Michael B Stone - #160177
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
848 N Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107-1103
|Phone Number:||(310) 776-7500|
|Fax Number:||(310) 776-7500|
||Undergraduate School:||New York Univ; New York NY|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|4/29/2016||Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|1/29/2015||Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|7/2/2013||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|3/23/2012||Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|6/24/2011||Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|10/13/2010||Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|8/16/2008||Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|3/25/2014||12-H-16290||Order re Extension of Time [PDF]|
|9/20/2013||12-H-16290||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
|11/29/2011||11-O-13253||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
July 8, 2016
MICHAEL B. STONE [#160177], 59, of Las Vegas, was suspended from the practice of law for two years and until he provides proof of his rehabilitation. 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. He is also required to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect July 8, 2016.Stone failed to comply with rule 9.20, a requirement of his disciplinary probation.He had three prior records of discipline. In April 2011, he was privately reproved for improperly withdrawing from employment and failing to return unearned fees, return costs, pay court-ordered sanctions, competently perform legal services or respond to reasonable client inquiries. That November, he was publicly reproved for withdrawing from employment and failing to deposit advance costs in trust, provide an accounting or return an unearned fee.In August 2013, he was suspended after stipulating that he failed to comply with the reproval conditions in his 2011 discipline cases.
September 21, 2013
MICHAEL B. STONE [#160177], 56, of Las Vegas, was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years’ probation with an actual 90-day suspension and ordered to take the MPRE, pay restitution and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Sept. 21, 2013.Stone stipulated that he did not comply with the terms of two private reprovals he received in 2011. Stone was late or failed to submit quarterly reports to probation. He also failed to provide proof he attended Ethics School, passed the test given at the end or paid restitution as required by one reproval order.Following the other reproval, Stone failed to submit any quarterly probation reports or comply with fee arbitration conditions of his reproval. He also failed to provide proof that he passed the MPRE or attended Ethics School and Client Trust Accounting School.In mitigation, Stone entered into a pre-trial stipulation and was suffering significant financial difficulties at the time of his misconduct.Stone received one of the 2011 private reprovals for failure to perform with competence, improper withdrawal from employment, and failure to promptly return unearned advanced fees, refund unused advanced costs, respond to client inquiries or comply with a court order. The other private reproval was for improper withdrawal from employment and failure to deposit client funds in a client trust account, render appropriate accounts to client or promptly return unearned advanced fees.