Victor Jacobovitz - #66297
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.
3055 Wilshire Blvd #801
Los Angeles, CA 90010
|Phone Number:||(213) 351-1045|
|Fax Number:||(213) 351-1049|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of San Fernando Valley; CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|10/4/2014||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|12/18/1975||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
Disciplinary and Related Actions
|10/4/2014||Discipline w/actual suspension||12-O-12569||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|This member has no public record of administrative actions.|
State Bar Court Cases
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California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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October 4, 2014
VICTOR JACOBOVITZ [#66297], 68, of Los Angeles, was suspended from the practice of law for 30 days and ordered to take the MPRE. He was also placed on two years’ probation and faces a one-year suspension if he does not comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. The order took effect Oct. 4, 2014. Jacobovitz stipulated to writing checks against this client trust account despite having insufficient funds to cover them. This happened on three occasions between December 6, 2011 and May 2013. Jacobovitz also improperly withdrew from employment and failed to perform legal services with competence, keep a client sufficiently informed of significant developments in his case or respond to the client’s reasonable status inquiries. Jacobovitz was hired in 2010 to represent a man in his lawsuit against a hotel for breach of warranty of habitability. The following year, he filed a complaint against the hotel on behalf of the client and 27 other tenants. In May 2012, the client became concerned after one of the other plaintiffs in the case asked for his identification and Social Security number, supposedly at Jacobovitz’s request. The client tried repeatedly to get hold of Jacobovitz but he did not respond. Meanwhile, the case proceeded to mediation, a fact that Jacobovitz withheld from the client. On July 13, 2012, the client learned the case had been settled and soon after went to Jacobovitz’s office to speak with him. He was told by staff his case had been dropped and that Jacobovitz did not want to speak with him. Jacobovitz also filed a request for dismissal of the lawsuit with prejudice on the client’s behalf but without his knowledge. It was granted. In mitigation, Jacobovitz had no prior record of discipline and entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar.