Matthew P Todd - #133023
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Todd & Associates
28649 S Western Ave
San Pedro, CA 90734-0141
|Phone Number:||(310) 683-8632|
|Fax Number:||(866) 781-0419|
||Undergraduate School:||No Information Available;|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Univ of LaVerne COL; Ontario CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|9/16/2005||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|9/16/2005||Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|9/16/2004||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|8/12/1996||Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
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State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|6/14/2012||04-O-10521||Modification Order [PDF]|
|7/13/2011||04-O-10521||Modification Order [PDF]|
|6/18/2011||04-O-10521||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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June 18, 2011
MATTHEW P. TODD [#133023], 52, of Rolling Hills Estates was suspended for three years, stayed, and placed on three years of probation with an actual 18-month suspension and until he makes restitution. If the actual suspension exceeds 90 days, he must comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court; if it exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect June 18, 2011, and he received credit for a period of inactive enrollment from Oct. 10, 2006, to May 22, 2009.Todd successfully completed the bar’s Alternative Discipline Program after demonstrating a connection between his mental health problems and his misconduct, and after he stipulated to 13 counts misconduct in five consolidated matters. He failed to perform legal services competently, maintain client funds in trust, respond to client inquiries, keep clients reasonably informed of significant developments, keep his address current with the bar, comply with disciplinary conditions or cooperate with the bar’s investigation. He also improperly withdrew from representation, committed acts of moral turpitude by making misrepresentations and misappropriating client funds, and he engaged in the unlawful practice of law.In a personal injury case, for example, Todd did not submit his client’s medical bills to the insurance carrier or engage in settlement negotiations, falsely told the court the case had been settled, falsely told his client the matter was near settlement, and did not tell his client when the case was dismissed.In another personal injury matter the client settled for $37,500, Todd was required to maintain a balance of about $10,000 in his trust account pending final distribution of the funds. At one point, the balance dropped to $634.91. Todd still owed the client $5832.15, and admitted he misappropriated $10,000.Todd has been disciplined three times previously. In mitigation, he showed remorse for his misconduct and was suffering from severe financial stress and extreme personal difficulties.
December 25, 2003
MATTHEW P. TODD [#133023], 44, of Grenada Hills was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on one year of probation with a one-month actual suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within a year. The order took effect Dec. 25, 2003.Todd stipulated that he repeatedly used his client trust account to pay personal expenses.He was privately reproved in 1995 and in 1998 was disciplined for failing to perform legal services competently.In mitigation, he acted in good faith in the most recent case.
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