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Mary Derparseghian - #224541

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Practice Area(s):
Business Law
Communications Law
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Family Law
Intellectual Property
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Real Estate
Trusts & Estates
Wills & Probate
Workers Compensation
Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Other Language(s) Spoken by this Attorney:

Other Language(s) Spoken by the Law Office Staff:
Chinese - Mandarin


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

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Bar Number: 224541
35 N Lake Ave Ste 740
Pasadena, CA 91101-1856
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Phone Number: (323) 937-2727
Fax Number: (626) 564-2993
e-mail: Not Available 
Undergraduate School:
California St Univ Northridge; CA
Law School:
Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA
County: Los Angeles
District: District 2

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
1/19/2017 Disbarred  
9/5/2016 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
3/29/2003 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

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1/19/2017 Disbarment 14-O-01719 Disbarred 
9/5/2016 Ordered inactive 13-O-17168 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

Administrative Actions

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
1/19/2017 13-O-17168 Opinion [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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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.

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