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Peter A LeWine - #53983

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: 53983    
Address: 959 Somera Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077-2623
Phone Number: (310) 471-5260
Fax Number: (310) 471-0672
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: No Information Available;
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: No Information Available;

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
2/3/2002 Disbarred  
10/15/2000 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
12/14/1972 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

2/3/2002 Disbarment 00-O-11786 Disbarred 
6/25/2001 Ordered inactive 00-O-11786 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
10/15/2000 Ordered inactive 97-O-10753 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
12/4/1994 Public reproval with/duties 92-O-12371  

Administrative Actions

9/1/2001 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

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.

February 3, 2002

PETER A. LEWINE [53983], 59, of Los Angeles was disbarred Feb. 3, 2002, and ordered to comply with rule 955. In a default proceeding, the State Bar Court found that Lewine failed to promptly pay out client funds or properly maintain settlement funds in a trust account and he misappropriated client funds, an act of moral turpitude. Lewine settled a personal injury case for his client and her minor daughter for $25,000. The two endorsed their checks and authorized payment to medical providers, a legal fee to Lewine and the remainder to themselves. Lewine never paid the medical providers and allowed the balance of the trust account to fall below the required amount. He did not return repeated phone calls and when the client finally reached him, Lewine was rude and vulgar and ended the phone call. He has two prior disciplines - a public reproval in 1994 for allowing his trust account to fall below the required amount, and a two-year suspension in 2001 for misappropriating client funds.

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