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Michael Torrey Wayland - #43768

Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

See below for more details.

Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 43768    
Address: 3698 Berwick
La Canada Flntrdge, CA 91011
Phone Number: (818) 790-5666
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: UC Hastings COL; San Francisco CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
9/20/1997 Disbarred  
6/26/1992 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
10/21/1991 Active  
9/14/1991 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
5/15/1991 Active  
3/16/1991 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
7/29/1990 Active  
6/29/1990 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
1/9/1969 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

9/20/1997 Disbarment 96-O-02835 Disbarred 
4/6/1997 Ordered inactive 96-O-02835 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
5/13/1995 Discipline w/actual suspension 93-O-17404 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
12/13/1993 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 92-P-17441 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
4/22/1993 Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 92-P-17441  
6/26/1992 Discipline w/actual suspension 90-O-12512 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
9/14/1991 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 87-O-16732 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
3/16/1991 Discipline w/actual suspension 89-O-10937 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
6/29/1990 Discipline w/actual suspension 87-O-16732 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

8/12/1996 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law 
8/10/1992 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law 


Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

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.

September 20, 1997

MICHAEL TORREY WAYLAND [#43768], 55, of La Canada Flintridge was disbarred Sept. 20, 1997, and ordered to comply with rule 955.

Suspended and placed on probation in 1992, Wayland was ordered to file 10 quarterly probation reports and statements from his psychiatrist. His failure to do so led to the disbarment.

Wayland has a long record of misconduct, including five disciplinary cases since 1990. Four times he was placed on actual suspension and the fifth case brought him an additional year of probation because he failed to comply with earlier probation requirements.

His misconduct in the past included abandoning clients, failure to communicate with clients, perform legal services competently and return files, improperly withdrawing from representation and practicing while suspended.

Wayland did not participate in the disbarment proceedings.

Although the court noted that failure to comply with probation requirements is not as egregious as some of his past misconduct, Wayland’s record placed an onus on him.

"Further suspension followed by probation would not protect the public given (Wayland’s) attitude, the gravity of his total misconduct, his failure to participate and his history of past misconduct," wrote Judge Nancy Roberts Lonsdale.


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