the earlier findings. Scheer stipulated that in the current matter, she entered into residential loan modification retainer agreements with four clients from New Jersey, Washington and Maryland, holding herself out as entitled to practice where she was not. She collected illegal fees from those clients. In aggravation, she had a prior disciplinary record, committed multiple acts of misconduct and caused significant harm to her clients by failing to refund the illegal fees she collected. She has failed to acknowledge her misconduct. In mitigation, she cooperated with the State Bar and merits nominal consideration for good character testimony from her earlier cases.
August 15, 2014
MARILYN SUE SCHEER [#132544], 60, of Woodland Hills, was suspended from the practice of law for two years and until she makes restitution and was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. She was also placed on three years’ probation and faces a three-year suspension if she does not comply with the terms of her probation. The order took effect Aug. 15, 2014.A hearing judge found Scheer culpable of misconduct in 32 loan modification cases concerning four clients in California and 28 clients in 12 other states. Scheer appealed the matter to the Review Department, arguing, among other things, that she did not engage in the unauthorized practice of law in the other jurisdictions because she never held herself out as entitled to practice, her services were limited to issues of federal law and the services she provided can be performed by a non-attorney.A three-judge review panel agreed with the judge’s findings of culpability and aggravation in 30 of the client matters, found less evidence in mitigation and agreed that she should be suspended for a minimum of two years.Specifically, the panel found her culpable of 26 acts of out-of-state unauthorized practice of law, 26 acts of collecting illegal fees and four acts of demanding and collecting fees prior to performing loan modification work in California.In mitigation, Scheer had no prior record of discipline. She also received limited mitigation for presenting evidence of her good character and cooperating with the State Bar.