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Vicenta E. Montoya-Torres - #97192

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: 97192    
Address: 330 E Charleston Blvd Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone Number: (702) 386-0292
Fax Number: (702) 383-8209
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Non-California
Undergraduate School: Univ of Nevada; NV
District: Outside California    
Sections: None Law School: Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
5/29/2016 Disbarred  
12/26/2012 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
4/1/1981 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.

5/29/2016 Disbarment 13-O-16762 Disbarred 
11/6/2015 Ordered inactive 13-O-16762 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
5/22/2015 Ordered inactive 13-O-16762 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
12/26/2012 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 10-H-08935 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
11/18/2011 Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 10-H-08935  
9/16/2009 Public reproval with/duties 05-J-03259  
3/13/1997 Private reproval, public disclosure 95-O-14347  

Administrative Actions

This member has no public record of administrative actions.

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
5/29/2016 13-O-16762 Decision [PDF]
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

Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

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.

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