Thomas Richard D'Arco - #79929
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
878 Via Mesa Verde
Riverside, CA 92507-6470
|Phone Number:||(951) 787-9100|
|Fax Number:||(951) 742-4798|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of Southern Calif; Los Angeles CA|
|CLA Sections:||None||Law School:||Vanderbilt Univ SOL; Nashville TN|
|California Lawyers Association (CLA) is an independent organization and is not part of The State Bar of California.|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|This member has no public record of administrative actions.|
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|5/3/2017||14-O-6310||Order Terminating Suspension [PDF]|
|4/24/2017||14-O-6310||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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December 8, 2017
Thomas Richard D’Arco [#79929], 76, of Riverside, was suspended Dec. 8, 2017, for one year and placed on probation for two years. His suspension's time frame is contingent upon paying restitution. He must make restitution of $3,941 to two clients. D’Arco stipulated that he collected an illegal fee to perform home mortgage loan modification legal services in Wisconsin, where he is not licensed to practice. He committed similar misconduct with clients in Illinois, Washington, New York and New Mexico. He charged and collected legal fees for loan modification services in California before he had fully performed those services. In aggravation he had one prior record of discipline stemming from five ethical violations in two client matters. He has shown a pattern of misconduct. He caused significant harm to financially vulnerable clients. He showed indifference toward rectification and atonement for the consequences of his misconduct. He failed to make full restitution to two clients.
March 18, 2016
THOMAS RICHARD D’ARCO [#79929], 75, of Pasadena, was placed on two years’ probation and faces a one-year suspension if he does not comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. He was also ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect March 18, 2016.D’Arco charged upfront fees and failed to provide clients with a statement indicating they did not need to hire a third party to arrange for a loan modification. In one of the matters he failed to properly supervise his staff which resulted in his employees giving clients incorrect information.In mitigation, he had no prior record of discipline and entered into a prefiling stipulation with the State Bar.