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John Jeffrey Reiner - #77867

Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

See below for more details.

Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 77867    
Address: 1875 Kelton Aave # 302
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone Number: (424) 325-3449
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: USC Law School; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
4/23/2005 Disbarred  
7/20/2001 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
12/21/1977 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.

4/23/2005 Disbarment 00-C-11715 Disbarred 
7/20/2001 Interim suspension after conviction 00-C-11715 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

Administrative Actions

9/3/2002 Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
4/23/2005 00-C-11715 Decision [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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April 24, 2005

JOHN J. REINER [#77867], 57, of Los Angeles was summarily disbarred April 24, 2005, and was ordered to comply with rule 955.

In 2001, Reiner was convicted of two counts of attempted extortion and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion. Both are felonies that involve moral turpitude.

The convictions stemmed from Reiner's effort to extort $310,000 from attorney Edward Masry and Erin Brockovich by threatening that unless paid for their silence, two individuals would go to the media and claim that Masry and Brockovich had a sexual relationship and that Brockovich was a bad mother.

July 20, 2001

JOHN JEFFREY REINER [#77867], 54, of Los Angeles was placed on interim suspension July 20, 2001, following a felony conviction of extortion.

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