Gerald William Filice - #99657
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
2443 Fair Oaks Blvd # 125
Sacramento, CA 95825
|Phone Number:||(916) 914-3847|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||St Mary's Coll; Moraga CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Univ of Denver COL; Denver CO|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|7/1/2015||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|7/1/2014||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|3/23/2013||Ordered Inactive/Fee Arb/B&P 6203||13-AE-10281||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
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State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|5/15/2015||12-H-18229||Order Terminating Suspension [PDF]|
|2/9/2015||12-H-18229||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|11/28/2013||12-O-17874||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
|4/24/2013||13-ZA-11936||Order re Inactive Enrollment [PDF]|
|6/28/2012||10-O-10073||Order re Costs [PDF]|
|11/9/2011||10-O-10073||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.
February 10, 2017
GERALD WILLIAM FILICE [#99657], 60, of Sacramento, was disbarred Feb. 10, 2017 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.The same State Bar Court hearing judge found Filice culpable of misconduct in what were his third and fourth discipline cases in a span of five years. The Office of Chief Trial Counsel sought review in one matter, while Filice sought review in the other.A three-judge review panel upheld the culpability findings and the hearing judge’s disbarment recommendation noting that “given Filice’s discipline history and his repeated violations of disciplinary orders, the risk is high he will commit future misconduct.”In one matter, Filice failed to maintain client funds in trust or cooperate with a State Bar investigation. A longtime friend had hired Filice to register two companies with the Secretary of State for a flat fee of $1,180. Shortly after, Filice filed articles of incorporation for each company and issued four checks from his client trust account but, before the checks cleared, he made several withdrawals from the account and two of the checks bounced. When the State Bar notified Filice about the negative balance in his client trust account and repeatedly asked for a response, he failed to do provide one.In the other matter, Filice violated terms of his disciplinary probation by failing to meet deadlines for submitting a quarterly report to probation by deadline, filing a client funds certificate and providing proof of having attended ethics and client trust accounting schools.Filice engaged in multiple probation violations and showed indifference or lack of insight into his misconduct.
November 28, 2013
GERALD WILLIAM FILICE [#99657], 57, of Sacramento was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years’ probation with an actual 60-day suspension and ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect Nov. 28, 2013.Filice stipulated that in 2011 he agreed to represent clients in a defamation case without first informing them that he did not have professional liability insurance, even though he knew that his work for them would exceed four hours. He also failed to file a response when a disciplinary complaint was lodged against him with the State Bar.Separately, Filice failed to abide by the terms of a 2011 disciplinary order by not contacting the Office of Probation to schedule a meeting with his assigned probation deputy within 30 days of the effective date of discipline. He also did not submit three quarterly reports to probation, did not provide proof of attendance at Ethics School and Client Trust Accounting School by the required deadline, did not provide proof of passage of the MPRE on time and did not submit client funds quarterly reports with a certificate from a certified public accountant or other financial professional on time.Filice’s previous discipline was a 2011 public reproval for commingling. Specifically, between August 2010 and May 2011 he failed to withdraw his personal funds from his trust account, used his trust account for personal purposes, made 12 payments from his trust account for personal expenses and repeatedly deposited his personal funds into the trust account.