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W. Ronald Seabold - #84712

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This member is active and may practice law in California.

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Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 84712    
Address: 428 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
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Phone Number: (310) 452-6227
Fax Number: (310) 448-1219
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Rutgers Univ; NJ
District: District 2    
Sections: Criminal Law
Law School: Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Active
3/2/1993 Active  
10/29/1992 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/14/1978 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

9/29/2010 Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 07-O-13469  
5/27/1994 Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 92-O-17477  
10/29/1992 Discipline w/actual suspension 89-O-16345 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
Pending 07-O-13469 Stipulation [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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September 29, 2010

W. RONALD SEABOLD [#84712], 63, of Playa del Rey was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Sept. 29, 2010.

Seabold stipulated to two counts of misconduct as a result of his efforts to obtain a pardon for a client’s grand theft conviction. The client did not qualify for a pardon because he’d been living in Montana, and although Seabold notified him of the residency issue, he did not realize until after he entered into a fee agreement that the pardon petition would fail.

When he asked the client to fill in the petition, it required information about a California address. The client fired Seabold and asked for a refund of his $2,000 fee. Seabold did not reply so the client sued him in small claims court and won a default judgment for $2,150. He did not satisfy the judgment for months.

Seabold stipulated that he failed to return a client file or refund an unearned fee.

He was disciplined in 1992 and 1994. In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation.


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