James Alan Walker is disbarred member of the California Bar and was admitted 5th June 1991. James graduated from William Howard Taft Univ and is now based outside of California.

Lawyer Information

NameJames Alan Walker
First Admitted5 June 1991 (28 years, 6 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number152261

Schools

Law SchoolWilliam Howard Taft Univ (Santa Ana CA)
Undergraduate SchoolUniv of Oregon (Eugene OR)

Address

Current Address1560 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy
Sunrise, FL 33323
Current CountyNon-California
Current DistrictOutside California
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History

21 August 2010Disbarred (9 years, 3 months ago)
30 December 2009Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (9 years, 11 months ago)
5 June 1991Admitted to The State Bar of California (28 years, 6 months ago)

Disciplinary and Related Actions

21 August 201003-O-04105
Disbarment (Disbarred)
27 March 201003-O-04105
Ordered inactive (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
30 December 200909-Q-16811
Vol.inactive(tender of resign.w/charges) (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)

Discipline Summaries

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.