W Iain Elder Levie was first admitted to the California Bar 10th May 1991, but is now no longer eligible to practice. W graduated from University of Washington SOL and was based outside of California.

Lawyer Information

NameW Iain Elder Levie
First Admitted10 May 1991 (28 years, 7 months ago)
StatusNot Eligible to Practice
Bar Number152175

Contact

Current Email[email protected]
Phone Number(832) 421-8406

Schools

Law SchoolUniv of Washington SOL (Seattle WA)
Undergraduate SchoolSee Registration Card

Address

Current Address14 N Meadowmist Cir
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Current CountyNon-California
Current DistrictOutside California
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History

18 September 2006Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (13 years, 2 months ago)
10 May 1991Admitted to The State Bar of California (28 years, 7 months ago)

Disciplinary and Related Actions

13 September 200908-PM-14852
Discipline w/actual suspension (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
11 April 200908-J-11151
Discipline w/actual suspension (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
27 February 200908-PM-14852
Ordered inactive (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
22 February 200806-J-12385
Discipline w/actual suspension (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)

Discipline Summaries

September 13, 2009

W. IAIN ELDER LEVIE [#152175], 46, of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, was revoked, the stay of suspension was lifted and he was actually suspended for 18 months and until he proves his rehabilitation, and he was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 and take the MPRE. He will receive credit for time spent on inactive enrollment. The order took effect Sept. 13, 2009.

He violated the terms of a 2008 disciplinary order by failing to contact a probation deputy, submit three quarterly probation reports or complete ethics school and client trust accounting school.

In the underlying matter, Levie was disciplined for misconduct in Oregon, including making misstatements and false representations and failing to comply with an arbitrator’s order regarding the delivery and sale of three sculptures. He also used his client trust account as a personal checking account and failed to avoid a conflict of interest.

April 11, 2009

W. IAIN ELDER LEVEI [#152175], 46, of Aberdeenshire, Scotland was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a 12-month actual suspension and was ordered to prove his rehabilitation and comply with rule 9.20. The order took effect April 11, 2009.

Levei was suspended for six months by the Oregon State Bar for commingling personal and client funds. He maintained personal funds in his trust account to avoid creditors. Levei stipulated that his misuse of his client trust account also involved moral turpitude.

He was suspended for a year in California in 2008 after Oregon imposed a one-year suspension for six counts of misconduct, including dishonesty, ignoring the ruling of a tribunal, conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice and continuing employment after a conflict of interest arose.

February 22, 2008

W. IAIN ELDER LEVIE [#152175], 44, of Scotland was suspended for 18 months, stayed, placed on probation for 18 months with a one-year actual suspension and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20. The order took effect Feb. 22, 2008.

Levie was suspended for one year in Oregon for six counts of misconduct, including dishonesty, ignoring the ruling of a tribunal, conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice and continuing employment after a conflict of interest arose. He represented an import company that bought 23 August Rodin cast bronze sculptures in exchange for three classic cars. When the cars were not delivered, a breach of contract action was filed. Three of the bronzes were displayed at Levie’s law office, which held a security interest in them.

During the litigation, Levie misstated the whereabouts of the three bronzes, falsely claimed they had been delivered to a gallery, as required by a court order, and falsely claimed the sculptures were in the office with the knowledge and consent of an opposing attorney. He also did not comply with an arbitrator’s order to deliver the bronzes to an art gallery and he continued to represent his client although they eventually had a conflict of interest.

His actions violated California’s Business & Professions Code and the Rules of Professional Conduct.

In mitigation, he has no prior discipline record.

Administrative Actions

18 September 2006Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
18 September 2006Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)