The State Bar of California has filed disciplinary charges against this attorney alleging that the attorney engaged in a major misappropriation of client funds. You may read the Notice of Disciplinary Charges filed by the State Bar against the attorney, and any reply filed by the attorney. You may also learn more about the general nature of misappropriation of client funds.
DISCLAIMER: Any Notice of Disciplinary Charges filed by the State Bar contains only allegations of professional misconduct. The attorney is presumed to be innocent of any misconduct warranting discipline until the charges have been proven.
Sean Patrick Gjerde - #217467
Current Status: Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
PO Box 236
Wilton, CA 95693
|Phone Number:||(407) 494-5134|
|Fax Number:||(407) 982-3354|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of Oregon; Eugene OR|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|Present||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|4/21/2012||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|12/16/2011||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|12/11/2001||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
State Bar Court Cases
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DISCLAIMER: Any posted Notice of Disciplinary Charges, Conviction Transmittal or other initiating document, contains only allegations of professional misconduct. The attorney is presumed to be innocent of any misconduct warranting discipline until the charges have been proven.
|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|5/26/2013||10-C-6102||Interim Suspension Order [PDF]|
|5/10/2013||12-O-16479||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|1/22/2013||08-O-11776||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|6/14/2012||10-O-05663||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|4/21/2012||12-TE-10663||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|Pending||10-O-05663||Initiating Document [PDF]|
|Pending||11-O-10005||Initiating Document [PDF]|
|Pending||11-O-10005||Amended Initiating Document [PDF]|
|Pending||12-O-16479||Initiating Document [PDF]|
|Pending||10-C-6102||Initiating Document [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
May 26, 2013
SEAN PATRICK GJERDE [#217467], 37, of Wilton was placed on interim suspension May 26, 2013 following a conviction for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and making false statements relating to loan applications. He was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.
December 16, 2011
SEAN PATRICK GJERDE [#217467], 35, of Wilton was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with an actual 60-day suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Dec. 16, 2011.Gjerde stipulated to four counts of misconduct in four cases.While working as a network attorney for ARAG Insurance Co., which provides group legal insurance plans as an employee benefit, he knowingly submitted false bills and collected reimbursement for work he didn’t do for four clients. His actions amounted to moral turpitude.Gjerde deposited the community property proceeds from the sale of a home in his client trust account. He represented the husband. When the dissolution was granted, the court ordered Gjerde to disburse various amounts to all the attorneys; he said he was billing $8,451 as trustee for holding the funds and refused to distribute any money until he was paid. He moved for reconsideration of the judgment but the court denied his motion.In order to receive some money, the wife let Gjerde deduct $500 from what he owed her and he sent her a check for $500 less than what the court ordered. He stipulated that he failed to release funds promptly.He provided no services of value to a client who paid him $4,850 to negotiate a loan modification and he did not appear at a hearing in an unlawful detainer proceeding.Gjerde cooperated with the bar’s investigation and presented evidence of his good character.