Von Wallace Robinson was admitted to the California Bar 1st June 1995, but has since been disbarred. Von graduated from University of West Los Angeles.

Lawyer Information

NameVon Wallace Robinson
First Admitted1 June 1995 (27 years, 6 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number176184

Contact

Current Email[email protected]
Phone Number310-997-8295

Schools

Law SchoolUniversity of West Los Angeles (Los Angeles CA)
Undergraduate SchoolUniversity of Southern Calif (Los Angeles CA)

Address

Current Address5630 S Venice Blvd # 5
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Map

History

26 August 2011Disbarred (11 years, 3 months ago)
Disbarment 05-O-01352
19 March 2011Not eligible to practice law in CA (11 years, 8 months ago)
Ordered inactive 05-O-01352
23 November 2009Conviction record transmitted to State Bar Court 08-C-12067 (13 years ago)
1 July 2008Not eligible to practice law in CA (14 years, 5 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
21 May 2008Not eligible to practice law in CA (14 years, 6 months ago)
Vol.inactive(tender of resign.w/charges) 08-Q-12015
5 May 2008Not eligible to practice law in CA (14 years, 7 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 04-O-15006
13 February 2008Active (14 years, 9 months ago)
18 January 2008Not eligible to practice law in CA (14 years, 10 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 04-O-15006
29 August 2007Active (15 years, 3 months ago)
16 August 2007Not eligible to practice law in CA (15 years, 3 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
26 April 2007Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 06-O-15282 (15 years, 7 months ago)
20 May 2006Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 04-O-15006 (16 years, 6 months ago)
7 July 2005Private reproval, public disclosure 04-O-15063 (17 years, 5 months ago)
31 May 2005Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 04-O-15006 (17 years, 6 months ago)
24 January 2005Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 04-O-15063 (17 years, 10 months ago)
4 October 2004Active (18 years, 2 months ago)
16 September 2004Not eligible to practice law in CA (18 years, 2 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
2 October 2002Active (20 years, 2 months ago)
3 September 2002Not eligible to practice law in CA (20 years, 3 months ago)
Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance
24 January 2002Active (20 years, 10 months ago)
1 September 2001Not eligible to practice law in CA (21 years, 3 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
1 June 1995Admitted to the State Bar of California (27 years, 6 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

August 26, 2011

VON WALLACE ROBINSON [#176184], 47, of Corona was disbarred Aug. 26, 2011, and was ordered to make restitution and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

Robinson was originally charged in six cases in 2006. Over the next four years, he twice applied and was rejected for participation in the Alternative Discipline Program, submitted and withdrew his resignation from the bar, and was criminally convicted while another resignation application was pending. The Supreme Court refused to accept his resignation.

In the matter that resulted in his disbarment, he was charged with 30 counts of misconduct in 10 cases.

In a personal injury matter, he represented one client in a claim for damages from an automobile accident while at the same time representing the driver who caused the accident. He stipulated that he charged an unconscionable fee by paying himself more than 54 percent of a settlement, failed to pay his client’s doctors, commingled funds in his trust account, did not account for client funds and he misappropriated $4,000.

In another matter, he failed to advise his client of a $10,000 settlement opportunity, thus preventing the client from considering the possibility of settling the case. Two clients’ actions were dismissed, Robinson continues to hold $600 that he collected as an illegal fee, and he failed to refund unearned fees of $1,793 to another client.

Robinson has been disciplined twice previously, with a public reproval in 1995 for failing to comply with a court order or cooperate with a bar investigation, and he was suspended in 2006 for practicing law while ineligible due to unpaid membership dues, failing to refund an unearned fee, charging an illegal fee and acquiring an interest adverse to the client.

Although Judge Donald Miles noted that Robinson stipulated to some misconduct and showed some remorse, he recommended disbarment due to his ongoing disregard of his professional responsibilities, continuing failures to respond to inquiries by the bar and misconduct while he was on probation. “The evidence is clear, convincing, and compelling that (Robinson’s) disbarment is both necessary and appropriate in order to protect the public, the courts and the profession,” Miles wrote.

May 20, 2006

VON WALLACE ROBINSON [#176184], 42, of Rialto was suspended for six months, stayed, placed on one year of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect May 20, 2006.

While suspended for not paying bar dues, Robinson represented a client in a variety of legal matters, collecting a $1,500 fee. He also required the client to sign an installment promissory note of $3,000 to pay his legal fees. The note was payable to a company for which Robinson is secretary, but he didn’t disclose the relationship to the client. In addition, the terms were unfair and were not fully disclosed and transmitted in writing to the client in a manner which should reasonably have been understood. Robinson also didn't advise the client to obtain independent legal advice about the transaction.

When the client learned Robinson was not entitled to practice, she put a stop payment on one check and demanded a refund of the remaining amount she’d paid.

Robinson stipulated to five counts of misconduct.

He was privately reproved in 2005 for violating a court order and failing to cooperate with the bar's investigation.