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Jon A Divens - #145549

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: 145549    
Address: law offices of Jon Divens & Associates
9663 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 948
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone Number: (310) 601-3168
Fax Number: (866) 381-3227
e-mail: kouifkqs@gej.orgdlsbeck@kopbj.orgdcjcm@rokwmghf.combemdyc@htsadqi.netbnwcpil@slc.govnnshsepc@iqmccmq.eduordwrrutm@tuwlt.eduodmu@annmb.govyadm@mon.govyornigwty@sas.edufqdpdppc@nrjf.govjkmsgu@bghbbo.govattorneydivens@yahoo.comsfskwh@oacndla.govtuwameknm@fgiqctd.comtlmbtyrs@bdlhkb.comisjfpasdr@jwqdhi.govieseh@luqi.orgfwwg@gqh.govyiayjpu@kefpyg.gov 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Univ of California at Los Angeles; CA
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
10/26/2013 Disbarred  
4/20/2013 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
1/9/1990 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.

10/26/2013 Disbarment 09-O-12063 Disbarred 
4/20/2013 Ordered inactive 09-O-12063 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
10/26/2013 09-O-12063 Decision [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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October 26, 2013

JON A. DIVENS [#145549], 58, of Beverly Hills was disbarred Oct. 26, 2013 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and pay restitution.

Divens was found culpable of three counts of misconduct involving moral turpitude that stemmed from two separate securities matters. In 2009, Divens was hired to act as the escrow agent to hold a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) while its sale was being carried out. Although he was not given the power to do so, Divens invested the CMO into a trading program, misappropriated the interest it generated for his own personal use and then surreptitiously transferred the CMO to prevent the owner from locating it. The sale did not ultimately go through.

In the other matter, Divens breached his fiduciary duties as an escrow agent when he failed to return a CMO to the company that owned it, as well as misappropriated approximately $157,444 of the interest payments earned on the CMO.

In mitigation, Divens had no prior discipline in 18 years of practicing law. He was ordered to pay $399,424.83 plus interest in restitution.


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