Thomas Scott Simons - #226484
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
3721 Hearst Castle Way
Plano, TX 75025
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||Undergraduate School:||Penn State Univ; University Park PA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||New Coll of CA SOL; San Francisco CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|9/18/2006||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|9/16/2005||Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|9/4/2013||11-N-11115||Order re Extension of Time [PDF]|
|11/3/2011||11-N-11115||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
|5/30/2010||06-O-14505||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
February 4, 2017
THOMAS SCOTT SIMONS [#226484], 49, of Plano, Texas, was disbarred Feb. 4, 2017 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.Simons failed to comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation by not contacting the Office of Probation within 30 days of the effective date of his suspension to schedule a meeting, submitting six quarterly and a final report to probation or attend ethics training.He was previously suspended for failing to file a declaration of compliance with rule 9.20 following an earlier suspension for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law and committing acts of moral turpitude. Simons deliberately held himself out as an attorney and worked on a San Mateo County divorce case when he knew he was not entitled to practice.He entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar.
November 3, 2011
THOMAS SCOTT SIMONS, 44, of Plano, Texas, was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on four years of probation with a two-year actual suspension and until he proves his rehabilitation and he was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Nov. 3, 2011.Simons stipulated that he failed to comply with a rule 9.20 requirement that was part of a 2010 disciplinary order. He did not file the required declaration that he notified his clients, opposing counsel and other interested parties of his suspension. He was suspended and placed on probation for repeatedly engaging in the unauthorized practice of law and committing acts of moral turpitude.In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation.
May 30, 2010
THOMAS SCOTT SIMONS [#226484], 42, of Mill Valley was suspended for three years, stayed, actually suspended for 90 days and until the State Bar Court grants a motion to terminate the suspension, and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. If the actual suspension exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect May 30, 2010.In a default proceeding, the bar court found that in two matters, Simons repeatedly engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and committed acts of moral turpitude. He was placed on involuntary inactive enrollment in 2005 for not reporting compliance with MCLE requirements and the following year was suspended for not paying bar dues. He was suspended from Sept. 15, 2006, through at least May 5, 2008.While inactive, he handled divorce and family law matters and held himself out as an attorney in both.