Vicenta E. Montoya-Torres - #97192
Current Status: Disbarred
This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
330 E Charleston Blvd Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV 89104
|Phone Number:||(702) 386-0292|
|Fax Number:||(702) 383-8209|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of Nevada; NV|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|12/26/2012||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|4/1/1981||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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DISCLAIMER: Any posted Notice of Disciplinary Charges, Conviction Transmittal or other initiating document, contains only allegations of professional misconduct. The attorney is presumed to be innocent of any misconduct warranting discipline until the charges have been proven.
|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|5/22/2015||13-O-16762||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|1/29/2015||13-O-16762||Order re Inactive Enrollment [PDF]|
|7/18/2014||13-O-16762||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|12/26/2012||10-H-8935||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|11/18/2011||10-H-08935||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
|9/16/2009||05-J-03259||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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May 29, 2016
VICENTA E. MONTOYA-TORRES [#97192], 65, of Las Vegas, was disbarred May 29, 2016 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.Montoya-Torres was disbarred after her default was entered after she failed to respond to a notice of disciplinary charges. Because she did not seek to have the default set aside or vacated within 90 days, she was disbarred and the charges against her deemed admitted.Montoya-Torres failed to comply with the conditions attached to her disciplinary probation. She failed to submit one quarterly report to probation on time and did not submit four other quarterly reports.She had three prior records of discipline. In 1997, she was privately reproved for failing to perform services competently, inform the client of significant developments or cooperate and participate in a disciplinary investigation. She was publicly reproved in 2009 for failing to perform legal services competently or inform the client of significant developments. In 2011, she was suspended for failing to comply with the conditions surrounding her public reproval.
November 18, 2011
VICENTA E. MONTOYA-TORRES, 61, of Las Vegas was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on three years of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Nov. 18, 2011.Montoya-Torres stipulated that she did not provide proof of attendance at ethics school or completion of the MPRE, conditions attached to a 2009 public reproval. In addition, she received a private reproval in 1997.In mitigation, Montoya-Torres has health problems and displayed remorse.