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Vivian C SanJose - #222909

Current Status:  Disbarred

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

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Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 222909    
Address: Law Offices of Vivian C San Jose
PO Box 77704
Corona, CA 92877
Phone Number: Not Available
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Riverside
Undergraduate School: Univ of Philippines; Quezon City The Philippines
District: District 4    
Sections: None Law School: Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
6/13/2013 Disbarred  
10/6/2012 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/2/2002 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.

6/13/2013 Disbarment 12-O-12819 Disbarred 
1/18/2013 Ordered inactive 12-O-12819 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
10/6/2012 Discipline w/actual suspension 10-O-06759 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

This member has no public record of administrative actions.


Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
6/13/2013 12-O-12819 Stipulation [PDF]
10/6/2012 10-O-06759 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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June 13, 2013

VIVIAN C. SAN JOSE [#222909], 48, of Corona was disbarred June 13, 2013 and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and to pay restitution.

San Jose stipulated to charging and receiving advanced fees for loan modifications in violation of state law. San Jose also formed a business arrangement with two non-lawyers whom she paid for client referrals in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct, failed to perform legal services with competence, failed to return unearned advanced fees and failed to respond to clients’ reasonable inquiries about the status of their cases. San Jose allowed the two non-lawyers to market her bankruptcy services, sign bankruptcy representation engagement agreements and collect documents needed for each bankruptcy petition.

According to the stipulation, San Jose gradually allowed the non-attorneys’ control of the business to increase as she became preoccupied with her father’s cancer treatment. Despite receiving advanced fees from her bankruptcy clients, San Jose performed no services of value and did not return any of their money.

San Jose also received a three-year actual suspension in May of 2012 after stipulating to misconduct in 30 client matters including failures to perform, fee splitting, aiding and abetting the unauthorized practice of law, moral turpitude, failures to refund unearned fees, charging illegal advanced fees and failure to disclose a potential conflict to a client.

San Jose was ordered to pay $20,984 in restitution, plus interest.


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