Scott Eugene Gilpin was admitted to the California Bar 16th June 1988, but has since been disbarred. Scott graduated from Golden Gate University SOL.

Lawyer Information

NameScott Eugene Gilpin
First Admitted16 June 1988 (33 years, 7 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number133782

Contact

Current Email[email protected]

Schools

Law SchoolGolden Gate Univ SOL (San Francisco CA)
Undergraduate SchoolArizona St Univ (Tempe AZ)

Address

Current AddressPO Box 6578
Alameda, CA 94501-8278
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History

11 February 2011Disbarred (10 years, 11 months ago)
Disbarment 07-O-14371
10 September 2010Not eligible to practice law in CA (11 years, 4 months ago)
Ordered inactive 07-O-14371
11 June 2010Not eligible to practice law in CA (11 years, 7 months ago)
Ordered inactive 07-O-14371
21 July 2008Active (13 years, 6 months ago)
1 July 2008Not eligible to practice law in CA (13 years, 7 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
13 November 2003Public reproval with/duties 03-H-01478 (18 years, 2 months ago)
16 June 1988Admitted to the State Bar of California (33 years, 7 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

February 11, 2011

SCOTT EUGENE GILPIN [#133782], 59, of Oakland was disbarred Feb. 11, 2011, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

In a default proceeding, the State Bar Court found that Gilpin committed 16 acts of misconduct in three client matters, including misappropriating more than $23,600.

He handled several lawsuits and other legal matters for a company that sued the city of Oakland, which won a $14,126 stipulated judgment against Gilpin’s clients. The company or its representative gave Gilpin funds totaling more than $20,000 to pay property taxes and to satisfy the judgment. He deposited the money in a general bank account and allowed the balance to fall to a negative amount. Gilpin also did not provide information to the company about bills, receipts and tax records.

The court found that he misappropriated $23,629.77, committing acts of moral turpitude, and failed to perform legal services competently, communicate with clients or maintain client funds in trust.

He wrote checks for insufficient funds against his client trust account and used the account to pay personal expenses. He also practiced law while suspended for not paying his bar dues, misrepresenting his status to the court.

Gilpin was privately reproved in 2002 for writing checks against insufficient funds and when he did not comply with probation requirements, he was publicly reproved the following year.