Jay A Ghoreichi - #177274
Current Status: Disbarred
This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Ghoreichi Law Firm
10250 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
|Phone Number:||(310) 356-4642|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of California at Los Angeles; CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Whittier Coll SOL; CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|7/1/2014||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|6/12/1995||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|11/5/2015||14-O-4199||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|8/30/2008||06-O-12030||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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January 6, 2017
JAY A. GHOREICHI [#177274], 50, of Los Angeles, was disbarred Jan. 6, 2017 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.Ghoreichi failed to maintain $16,690 in client settlement proceeds in his client trust account. He misappropriated the money, which was owed to his client’s medical providers for medical lien payments. In addition, he failed to notify a client he’d moved his office from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., and did not respond to five State Bar letters and emails inquiring about the allegations against him.Ghoreichi was disbarred after his default was entered for failing to respond to a notice of disciplinary charges. He did not seek to have the default set aside within 90 days as required under the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure, so he was disbarred and the charges deemed admitted.He had one prior record of discipline.
August 30, 2008
JAY ALEXANDER GHOREICHI [#177274], 42, of Los Angeles was suspended for 18 months, stayed, placed on two years of probation and was ordered to prove his rehabilitation and take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Aug. 30, 2008.Ghoreichi stipulated to three counts of misconduct in three matters.He settled a personal injury matter for $100,000 and put the settlement draft into an electronic program that he used as a client ledger. He did not deposit the check in his client trust account because he was still negotiating one medical bill. Because of accounting errors, Ghoreichi believed he had a balance of $100,000 in the client trust account when in fact there was nothing on deposit for that client. Two checks were written against insufficient funds before Ghoreichi discovered the settlement check was not deposited in the trust account. He stipulated that he failed to properly maintain client funds.In another personal injury case, a doctor who treated Ghoreichi’s client complained to the State Bar when his bill was not paid. Ghoreichi said the delay occurred because the doctor had sent conflicting bills and he was trying to determine the correct amount owed. After the complaint was filed, Ghoreichi and the doctor agreed to settle the outstanding balance, and at Ghoreichi’s insistence, the doctor signed a final release of all claims that included his agreement to withdraw his complaint to the bar. Ghoreichi stipulated that it is improper to seek an agreement that a bar complaint be withdrawn.In a third personal injury matter, Ghoreichi did not tell the client that her claim was rejected and that she had six months to file a lawsuit. Although he said he sent three letters to the client advising her that he would not continue to represent her, the client said she received only one letter two weeks before the statute of limitations was to expire.Ghoreichi stipulated that he failed to keep a client informed of developments in her case.In mitigation, Ghoreichi has no prior discipline record, cooperated with the bar’s investigation and changed his office procedures to avoid future misconduct.