Jill Anne Cahill - #168130
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
P O Box 21346
Oakland, CA 94620
|Phone Number:||(510) 632-3727|
|Fax Number:||(510) 632-0709|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||U of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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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.