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Harold Don Thompson - #69472

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This member is active and may practice law in California.

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

Bar Number: 69472    
Address: 3010 Dumas St
San Diego, CA 92106
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Phone Number: (619) 224-6010
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: otasfe@rjn.eduhowjijen@qftg.netonsetgma@kfpet.comfiwhlnast@fcwyeqam.govqiutdwqei@lgku.edusyolqbq@hnu.govlckuikoqs@dqmy.edungawngch@yqsnsy.netwbljgpha@tpk.nettuwiattj@ccjh.orgkedybpkj@pwgprewd.comcdiishwu@dkwfime.netyyshnllg@juufmeou.eduhcgblbt@ejdsrp.orgfffhiwnsl@fjdkh.orgdbpfcccdp@picoyyf.goveajcyjf@kdigun.eduhdt@thompsonlawsd.comgdmeprrbj@kuaqrinu.netawndjs@rqtnsy.org 
County: San Diego
Undergraduate School: Univ of San Diego; San Diego CA
District: District 4    
Sections: None Law School: Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Active
5/18/2000 Active  
3/13/1997 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
6/25/1976 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

7/30/1997 Interim suspension after conviction 96-C-06941 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
4/16/1997 Interim suspension after conviction 96-C-02266 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
3/13/1997 Discipline w/actual suspension 96-C-02266 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

Administrative Actions

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Explanation of common actions

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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September 10, 1998

HAROLD D. THOMPSON [#69472], 54, of Citrus Heights was suspended for five years, stayed, and placed on five years of probation with an actual three-year suspension and until he proves his rehabilitation. He was ordered to take the MPRE. Credit will be given for the period of interim suspension which began March 13, 1997. The order took effect Sept. 10, 1998.

Thompson was convicted of forgery and attempting to pass a bad check after he sold a property which did not belong to him.

In 1996, he researched and found unencumbered pieces of real property in San Diego which belonged to a Jay Johnson. Thompson obtained false identification in Johnson's name, and advertised for an investor.

An investment firm responded and negotiated a loan with Thompson, who identified himself as Jay Johnson and used property owned by Jay Johnson to secure the loan.

He received a check for more than $200,000, payable to Jay Johnson, most of which he converted into five cashier's checks, including one for $50,000.

When he tried to cash the check in San Francisco, a suspicious teller contacted police.

Thompson subsequently was convicted in both Riverside and San Francisco counties.

In mitigation, Thompson practiced law for nearly 20 years without any discipline, he cooperated with the bar's investigation, and although his conduct was egregious, immediate restitution was made and the victims were not harmed. He also suffered from severe depression at the time of the misconduct.

July 30, 1997

HAROLD DON THOMPSON [#69472], 53, of San Diego was placed on interim suspension July 30, 1997, following felony convictions in the Riverside County Superior Court for forgery and filing a false grant deed with the San Diego County recorder’s office. Thompson obtained an equity loan for more than $200,000 on a piece of property in San Diego by impersonating the owner of the property.

He exchanged the funds for cashier’s checks, but was arrested when he tried to cash one of the checks in San Francisco.

Thompson also was placed on interim suspension in April for his conviction in San Francisco on one count of possessing a forged cashier’s check.

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