William S. Lerach - #68581
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.
Michael Duckor, Esq
728 San Luis Rey Pl
San Diego, CA 92109
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||Undergraduate School:||Univ of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh PA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Univ of Pittsburgh SOL; Pittsburgh PA|
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|12/21/2007||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|6/10/1976||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
State Bar Court Cases
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California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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March 12, 2009
WILLIAM S. LERACH [#68581], 63, of San Diego was summarily disbarred March 12, 2009, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20.Lerach pleaded guilty in 2007 to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and make material false declarations under oath. The conviction met the requirements for summary disbarment: it is a felony involving moral turpitude. Lerach has been on interim suspension since Nov. 21, 2007.The one-time class action king admitted in federal court to playing a part in a scheme to pay kickbacks in order to gain an advantage in lucrative class action lawsuits. He was sentenced to two years in prison and was ordered to forfeit $7.75 million. (See June 2009 California Bar Journal.)