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Chad Thomas Pratt - #149746

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This member is active and may practice law in California.

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Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 149746    
Address: 660 S Figueroa St Ste 1960
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3447
Phone Number: (213) 596-2920
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Santa Clara Univ; Santa Clara CA
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Active
3/14/2016 Active  
2/28/2015 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
4/12/2014 Active  
3/13/2014 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
12/4/1990 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

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2/28/2015 Discipline w/actual suspension 13-O-12312 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
3/13/2014 Discipline w/actual suspension 12-O-16642 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

Administrative Actions

This member has no public record of administrative actions.

Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
2/28/2015 13-O-12312 Decision [PDF] [WORD]
3/13/2014 12-O-16642 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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February 28, 2015

CHAD THOMAS PRATT [#149746], 51, of Pasadena, was suspended from the practice of law for one year and until he makes restitution. He was also placed on three years’ probation and faces a three-year suspension if he does not comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. In addition, he was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. In September 2011, Pratt became associated with Real Estate Law Center, which was in the business of obtaining loan modifications for clients. The center employed more than 35 non-lawyers who took upfront fees for processing cases leading to the filing of meritless lawsuits against lenders. In two of the three client matters in which he was found to have committed misconduct, Pratt failed to adequately supervise the non-attorneys who engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. Pratt also assisted in filing the meritless lawsuits, even though the clients just wanted help modifying their loans. When his relationship with the clients ended, Pratt did not account for fees he claimed to have earned or return unearned fees. Pratt was ordered to pay $16,859.65 plus interest in restitution. Pratt had one prior record of discipline, a 2014 suspension for commingling funds in his client trust account and failing to deposit a client’s settlement check in a client trust account or maintain complete records of all client funds.

March 13, 2014

CHAD THOMAS PRATT [#149746], 50, of Pasadena was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years’ probation with an actual 30-day suspension and ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect March 13, 2014.

Pratt stipulated that in 2010 he allowed a $5,000 settlement check he received on behalf of a client to be deposited in his general business account rather than his client trust account. He also maintained earned fees in his client trust account and did not maintain complete records of all client funds coming into his possession.

In mitigation, Pratt had no prior record of discipline and entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar.

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