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Eve Susan Chesbro - #145698

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Practice Area(s):
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Employee Benefits
Labor & Employment


Current Status:  Active

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Profile Information

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Bar Number: 145698
Address:
Law Office of Eve Chesbro
65 N Catalina Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Phone Number: (626) 792-5612
Fax Number: (626) 792-5614
e-mail: Not Available 
Undergraduate School:
Cornell Univ; Ithaca NY
Law School:
Antioch SOL; Washington DC
County: Los Angeles
District: District 2
Sections:
None

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Active
8/17/2013 Active  
7/18/2013 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
1/17/1990 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

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9/8/2014 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 11-O-17898  
7/18/2013 Discipline w/actual suspension 11-O-17898 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
9/11/2013 11-O-17898 Order re Extension of Time [PDF]
9/5/2013 11-O-17898 Order re Extension of Time [PDF]
7/18/2013 11-O-17898 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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July 18, 2013

EVE SUSAN CHESBRO [#145698], 62, of Pasadena, was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on three years’ probation with an actual 30-day suspension and ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect July 18, 2013.

Chesbro stipulated to misconduct in two client matters: failing to perform legal services with competence, failing to return unearned fees, failing to deposit client funds in her client trust account and failing to render appropriate accounts to a client. In both of the matters she was disciplined for, Chesbro failed to carry out tasks she had promised to complete on behalf of her clients and failed to respond to her clients for months, although they repeatedly asked about the status of their cases.

According to the stipulation, Chesbro was recovering from surgery on one of her hips and was due to have surgery on the other at the time she was hired in 2010 to file a wrongful termination suit. At first, Chesbro told the client that because of her surgery, she would not be able to file the complaint until January 2011. Chesbro failed to do so and despite numerous inquiries by the client, she never completed a draft of the complaint and never filed the lawsuit. The client fired her in August 2011, but Chesbro did not return $10,000 in unearned fees to him until after he filed a complaint with the State Bar.

In the second matter she was disciplined for, Chesbro failed to provide a billing statement to another client for more than a year. The client, who fired Chesbro because she was unhappy with her services, wanted to determine whether she was entitled to any refund of the fees she paid Chesbro. Chesbro didn’t provide the woman with a billing statement until after a State Bar investigator sent her a letter.

Although Chesbro said she had earned all of the fees that the woman paid her, she agreed to pay for fee arbitration and abide by the results.

In mitigation, Chesbro had been a practicing lawyer for 37 years with no prior record of discipline and agreed to enter into a stipulation prior to trial.


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