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Denise Ileene Damrow - #100538

Current Status:  Active

This member is active and may practice law in California.

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Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 100538    
Address: PO Box 92483
Long Beach, CA 90809
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Phone Number: (562) 597-0660
Fax Number: (562) 597-0650
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: California St Univ Long Beach; CA
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: USC Law School; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Active
7/28/2016 Active  
5/29/2016 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
5/14/2014 Active  
9/3/2013 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
12/1/1981 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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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 Discipline w/actual suspension 14-O-01009 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
9/3/2013 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 11-O-11081 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
6/21/2012 Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 11-O-11081  

Administrative Actions

This member has no public record of administrative actions.

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
5/29/2016 14-O-1009 Stipulation [PDF]
5/14/2014 11-O-11081 Order Terminating Suspension [PDF]
9/3/2013 11-O-11081 MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]
6/21/2012 11-O-11081 Stipulation [PDF]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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May 29, 2016

DENISE ILEENE DAMROW [#100538], 64, of Long Beach, was suspended from the practice of law for 60 days. She was also placed on two years’ probation and faces a two-year suspension if she fails to comply with the terms of her disciplinary probation. The order took effect May 29, 2016.

In October 2013, Damrow made an appearance on behalf of a client when she was suspended from the practice of law and didn’t notify the court of her suspension. The following April, she made another court appearance on behalf of the same client while suspended.

She also twice submitted reports to the Office of Probation stating that she had complied with the provisions of the State Bar Act, which she knew to be untrue because she had made appearances as an attorney while suspended.

She had one prior record of discipline, a 2012 suspension for failing to perform legal services competently, account for client funds or refund unearned fees.

June 21, 2012

DENISE ILEENE DAMROW, 60, of Long Beach was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect June 21, 2012.

Damrow was retained to pursue a civil action against two individuals, one of whom filed for bankruptcy. Damrow’s client paid an additional $1,400 (in addition to a $3,000 advance fee) for her to pursue an adversary action against the person who filed for bankruptcy, but she did not do so. She declined to file the civil action without payment of more fees.

She stipulated that she failed to perform legal services competently, account for client funds or refund unearned fees.

In mitigation, Damrow had no discipline record in nearly 30 years of practice, cooperated with the bar’s investigation and agreed to refund more than the client paid her.

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