Barbara Jean Kuehn is an active member of the California Bar and was admitted 6th June 1991. Barbara graduated from San Francisco Law Sch and is now based in San Mateo.

Lawyer Information

NameBarbara Jean Kuehn
First Admitted6 June 1991 (28 years, 6 months ago)
StatusActive
Bar Number152283
SectionsFamily Law

Contact

Current Email[email protected]
Phone Number(650) 401-2320
Fax Number(650) 401-2321

Schools

Law SchoolSan Francisco Law Sch (San Francisco CA)
Undergraduate SchoolColl of San Mateo (San Mateo CA)

Address

Current AddressLaw & Mediation Ofcs of Barbara J Kuehn
969G Edgewater Blvd # 785
Foster City, CA 94404
Current CountySan Mateo
Current DistrictDistrict 1
Map

History

5 December 1999Active (20 years ago)
5 December 1998Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (21 years ago)
6 June 1991Admitted to The State Bar of California (28 years, 6 months ago)

Disciplinary and Related Actions

18 September 199998-C-00012
Discipline w/actual suspension
5 December 199898-C-00012
Interim suspension after conviction (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)

Discipline Summaries

September 17, 1999

BARBARA JEAN KUEHN [#152283], 47, of Burlingame was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a one-year actual suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE. Credit toward the actual suspension will be given for an interim suspension which began Dec. 5, 1998. The order took effect Sept. 17, 1999.

Kuehn represented a woman in a dissolution in which the family home was sold, profits were to be split 50-50 after payment of debts, and Kuehn was entrusted with the proceeds of the sale.

She distributed more than $6,000 of the entrusted funds to herself without obtaining the court’s authorization. As a result, she was charged with, and pleaded no contest to, embezzlement. She agreed to cease practice for one year, home detention for six months, a fine of $3,750, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service.

Kuehn was placed on interim suspension last December.

In mitigation, she and her bookkeeper assert that the client gave them permission to take the legal fees from her share of the funds. Slightly more than one-half was taken through oversight and a failure to carefully supervise. Kuehn believed at all times that she was acting with her client’s authority to pay her fees.

The bar received more than 75 letters attesting to Kuehn’s good character. She was a recipient of a bar pro bono award, and has been an active leader in local and state bar associations.

There were claims, supported by witnesses, that a criminal prosecution for a minor embezzlement that would otherwise have been addressed in civil court, was highly unusual.