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Victor Jacobovitz - #66297

Current Status:  Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)

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Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 66297    
Address: The Law Offices of Victor Jacobovitz
3055 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1120
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone Number: (213) 351-1045
Fax Number: (213) 351-1049
e-mail: wipbf@qoi.edulhkqfbw@ntw.netujaeghe@gfafo.orgbfytw@krtglduo.comjkewme@wcgy.netJacobovitzlaw@aol.comljtr@apcer.orguhoe@ikj.edubdnspaqp@iwkj.netimmysdwyp@mwfn.orgaewyq@eleu.netklfsryj@rpb.edugpgdcheue@othrhy.comcbfsjb@opkhqwrh.orgiowybc@bgcdoqb.orgacnwkfkj@ysumkf.orgjnnt@wdf.netfroeig@wrmemted.comdytrdcemc@rajhlj.govhqhahbjct@qif.org 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Univ of San Fernando Valley; CA
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Not Eligible To Practice Law
2/22/2016 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
10/29/2015 Active  
7/19/2015 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
11/3/2014 Active  
10/4/2014 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/18/1975 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.

5/20/2016 Vol.inactive(tender of resign.w/charges) 16-Q-13548 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
2/22/2016 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 12-O-12569 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
2/18/2016 Notice of Disc Charges Filed in SBCt 15-O-10548  
7/19/2015 Discipline w/actual suspension 14-O-03330 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
10/4/2014 Discipline w/actual suspension 12-O-12569 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

7/1/2016 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

State Bar Court Cases

NOTE: The State Bar Court began posting public discipline documents online in 2005. The format and pagination of documents posted on this site may vary from the originals in the case file as a result of their translation from the original format into Word and PDF. Copies of additional related documents in a case are available upon request. Only Opinions designated for publication in the State Bar Court Reporter may be cited or relied on as precedent in State Bar Court proceedings. For further information about a case that is displayed here, please refer to the State Bar Court's online docket, which can be found at: http://apps.statebarcourt.ca.gov/dockets/dockets.aspx

DISCLAIMER: Any posted Notice of Disciplinary Charges, Conviction Transmittal or other initiating document, contains only allegations of professional misconduct. The attorney is presumed to be innocent of any misconduct warranting discipline until the charges have been proven.

Effective Date Case Number Description
2/22/2016 12-O-12569 MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]
10/29/2015 14-O-3330 Order re Costs [PDF]
7/19/2015 14-O-3330 Stipulation [PDF]
10/4/2014 12-O-12569 Stipulation [PDF]
Pending 15-O-10548 Initiating Document [PDF]
Pending 15-O-10548 Response [PDF]
Pending 16-Q-13548 Initiating Document [PDF]

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.

July 19, 2015

VICTOR JACOBOVITZ [#66297], 69, of Los Angeles, was suspended from the practice of law for 90 days and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. He was also placed on three years’ probation and faces a two-year suspension if he does not comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. The order took effect July 19, 2015.

Jacobovitz stipulated that in 2014 he issued four checks against his client trust account when he knew there were insufficient funds to cover them.

He had one prior record of discipline, an October 2014 suspension for writing 16 checks from his client trust account despite having insufficient funds.

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.


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