Michael William Newcomb - #188321
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Michael W Newcomb, Attorney at Law
45089 Vine Cliff St
Temecula, CA 92592
|Phone Number:||(951) 541-0220|
|Fax Number:||(951) 541-9360|
||Undergraduate School:||Rancho Santiago Coll; Santa Ana CA|
|CLA Sections:||None||Law School:||Thomas Jefferson SOL; San Diego CA|
|California Lawyers Association (CLA) is an independent organization and is not part of The State Bar of California.|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|9/1/2017||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|9/1/2017||Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|12/22/2015||Ordered Inactive/Fee Arb/B&P 6203||15-AE-15283||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|7/1/2015||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|4/16/2018||14-O-247||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|3/7/2016||16-ZA-11030||Order Terminating Suspension [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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May 18, 2018
Michael William Newcomb [#188321], 47, of Temecula, was disbarred effective May 18, 2018, ordered to notify clients of the discipline and perform other obligations under rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. Newcomb stipulated that he was culpable in three client matters. He stipulated that he failed to respond to his clients’ reasonable requests for the status of their cases, and failed to provide an accounting of legal fees advanced to him. Additionally, he stipulated that he failed to respond to the State Bar’s inquiries and in one case, disobeyed a court order and in another, to practicing law while under suspension. He was also found to have failed to meet the conditions of his probation in a previous disciplinary matter by not meeting with the probation office and failing to file any quarterly reports. Newcomb has two previous disciplinary matters. The first involved two client matters where he was found to have failed to perform his duties competently, failed to provide an accounting of funds, failed to refund unearned fees, and failed to respond to the State Bar’s inquiries. In that case he was placed on probation for one year and ordered to take and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). In the second matter Newcomb was suspended for 90 days and placed on probation for one year. He stipulated that, although he was serving an earlier suspension and was not at the time an active attorney, he appeared for a client in a civil matter, an instance of the unauthorized practice of law. In another matter, Newcomb failed to render an appropriate accounting to a client regarding advanced attorney fees. In both cases he failed to cooperate or participate in the State Bar’s disciplinary investigation.
August 30, 2017
Michael William Newcomb , 47, of Temecula, was suspended Aug. 30, 2017, for 90 days and placed on probation for one year. He stipulated that, although he was serving an earlier suspension and was not at the time an active member of the State Bar, he appeared for a client in Riverside County Superior Court in a civil matter, an instance of the unauthorized practice of law. In another matter, Newcomb failed to render an appropriate accounting to a client regarding advanced attorney fees. In both cases he failed to cooperate or participate in the State Bar’s disciplinary investigation. In aggravation, he had a prior record of discipline for having failed to render legal services competently and committed multiple acts of misconduct.
January 6, 2017
MICHAEL WILLIAM NEWCOMB [#188321], 46, of Temecula, was placed on one year of probation and faces a one-year suspension if he fails to comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. He was also ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect Jan. 6, 2017.Newcomb failed to perform competently by not filing articles of organization for his client’s company or providing an accounting to his client. In a second matter, he failed to inform a client of the Court of Appeal’s denial of her writ of mandate, waited three months to inform the client a court had entered a default judgment against her and failed to release client papers and property.His misconduct resulted in significant harm to a client who was forced to hire a new attorney after Newcomb failed to perform.Newcomb had no prior record of discipline and entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar.
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