Mark Lopert Webb - #67959
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.
Law Office of Mark L Webb
1177 California St Apt 1612
San Francisco, CA 94108-2246
|Phone Number:||(415) 515-0960|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||Harvard Univ; Cambridge MA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|11/18/2011||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|9/16/2005||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|7/6/1981||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|12/18/1975||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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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|
|8/26/2012||12-N-10129||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
|11/18/2011||10-O-06542||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
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.
August 26, 2012
MARK LOPERT WEBB, 65, of San Francisco was suspended for nine months, effective Aug. 26, 2012.He stipulated that he failed to obey a court order by not complying with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court, as required in a 2011 disciplinary order. More than a month after the deadline, he submitted his first quarterly probation report and a declaration that he notified his clients, opposing counsel and other interested parties of his suspension.In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation and agreed to pay restitution before the required deadline. The underlying discipline was imposed for committing acts of moral turpitude, failing to maintain respect due to the courts, failing to maintain a legal or just action and encouraging the continuance of a proceeding “from a corrupt motive of passion or interest.” He was privately reproved in 2000 and in 2008 was suspended for failing to perform legal services competently and violating his fiduciary duties to a lienholder.
November 24, 2011
MARK LOPERT WEBB [#67959], 63, of San Francisco was suspended for four years, stayed, placed on five years of probation with a one-year actual suspension and until he makes restitution, and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. If the actual suspension exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect Nov. 24, 2011.Webb stipulated to four counts of misconduct stemming from filing three frivolous lawsuits against an Oregon lawyer he had hired to research the merits of an appeal he was handling. The lawyer, Julia Follansbee, advised Webb to take a new approach on the appeal and Webb hired her to draft the appeal. They had a fee agreement under which Follansbee had the right to withdraw in case of a fee dispute, which would be resolved in Oregon.Follansbee provided an opening brief and a bill for $24,414.60 in legal fees and $965.28 in expenses. She credited Webb with $6,000 for advance fees, leaving him a bill for $19,379.88. She sued Webb in Oregon after he refused to pay and won an award of $53,682.37 after Webb defaulted.Webb then sued Follansbee three times “for the purpose of delay, harassing, and obstructing Ms. Follansbee’s entitlement to her fees,” according to the stipulation. He made frivolous objections without justification, made false statements that Follansbee had guaranteed success and claimed he never received notice of the Oregon award.He stipulated that he committed acts of moral turpitude, failed to maintain respect due to the courts, failed to maintain a legal or just action and encouraged the continuance of a proceeding “from a corrupt motive of passion or interest.”Webb was disciplined in 2000 and 2008 and submitted probation reports indicating he was in compliance with various rules and laws when he was actually committing misconduct and violating the State Bar Act.In mitigation, Webb cooperated with the bar’s investigation, repaid some of the money he owes Follansbee, and acknowledged his misconduct.
October 16, 2008
MARK LOPERT WEBB [#67959], 61, of San Francisco was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Oct. 16, 2008.Webb stipulated that he failed to perform legal services competently and violated his fiduciary duties to a lienholder.Webb replaced another attorney in an auto accident case; the former lawyer had a lien of $2,323 on the case. It settled for $710,000. Although Webb withheld funds to pay liens, including the money owed the former lawyer, and he was instructed by the client to pay the lien, he did not do so.He ultimately paid 18 months later after the lawyer complained to the State Bar.Webb was privately reproved in 2000 for failing to communicate with clients or properly maintain client funds.In mitigation, he had difficulty managing his law office after he and his wife, who was the office manager, separated. He also cooperated with the bar’s investigation and demonstrated remorse.