Edward Anthony Puttre is disbarred member of the California Bar and was admitted 6th June 1991. Edward graduated from UC Hastings COL and is now based in San Francisco.

Lawyer Information

NameEdward Anthony Puttre
First Admitted6 June 1991 (28 years, 6 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number152382

Contact

Phone Number(415) 392-4630
Fax Number(415) 553-6180

Schools

Law SchoolUC Hastings COL (San Francisco CA)
Undergraduate SchoolPepperdine Univ (Malibu CA)

Address

Current AddressLaw Offices of Edward A. Puttre
4 Sanchez St # 2
San Francisco, CA 94114
Current CountySan Francisco
Current DistrictDistrict 1
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History

3 November 2011Disbarred (8 years, 1 month ago)
1 July 2009Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (10 years, 5 months ago)
6 June 1991Admitted to The State Bar of California (28 years, 6 months ago)

Disciplinary and Related Actions

3 November 201108-O-13820
Disbarment (Disbarred)
3 June 201108-O-13820
Ordered inactive (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
18 February 201108-O-13820
Ordered inactive (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)

Discipline Summaries

November 3, 2011

EDWARD ANTHONY PUTTRE [#152382], 46, of San Francisco was disbarred Nov. 3, 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 Puttre misappropriated more than $20,000 from his client and committed other acts of misconduct as well.

In a contingency fee civil matter, Puttre filed a complaint for his plaintiff client and a post-trial judgment was entered against the defendant. Puttre received a settlement check for $64,324.34 that he deposited in his client trust account. Under a written fee agreement, the client was entitled to receive $21,366.10. However, Puttre allowed the balance of his trust account to drop to zero and did not account for the funds.

He filed a separate complaint in an insurance matter for the same client, but he didn’t respond to the client’s many emails or phone messages.

The bar court found that Puttre committed acts of moral turpitude by misappropriating $21,366.10 in client funds, failed to maintain client funds in trust, account for client funds, communicate with a client or cooperate with the bar’s investigation.

“Lesser discipline than disbarment is not warranted because there are no extenuating circumstances that clearly predominate in this case and the amount misappropriated is not insignificantly small,” wrote Judge Lucy Armendariz, who recommended Puttre’s disbarment.

Administrative Actions

1 July 2009Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)