James Gregory Morris is an active member of the California Bar and was admitted 13th December 1983. James graduated from Loyola Law School.

Lawyer Information

NameJames Gregory Morris
First Admitted13 December 1983 (37 years, 8 months ago)
StatusActive
Bar Number110955
Practice AreasCommercial Law
Contracts
Corporate Law
Litigation
Real Estate
Trusts & Estates
Wills & Probate

Contact

Current Email[email protected]
Previous Email[email protected]
Phone Number818-524-2336
Fax Number818-524-2337

Schools

Law SchoolLoyola Law School (Los Angeles CA)
Undergraduate SchoolLoyola Marymount Univ (Los Angeles CA)

Address

Current AddressThe Burbank Firm, L.C., 2312 W Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506-1227
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History

14 June 2015Active (6 years, 1 month ago)
14 June 2014Not eligible to practice law in CA (7 years, 1 month ago)
Actual Suspension Delayed 11-O-13518
25 April 2014Probation with conditions 11-O-13518 (7 years, 3 months ago)
12 June 2012Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 11-O-13518 (9 years, 1 month ago)
13 December 1983Admitted to the State Bar of California (37 years, 8 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

June 14, 2014

JAMES GREGORY MORRIS [#110955], 45, of Burbank was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years’ probation with an actual one-year suspension and ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect April 25, 2014 but was later stayed until June 14, 2014.

A hearing judge initially dismissed the two charges against Morris – moral turpitude and failing to report a civil fraud judgment against him to the State Bar. State Bar prosecutors sought review, asserting that that the evidence was clear and convincing.

In determining his conduct warranted suspension, a three-judge review panel found that Morris “committed acts involving moral turpitude by abusing the legal system to assist his client in hindering and delaying a creditor’s collection of its judgment.” Specifically, after learning about a default judgment against the California corporation he was representing, Morris recorded a deed of trust against the company’s only asset to secure his past and future attorney fees, and recorded a second deed of trust on behalf of the company’s sole shareholder to secure unpaid loans she claimed she previously made to the company.

The panel dismissed the second act of misconduct – failing to report the civil fraud judgment – finding there was no such judgment against him.

In mitigation, Morris had no prior discipline in 25 years of practicing law, performs extensive community service and presented evidence of his good character. He received some mitigation for entering into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar.