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Sean Patrick Gjerde - #217467

Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

See below for more details.

Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 217467    
Address: PO Box 236
Wilton, CA 95693
Phone Number: (407) 494-5134
Fax Number: (407) 982-3354
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Sacramento
Undergraduate School: Univ of Oregon; Eugene OR
District: District 3    
Sections: None Law School: McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
5/11/2014 Disbarred  
4/21/2012 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
2/15/2012 Active  
12/16/2011 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/11/2001 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

5/11/2014 Disbarment 12-O-16479 Disbarred 
11/29/2013 Ordered inactive 12-O-16479 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
5/26/2013 Interim suspension after conviction 10-C-06102 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
5/10/2013 Ordered inactive 12-O-16479 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
1/22/2013 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 08-O-11776 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
6/14/2012 Ordered inactive 10-O-05663 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
4/21/2012 Inactive - Irreparable injury (6007c) 12-TE-10663 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
12/16/2011 Discipline w/actual suspension 08-O-11776 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

7/3/2012 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law 


Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

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
5/11/2014 12-O-16479 Decision [PDF] [WORD]
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]
12/16/2011 08-O-11776 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]

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.


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