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Jill Anne Cahill - #168130

Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

See below for more details.

Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 168130    
Address: P O Box 21346
Oakland, CA 94620
Phone Number: (510) 632-3727
Fax Number: (510) 632-0709
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Alameda
Undergraduate School: Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA
District: District 1    
Sections: None Law School: U of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
8/17/2003 Disbarred  
8/4/2001 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/14/1993 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

8/17/2003 Disbarment 02-N-13804 Disbarred 
2/7/2003 Ordered inactive 02-N-13804 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
11/21/2002 Ordered inactive 02-N-13804 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
5/5/2002 Discipline w/actual suspension 00-O-13351 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
8/4/2001 Ordered inactive 00-O-13351 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

9/1/2001 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law 


Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

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.

August 20, 2003

JILL ANNE CAHILL [#168130], 43, of Oakland was disbarred Aug. 20, 2003, and was ordered to comply with rule 955.

Cahill did not meet the requirements of a 2002 disciplinary order that she comply with rule 955 by notifying clients, opposing counsel and other interested parties of her suspension.

The discipline was imposed for abandoning a client in connection with a criminal case — she failed to perform legal services competently, communicate with her client, refund unearned fees or cooperate with the bar's investigation, and she committed acts of moral turpitude.

Cahill did not participate in the disbarment proceedings.

May 5, 2002

JILL ANNE CAHILL [#168130], 42, of Oakland was suspended for one year, stayed, actually suspended for 60 days and until she makes restitution and the State Bar Court grants a motion to terminate the suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE. If the actual suspension exceeds 90 days, she must comply with rule 955, and if it exceeds two years, she must prove her rehabilitation. The order took effect May 5, 2002.

In a default proceeding, the bar court found that Cahill failed to perform legal services competently, respond to her client's inquiries, refund unearned fees or cooperate with the bar's investigation, and she committed acts of moral turpitude by making misrepresentations to her client's mother.

She was hired by a criminal defendant's mother to represent her son against charges of possession of a controlled substance. The mother paid Cahill $1,500. Cahill did not appear at several hearings or return the client's or his mother's numerous phone calls. Bench warrants were issued against both the defendant and Cahill, who told the mother at one point that she was working with the court to have a warrant recalled and that she was looking for a diversion program for the defendant. Neither assertion was true.

The defendant eventually pleaded guilty on the advice of a public defender.

The mother fired Cahill and sought a refund of her fee. When no refund was forthcoming, she went to fee arbitration and was awarded $2,575. Cahill did not appear at the hearing.


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