Robert Warren Logan - #198922
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Redding, CA 96001
|Phone Number:||(530) 241-0126|
|Fax Number:||(530) 243-9083|
||Undergraduate School:||California St Univ; San Bernardino CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Univ of LaVerne COL; Ontario CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|9/28/2012||08-O-12889||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|9/27/2012||10-O-11176||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|7/26/2012||11-O-17031||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|7/6/2011||08-O-12889||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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August 23, 2013
ROBERT WARREN LOGAN [#198922], 43, of Redding, was disbarred Aug. 23, 2013 and ordered to comply with Rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and to pay restitution.Logan was disbarred after his default was entered when he failed to appear at trial. Under rule 5.85 of the State Bar’s rules of procedure, an attorney who does not appear at trial can be disbarred if he or she does not move to have the default set aside within 90 days.The charges were deemed admitted: Logan committed 16 counts of misconduct, including improper withdrawal from employment, making a misrepresentation on a rule 9.20 affidavit and failing to perform legal services with competence, communicate or comply with conditions of his probation. He was ordered to pay $6,000 plus interest in restitution.Logan has two prior records of discipline. In 2012, he was suspended after being found culpable of four acts of misconduct, including client trust account violations and failure to return unearned fees in one client matter or to cooperate with the bar’s investigation. In 2011, he was suspended after stipulating to 13 counts of misconduct in six matters.
September 27, 2012
ROBERT WARREN LOGAN, 42, of Redding was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a nine-month actual suspension and he was ordered to make restitution and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Sept. 27, 2012.The State Bar Court found that Logan committed four acts of misconduct, including client trust account violations, failure to return unearned fees ($1,500) in one client matter, and failure to cooperate with the bar’s investigation.He used his client trust account for personal uses, including paying personal debts and making cash withdrawals. He also commingled funds and wrote bad checks against the account. Logan stipulated that he failed to properly maintain his client trust account, committed acts of moral turpitude and did not cooperate with the bar’s investigation.In a spousal support matter, Logan’s secretary sent various documents to a client at the wrong address. Although the documents were preliminary in nature and provided no value to the client, he asked for a refund of his $1,500 advance fee. Logan never repaid him.In mitigation, Logan cooperated with the bar’s investigation and demonstrated remorse. He received limited mitigation for testimony about his good character, including continued participation in Alcoholics Anonymous. He has been sober since June 2011. He has a prior record of discipline for misconduct in five client matters and trust account violations from 2007 through 2010.
July 6, 2011
ROBERT WARREN LOGAN [#198922], 42, of Redding was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a 90-day actual suspension and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect July 6, 2011.Logan stipulated to 13 counts of misconduct in six matters. In three matters, he did not do the work his clients hired him to do and did not refund their fees. He wrote a check against insufficient funds in his client trust account.One client paid Logan an initial advance fee of $5,000 and another $3,800 that he demanded. Two weeks before trial was scheduled to start, he told the client he wouldn’t go to trial without an additional $12,000. According to the stipulation, his demand did not conform to the terms of his fee agreement. He withdrew from the case.The court intervened when the client said she did not have her file. She disputed Logan’s assertion that he returned the file as ordered by the court. Logan has been unable to account for the fee his client paid. He scheduled and cancelled some depositions and propounded some discovery.In another family law case, the opposing counsel gave Logan $3,000 in attorney fees, as ordered by the court. He kept the money, plus an additional $750. The client disputed Logan’s retention of the funds, which he did not hold in trust. He did not account for the client’s money.In mitigation, he demonstrated remorse, was having marital difficulties at the time and cooperated with the bar’s investigation.