Leonard Julius Sawyer - #259068
AKA: Julius Sawyer
Current Status: Active
This member is active and may practice law in California.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
14627 Taymouth Dr
Houston, TX 77084-1509
|Phone Number:||(832) 209-0862|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||Southern Methodist Univ; Dallas TX|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Loyola Univ SOL; New Orleans LA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|5/19/2014||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|2/4/2013||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|12/2/2008||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|
|5/16/2013||09-C-19063||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|2/4/2013||09-C-19063||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|5/15/2012||09-C-19063||Order re Costs [PDF]|
|11/3/2011||09-C-19063||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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July 9, 2016
LEONARD JULIUS SAWYER [#259068], 37, of Houston, was suspended from the practice of law for 90 days with credit given for the time of his inactive enrollment. He was also ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. In addition, he was placed on two years’ probation and faces a one-year suspension if he fails to comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. The order took effect July 9, 2016.Sawyer’s suspension follows his successful completion of the Alternative Discipline Program. In June 2012, he pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in lewd, indecent or obscene acts on an aircraft. In 2011, he was sitting in the middle seat on a commercial flight when he exposed his erect penis to the woman sitting next to him in the window seat. When she tried to leave her seat, he stood with his penis exposed and asked, "Do you want to climb over me?"At one point during the flight, Sawyer exited the restroom and asked a flight attendant for some peanuts. Then he exposed himself to her.Sawyer had one prior record of discipline. In 2011, he was suspended following a misdemeanor conviction for battery that stemmed from two incidents in which he put his hands on the buttocks of a courtroom clerk and a deputy clerk without their consent.
November 3, 2011
LEONARD JULIUS SAWYER, 33, of Long Beach was suspended for six months, stayed, placed on one year of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect Nov. 3, 2011.Sawyer pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor battery counts in 2010. He placed his hand on the buttocks of a Los Angeles Superior Court clerk in a courtroom where he had just appeared. The same day, he patted the buttocks of a female deputy district attorney, and about a week later, approached a female security officer from behind and touched her buttocks. He had no prior relationship with any of the women.Sawyer was charged with three counts each of battery and sexual battery and entered pleas to two misdemeanors related to the courtroom clerk and the deputy DA.In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation and completed his criminal probation, including 50 counseling sessions.