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.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
959 Somera Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077-2623
|Phone Number:||(310) 471-5260|
|Fax Number:||(310) 471-0672|
||Undergraduate School:||No Information Available;|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||No Information Available;|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|10/15/2000||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|12/14/1972||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
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 , 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.