William Littell Bryan Jr was admitted to the California Bar 3rd December 1984, but is now resigned. William graduated from USC Law School and was based in Orange.

Lawyer Information

NameWilliam Littell Bryan Jr
First Admitted3 December 1984 (35 years, 10 months ago)
Bar Number117084


Current Email[email protected]
Phone Number(949) 716-3147
Fax Number(949) 455-1707


Law SchoolUSC Law School (Los Angeles CA)
Undergraduate SchoolGeorgetown Univ (Washington DC)


Current Address24 Celonova Pl
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Current CountyOrange
Current DistrictDistrict 4


17 June 2001Resigned (19 years, 3 months ago)
Resignation with charges pending 01-Q-01681
3 May 2001Not Eligible To Practice Law in California (19 years, 5 months ago)
Vol.inactive(tender of resign.w/charges) 01-Q-01681
15 March 2000Active (20 years, 6 months ago)
15 January 2000Not Eligible To Practice Law in California (20 years, 8 months ago)
Discipline w/actual suspension 99-PM-10168
21 September 1999Active (21 years ago)
5 May 1999Not Eligible To Practice Law in California (21 years, 5 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 95-O-17704
4 April 1998Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 95-O-17704 (22 years, 6 months ago)
30 January 1997Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 95-O-17704 (23 years, 8 months ago)
9 August 1995Active (25 years, 1 month ago)
31 July 1995Not Eligible To Practice Law in California (25 years, 2 months ago)
Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance
26 January 1993Active (27 years, 8 months ago)
12 August 1991Not Eligible To Practice Law in California (29 years, 1 month ago)
Suspended, failed to pay Bar fees
3 December 1984Admitted to The State Bar of California (35 years, 10 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

January 15, 2000

The probation of WILLIAM L. BRYAN JR. [#117084], 47, of Foothill Ranch was revoked, the previous stay of suspension was lifted, and he was given a new two-year suspension, stayed, and placed on two years of probation with a 60-day actual suspension. The order took effect Jan. 15, 2000.

Bryan was disciplined in 1998 for misconduct in three consolidated cases. His actions included failure to perform legal services competently, promptly return client papers or respond to client inquiries, improperly withdrawing from representation and false advertising.

He failed to comply with eight separate conditions of the 1998 probation, including submitting quarterly probation reports, attending ethics school, attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings and taking the professional responsibility examination.

In mitigation, the misconduct occurred at a time Bryan was suffering from severe emotional difficulties and had family problems. He and his wife were about to adopt a baby when the birth mother took the child back, an event which worsened Bryan’s manic depressive illness. In addition, he and his wife cared for his wife’s terminally ill parents at their home.

April 4, 1998

WILLIAM LITTELL BRYAN JR. [#117084], 45, of Foothill Ranch was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect April 4, 1998.

Bryan represented three clients in a malicious prosecution case. When he failed to appear at four court hearings, he and his clients were sanctioned, and the case was dismissed.

He stipulated that he failed to perform legal services competently, keep his clients reasonably informed about developments in a case, communicate, return files, pay sanctions and obey court orders.

Bryan filed a damages claim in another case. He then stopped working on the case but did not properly withdraw from employment. When he failed to prosecute the case, it was dismissed. He did not appear at an evaluation conference and no defendants were served with the complaint.

Bryan also stipulated that he advertised as an attorney in a false and deceptive manner by listing himself and a retired attorney as purported partners, although he had no professional association with her.

In mitigation, he has no record of prior discipline, and suffered from manic depression and substance abuse. His illness is now under control and he is sober.