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James Alan Walker - #152261

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: 152261    
Address: 1560 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy
Sunrise, FL 33323
Phone Number: Not Available
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Non-California
Undergraduate School: Univ of Oregon; Eugene OR
District: Outside California    
Sections: None Law School: William Howard Taft Univ; Santa Ana CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
8/21/2010 Disbarred  
12/30/2009 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
6/5/1991 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.

8/21/2010 Disbarment 03-O-04105 Disbarred 
3/27/2010 Ordered inactive 03-O-04105 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
12/30/2009 Vol.inactive(tender of resign.w/charges) 09-Q-16811 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

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
8/21/2010 03-O-04105 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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August 21, 2010

LEWIS R. WIENER [#41186], 69, of Corte Madera was disbarred Aug. 21, 2010, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

Wiener failed to comply with a rule 9.20 requirement that was part of a 2008 probation revocation order. He filed a declaration stating that he notified his clients, opposing counsel and other interested parties of his suspension after the deadline. He also submitted two quarterly probation reports late.

Wiener has a record of five prior disciplines, beginning with a 1990 private reproval. According to a bar investigator, he held himself out to be an attorney in 2009 although he was suspended. In mitigation, Wiener’s wife was in the hospital and his mother was very sick at the time that the Office of Probation filed a motion to revoke probation that was later granted by the State Bar Court. Wiener himself was sick and was not able to file a quarterly probation report.

In recommending his disbarment, State Bar Court Judge Lucy Armendariz said Wiener “completely lacks credibility whenever he testified about not receiving correspondence from the State Bar.” Failure to comply with rule 9.20 is grounds for disbarment.

JAMES ALAN WALKER [#152261], 51, of El Dorado Hills was disbarred Aug. 21, 2010, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

Walker stipulated to three acts of misconduct involving 70 or more clients to whom he offered Medi-Cal and estate planning services. He declared bankruptcy, listing his clients, who had paid an advance fee, as creditors. He stopped doing any legal work for them because he was unable to handle his large volume of practice and couldn’t hire additional staff.

Walker owes some clients unearned fees but says he did some work for some clients. The stipulation indicates the bar expects to receive additional complaints about Walker.

He stipulated that he failed to perform legal services competently or refund unearned fees, and by habitually disregarding his clients’ interests, he committed acts of moral turpitude.

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