Patricia Ann Gregory - #226239
Current Status: Disbarred
This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
20130 Monte Vista St
Apple Valley, CA 92130
|Phone Number:||(760) 720-2252|
|Fax Number:||(760) 720-2253|
||Undergraduate School:||St Bonaventure Univ; St Bonaventure NY|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Thomas Jefferson SOL; San Diego CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|3/19/2011||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|8/7/2003||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|8/18/2012||09-O-12766||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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August 18, 2012
PATRICIA ANN GREGORY [#], 62, of Carlsbad was disbarred Aug. 18, 2012, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.A three-judge State Bar Court review panel upheld a hearing judge’s findings that Gregory misappropriated more than $112,000 from two clients. She appealed a hearing judge’s recommendation that she be disbarred and make restitution of more than $100,000 to two clients. She denied misappropriating any funds, saying they were earned and properly collected as fees.In one matter, she received $188,325 from the sale of her divorce client’s home, but withdrew more than $85,000 for personal expenses and allowed the balance in her trust account to drop to $239. In the second case, the court found she failed to maintain client funds in trust and committed acts of moral turpitude.Gregory also pleaded guilty in January 2012 in San Diego superior court to felony embezzlement and advertising her legal services without a license, a misdemeanor. She initially was charged with 11 felonies, including fraud and grand theft, for allegedly stealing from her clients. Eight charges were dropped and two were reduced to misdemeanors. She was sentenced in February to one year in jail and five years of probation. Gregory has been on interim suspension since May 13.
May 13, 2012
PATRICIA ANN GREGORY [#226239], 62, of Carlsbad was placed on interim suspension May 13, 2012, after convictions for felony embezzlement and advertising her legal services without a license, a misdemeanor. The State Bar Court has recommended her disbarment.