Shawn Michael Haggerty - #219231
Current Status: Active
This member is active and may practice law in California.
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The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Law Ofc Shawn M Haggerty
2440 hacienda Ste 207
hacienda heights, CA 91745
|Phone Number:||(714) 287-1643|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||Western State Univ; Fullerton CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||American COL; Brea CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|3/1/2014||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|5/22/2002||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
Disciplinary and Related Actions
|3/1/2014||Discipline w/actual suspension||12-O-15614||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|This member has no public record of administrative actions.|
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|3/1/2014||12-O-15614||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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March 1, 2014
SHAWN MICHAEL HAGGERTY [#219231], 53, of Hacienda Heights was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years’ probation with an actual 60-day suspension and ordered to take the MPRE and pay restitution. The order took effect March 1, 2014.Haggerty stipulated to five counts of misconduct in one client matter. In 2011, a woman hired him to represent her in filing petitions for expungement of several criminal convictions. Despite being paid $1,500 to do so, Haggerty performed no services of value on the woman’s behalf. After the woman tried for more than a month to reach Haggerty to get a status update, he texted her back claiming that he had filed the petitions and the process would take six to eight weeks. Between Nov. 10, 2011 and May 10, 2012, the client contacted Haggerty repeatedly for an update with little success. Finally, she went to the courthouse where Haggerty said the petitions for expungement were pending, and learned they had never been filed.Soon after, the woman fired Haggerty but did not receive her file from him until August 2012 after the State Bar had begun an investigation.Haggerty stipulated that he failed to perform legal services with competence, failed to respond promptly to a client’s reasonable status inquiries, made a false statement to his client, did not refund unearned fees and failed to promptly release the client papers and property. He was ordered to pay $1,500 plus interest in restitution.In mitigation, Haggerty entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar, had no prior record of discipline, has done a substantial amount of pro bono work and volunteers for charitable organizations.