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Lisa Irene Fochetti - #171954

Current Status:  Disbarred

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

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Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 171954    
Address: 320 College Ave #300
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone Number: Not Available
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Sonoma
Undergraduate School: No Information Available;
District: District 1    
Sections: None Law School: Empire Coll SOL; Santa Rosa CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
7/31/2005 Disbarred  
8/2/2002 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/1/1994 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.

7/31/2005 Disbarment 04-N-12119 Disbarred 
2/5/2005 Ordered inactive 04-N-12119 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
11/22/2004 Ordered inactive 04-N-12119 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
10/17/2004 Interim suspension after conviction 01-C-04893 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
12/4/2003 Discipline w/actual suspension 02-C-12143 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
1/25/2003 Ordered inactive 02-C-12143 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
8/2/2002 Ordered inactive 02-TR-13555 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

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
7/31/2005 04-N-12119 Decision [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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July 31, 2005

LISA IRENE FOCHETTI [#171954], 34, of Santa Rosa was disbarred July 31, 2005.

Fochetti failed to comply with rule 955, as required by a 2003 disciplinary order imposed following a misdemeanor conviction for spousal battery. She did not file with the Supreme Court an affidavit stating that she notified her clients and other pertinent parties of her suspension from practice.

She did not participate in the disbarment proceedings.

December 4, 2003

LISA IRENE FOCHETTI [#171954], 33, of Modesto was suspended for one year, stayed, actually suspended for 30 days or until 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; if it exceeds two years, she must prove her rehabilitation. The order took effect Dec. 4, 2003.

In a default proceeding, the State Bar Court found that Fochetti’s 2000 conviction for domestic violence warranted discipline.

A former attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Fochetti argued with her husband over two days when he tried to take away her gun and her car keys. Fochetti’s doctor had instructed her husband to take away his wife’s firearms for her safety. During the argument, she bit her husband’s right shoulder.

Fochetti’s husband told police his wife had a drug problem and had left a rehab program without permission.


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