Jim Parsons Mahacek - #77268
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|Bar Number: 77268|
Law Offices of Jim P. Mahacek
9891 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618-4320
Fax Number: (949) 299-1776
Univ of South Dakota; Vermillion SD
Pepperdine Univ SOL; Malibu CA
District: District 4
|Certified Legal Specialty:
Appellate Law (State Bar of California)
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|7/25/2010||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|12/21/1977||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|7/25/2010||08-O-10722||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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July 25, 2010
JIM PARSONS MAHACEK [#77268], 63, of Costa Mesa was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a 30-day actual suspension and he was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect July 25, 2010.Mahacek stipulated to two counts of misconduct stemming from a dispute he had with a former employer, called Mr. C in the stipulation. In the course of representing Mr. C, Mahacek learned he had a criminal conviction in his youth, information that was to be kept confidential.When Mahacek’s employment was terminated, he and Mr. C had a heated dispute about his compensation. Mahacek e-mailed an attorney who sued the law firm in an unrelated matter and suggested the lawyer ask Mr. C if he’d ever been convicted of a felony.Mr. C’s law firm also sued Mahacek and as they neared a settlement, Mahacek demanded that Mr. C drop his complaint to the State Bar. He stipulated that he failed to maintain client secrets and sought an agreement to withdraw a disciplinary complaint.In mitigation, Mahacek had no prior discipline record, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation and he has extensive community involvement.