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Anthony Joseph Partipilo - #55991

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Profile Information

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Bar Number: 55991    
Address: Anthony J. Partipilo
212 Trickling Brook Ct
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone Number: (805) 522-4051
Fax Number: (805) 522-7898
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Ventura
Undergraduate School: Univ of San Fernando Valley; CA
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: UC Hastings COL; San Francisco CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Active
8/27/2014 Active  
5/29/2014 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
6/29/1973 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

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Disciplinary and Related Actions

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5/29/2014 Discipline w/actual suspension 10-O-00094 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

Administrative Actions

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
7/8/2014 10-O-94 Order re Costs [PDF]
5/29/2014 10-O-94 Decision [PDF] [WORD]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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May 29, 2014

ANTHONY JOSEPH PARTIPILO [#55991], 66, of Woodland Hills was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on three years’ probation with an actual 90-day suspension and ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect May 29, 2014.

The State Bar Court found Partipilo culpable of six counts of misconduct including using misleading advertising on his website, accepting fees from non-clients, and failing to render appropriate accounts to clients or maintain client funds in a trust account.

Partipilo’s first misstep resulted from advertising he put on his company America’s Criminal Defense Group’s website. The website contained three misleading statements: that Criminal Defense Group employed an organized “unified team” of attorneys; that the attorneys were outstanding, which had not been verified, and that the company was a nationwide firm.

Partipilo also committed misconduct when he accepted a $27,900 flat fee from a man’s family to represent him in a bail matter in Virginia. Partipilo did not get permission from the client to accept the money.

Partipilo committed similar misconduct again that year when he accepted $34,900 from the mother of a man incarcerated in Illinois without obtaining the man’s consent. He also failed to render an accounting of fees in that matter.

In a third client matter, in which Partipilo represented a man arrested in Washington state, he failed to maintain client funds in a trust account and failed to properly account for a $24,900 flat fee and $3,000 in advanced costs.

In mitigation, Partipilo had no prior record of discipline and cooperated with the State Bar by entering into an extensive stipulation.

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