James Lyston Evertts - #147768
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
1999 S Bascom Ave Ste 7
Campbell, CA 95008
|Phone Number:||(408) 628-0234|
|Fax Number:||(408) 628-0955|
||Undergraduate School:||Principia Coll; Elsah IL|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Illinois IT Chicago-Kent COL; Chicago IL|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|7/1/2015||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|2/26/2016||15-O-11466||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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February 10, 2017
JAMES LYSTON EVERTTS [#147768], 72, of Campbell, was disbarred Feb. 10, 2017 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and make restitution.In one matter, he misappropriated $425,000 of his client’s funds and stopped working on the client’s trust matter. He failed to respond to status inquiries from a beneficiary of the trust, take steps to avoid foreseeable prejudice to his client, maintain a balance of $530,034.97 on behalf of his client, respond to letters from the State Bar or notify the State Bar of his change of address when he vacated his office.In another matter, Evertts charged and collected an illegal fee of $8,900 in advance of a probate court order, improperly withdrew from employment, misappropriated $338.88 in client funds, and failed to perform legal services with competence. He also did not promptly respond to his client’s status inquiries, return unearned fees, maintain client funds in his trust account, cooperate with a disciplinary investigation or update his membership address. Evertts was disbarred after his default was entered for failing to respond to two notices of disciplinary charges. Because he did not seek to have the default set aside or vacated within 90 days as required under the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure, he was disbarred and the charges against him deemed admitted.He was ordered to pay $434,238.88 plus interest in restitution.