Mary Derparseghian - #224541
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|Bar Number: 224541|
35 N Lake Ave Ste 740
Pasadena, CA 91101-1856
Fax Number: (626) 564-2993
Email: Not Available
California St Univ Northridge; CA
Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA
|County: Los Angeles
District: District 2
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January 19, 2017
MARY DERPARSEGHIAN [#224541], 41, of Pasadena, was disbarred Jan. 19, 2017 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.The State Bar Court Review Department found that she intentionally misappropriated $64,000 in one client matter and failed to perform competently in another.Derparseghian was to represent two clients in their suit against their homeowner’s association. She failed to deposit $5,000 in costs in her client trust account, promptly remove funds she’d earned, or maintain more than $60,000 in trust. She also did not prepare and maintain required records for the trust account.In a second matter, she failed to perform competently by not advising a client he needed to appear at trial, not requesting a trial continuance and not preparing for or appearing at trial or at a hearing on a proposed judgment.Derparseghian initially admitted to five counts of misconduct and a State Bar Court hearing judge recommended discipline that included a two-year actual suspension.Both the Office of Chief Trial Counsel and Derparseghian appealed. The three-judge review panel upheld the hearing judge’s culpability findings but concluded that Derparseghian’s misconduct was intentional, finding more factors in aggravation and fewer in mitigation, which resulted in the disbarment recommendation.