Barry L. VanSickle - #98645
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
1207 1/2 Carney Ave
Mankato, MN 56001-2247
|Phone Number:||(507) 304-0996|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||Mankato State Univ; Mankato MN|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||William Mitchell COL; St Paul MN|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|10/16/2015||13-O-17670||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|6/12/2014||12-O-14751||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
|Pending||16-N-16172||Initiating Document [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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May 29, 2016
BARRY L. VANSICKLE [#98645], 65, of Mankato, Minn., was suspended from the practice of law for two years and ordered to take the MPRE, comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and make restitution. He was also placed on three years’ probation and faces a three-year suspension if he does not comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. The order took effect May 29, 2016.VanSickle failed to comply with the conditions of his disciplinary probation by not making restitution to his former clients. He was ordered to pay $6,500 plus interest in restitution.He had two prior records of discipline. In 2014, he was suspended for failing to perform legal services with competence or promptly refund unearned fee. In 2015, he was suspended for violating a court order.
June 14, 2014
BARRY L. VANSICKLE [#98645], 63, of Roseville, Minn., was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years’ probation and ordered to take the MPRE and pay restitution. The order took effect June 14, 2014.VanSickle stipulated to two acts of misconduct in one client matter: failing to perform legal services with competence or promptly refund unearned fees. In July 2010, he was hired to file a lawsuit on behalf of two clients against the Church of Scientology and related entities and was paid $6,500 in advance for his services.VanSickle never filed the lawsuit and did not earn any portion of the $6,500 paid. He was ordered to pay $6,500 in restitution.In mitigation, VanSickle had no prior discipline and entered into a prefiling stipulation with the State Bar.