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Lee Alan Gross - #153412

Current Status:  Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)

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Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 153412    
Address: PO Box 6361
Irvine, CA 92616
Phone Number: Not Available
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Orange
Undergraduate School: Univ of California at Los Angeles; CA
District: District 4    
Sections: None Law School: Univ of Houston Law Center; Houston TX

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA
1/15/2016 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
10/31/1994 Active  
1/1/1994 Inactive  
6/11/1991 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

10/15/2016 Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 15-O-14084  
1/15/2016 Discipline w/actual suspension 14-O-00303 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.

Explanation of common actions

State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
10/15/2016 15-O-14084 Stipulation [PDF]
1/15/2016 14-O-303 Stipulation [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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October 15, 2016

LEE ALAN GROSS [#153412], 58, of Irvine, was placed on one year of probation and faces a one-year suspension if her fails to comply with the conditions of his disciplinary probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution. The order took effect Oct. 15, 2016.

In December 2011, Gross established State Legal Trust Inc., providing legal services through it by supervising a non-attorney staff that completed and submitted home mortgage loan modifications. In that role, Gross advertised his services to residents of Massachusetts and practiced law in the state when he was not licensed to do so. He also collected an illegal fee.

He was ordered to pay $3,495 plus interest in restitution. Gross had one prior record of discipline, his misconduct caused significant harm to his out-of-state clients who were facing the loss of their home and had to hire another attorney to replace him. He also failed to make restitution. In mitigation, he entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar.

January 15, 2016

LEE ALAN GROSS [#153412], 58, of Irvine, was suspended from the practice of law for 18 months and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court, make restitution and take the MPRE. 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. The order took effect Jan. 15, 2016.

Gross was found culpable of misconduct in 20 matters stemming from his ownership and operation of State Trust Legal Inc., a business providing loan modification services that advertised legal services online and nationwide. Gross collected illegal fees and held himself as entitled to practice law in states where he wasn’t admitted: South Carolina, Michigan, Texas, New York, Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Massachusetts.

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

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