Phoenix Thottam - #206882
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Law Offices of Phoenix Thottam
6230 Wilshire Blvd Ste 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5194
|Phone Number:||(310) 497-7255|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||Yale Univ; New Haven CT|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
Disciplinary and Related Actions
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|10/31/2008||Discipline w/actual suspension||06-C-11344||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|This member has no public record of administrative actions.|
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|11/1/2008||06-C-11344||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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October 31, 2008
PETER L. THOTTAM [#206882], 37, of Los Angeles Thottam was convicted in 2004 of petty theft, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.After practicing law for several years, Thottam enrolled in an MBA program at UC Irvine. He decided to transfer after a year and tried to return his textbooks, worth hundreds of dollars, to the Irvine bookstore for full price. When the bookstore refused, Thottam became upset and took two other books, worth $71 from the store.At the time, he was under a great deal of stress because his mother had had one leg amputated for gangrene but refused to allow doctors to remove the other diseased leg. She died a few weeks later of septicemia, gangrene of the lower extremities. Thottam admitted taking the books and told police about the stress he was under.He failed to appear in court for the criminal matter and a bench warrant was issued. He ultimately pleaded guilty to misdemeanor petty theft but did not report the conviction to the State Bar.In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation and was under extreme stress. He received some mitigation for doing thousands of hours of volunteer work in support of various community and public policy causes.