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Clarence Livingston Jr - #85773

Current Status:  Disbarred

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

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Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 85773    
Address: Law Ofc Clarence Livingston Jr
1 Kaiser Plz #2300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone Number: (510) 452-3535
Fax Number: (510) 465-1516
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Alameda
Undergraduate School: San Francisco State Unv; San Francisco CA
District: District 1    
Sections: None Law School: U of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
7/26/2014 Disbarred  
3/14/2011 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
5/31/1979 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

7/26/2014 Disbarment 12-O-15343 Disbarred 
2/14/2014 Ordered inactive 12-O-15343 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
6/27/2013 Ordered inactive 12-O-15343 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
3/14/2011 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 08-O-14126 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
1/21/2010 Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 08-O-14126  

Administrative Actions

7/3/2012 Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance Not Eligible To Practice Law 

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
7/26/2014 12-O-15343 Decision [PDF] [WORD]
6/27/2013 12-O-15343 Order re Entry of Default [PDF]
3/14/2011 08-O-14126 MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]
1/21/2010 08-O-14126 Stipulation [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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July 26, 2014

CLARENCE LIVINGSTON JR. [#85773], 65, of Oakland, was disbarred July 26, 2014 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

Livingston was disbarred after his default was entered for failing to respond to charges he committed seven acts of misconduct in two client matters. Because he did not seek to have the default set aside within 180 days as required by rule 5.85 of the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure, he was disbarred.

The charges were deemed admitted. In one matter he failed to communicate significant developments by not promptly informing his clients that he had been suspended from the practice of law, engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and failed to promptly turn over his client’s file upon termination of employment. In the other matter, he failed to competently perform legal services, respond to client inquiries, cooperate in a State Bar investigation or promptly turn over his client’s file upon termination of employment.

January 21, 2010

CLARENCE LIVINGSTON JR. [#85773], 61, of Oakland 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 Jan. 21, 2010.

Livingston stipulated to three counts of misconduct in a contingency personal injury matter. He twice failed to file complaints on time, nor did he file a timely response to a demurrer. The case was dismissed but he did not notify his client for three years.

In mitigation, Livingston has no prior discipline record and he cooperated with the bar’s investigation.

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