Corecia Joy Woo - #214544
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.
Corecia J. Woo
904 Silver Spur Rd # 5033
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
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||Undergraduate School:||Univ of California at Los Angeles; CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Pepperdine Univ SOL; Malibu CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|10/16/2008||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|11/20/2007||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|9/4/2001||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|
|10/10/2013||13-V-13205||Modification Order [PDF]|
|6/24/2013||08-O-10238||Order re Extension of Time [PDF]|
|1/27/2012||08-O-10238||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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November 18, 2016
CORECIA JOY WOO [#214544], 46, of Elk Grove, was disbarred Nov. 18, 2016 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.Woo was disbarred as a result of her misdemeanor conviction for driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more. She was also charged with two additional counts of misconduct for not complying with the terms of her disciplinary probation and making a misrepresentation to the Office of Probation.On July 20, 2013, Woo was pulled over in Auburn for making an unsafe lane change and found to be under the influence of alcohol. She failed to comply with her probation by not submitting an October 2013 quarterly report on time, and not disclosing a DUI conviction or her failure to comply with the State Bar Act in two quarterly reports. She also intentionally filed false quarterly reports under penalty of perjury.Woo had been disciplined on two prior occasions. In mitigation, she was suffering extreme emotional difficulties as a result of her marital separation, cooperated with the State Bar, has done community service and provided character evidence from five witnesses.
January 27, 2012
CORECIA JOY WOO [#214544], 42, of Auburn was suspended for five years, stayed, and until she proves her rehabilitation, placed on five years of probation and she was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. She receives credit for a period of inactive enrollment that began Oct. 16, 2008. The order took effect Jan. 27, 2012.Woo stipulated to 12 counts of misconduct in five cases, including failures to perform legal services competently, account for client funds or respond to reasonable status inquiries, and she withdrew from representation without protecting her clients’ interests and disobeyed a court order by failing to pay sanctions.In a divorce case in which Woo represented the husband, she did not respond to the opposing party’s interrogatories and told her client she would no longer represent him. She refunded $1,000. However, she did not refund his full fee and costs or return his file for several months.Woo filed a personal injury case but then did not contact the insurance company or appear at a case management conference or an order to show cause hearing and the case was dismissed. She did not inform her client. She withdrew from another family law matter for which the client advanced a $2,500 fee, but did not properly substitute out, account for fees or refund unearned fees. Woo took no action in another personal injury case for more than a year and allowed the statute of limitations to run.Woo also was disciplined in 2007 for making misrepresentations to a client and failing to refund unearned fees. In mitigation, she cooperated with the bar’s investigation, demonstrated remorse and had severe family problems. In recognition of her misconduct, she tried to resign from the bar, but the Supreme Court rejected the resignation.
November 4, 2007
CORECIA JOY WOO [#214544], 37, of Auburn was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a 90-day actual suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year and comply with rule 9.20. The order took effect Nov. 4, 2007.Woo stipulated that she failed to refund unearned fees and committed an act of moral turpitude by making misrepresentations to a client. She handled the client’s divorce until the case became inactive. When the client terminated her employment and asked for a refund of unearned fees, Woo did not respond. The client won a small claims judgment against her, but Woo asked that it be vacated; she said she had not been properly served and claimed she had already repaid the client. When the State Bar sent her letters of inquiry, she said she had refunded the fee. None of those statements was true.Woo also created a phony check stub that her lawyer sent to the bar as proof that she had refunded money to her client.