Patricia Greenwald Gittelson is an active member of the California Bar and was admitted 7th June 2003. Patricia graduated from University of LaVerne COL and is now based in Los Angeles.

Lawyer Information

NamePatricia Greenwald Gittelson
First Admitted7 June 2003 (16 years, 10 months ago)
StatusActive
Bar Number225843
SectionsSolo & Small Firm

Contact

Current Email[email protected]
Phone Number(818) 989-5667
Fax Number(818) 989-5679

School

Law SchoolUniv of LaVerne COL (Woodland Hills CA)

Address

Current AddressLaw Ofc Patricia Gittelson
6819 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 304
Van Nuys, CA 91405-4464
Current CountyLos Angeles
Current DistrictDistrict 2
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History

9 August 2011Active (8 years, 8 months ago)
11 February 2011Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (9 years, 1 month ago)
7 June 2003Admitted to The State Bar of California (16 years, 10 months ago)

Disciplinary and Related Actions

11 February 201109-O-14283
Discipline w/actual suspension (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
25 February 200906-O-11096
Discipline, probation; no actual susp.
28 June 200605-O-00884
Public reproval with/duties

Discipline Summaries

February 11, 2011

PATRICIA GREENWALD GITTELSON [#225843], 54, of Van Nuys was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a six-month actual suspension and she was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Feb. 11, 2011.

Gittelson stipulated that she did not comply with probation conditions attached to a 2009 disciplinary order. She contacted the probation department late, submitted three quarterly probation reports, submitted a law office management plan and proof of restitution after the deadline, and she did not complete the required MCLE courses.

She was publicly reproved in 2006 and the underlying discipline was imposed for her failure to provide competent legal services. In mitigation, she is the primary caretaker for family members who have serious medical issues.

February 25, 2009

PATRICIA GREENWALD GITTELSON [#225843], 53, of Van Nuys was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on two years of probation and was ordered to prove her rehabilitation. The order took effect Feb. 25, 2009.

Gittelson stipulated that she failed to perform legal services competently and improperly entered into an agreement with her client that required him to withdraw a disciplinary complaint against her or to not cooperate with a bar investigation.

She represented the client who was seeking asylum before the immigration court. When his petition was denied, he asked Gittelson to file an appeal within 30 days of the order. She filed an untimely notice of appeal, which was dismissed. One of Gittelson’s employees told the client the appeal was proceeding before she knew it was dismissed.

It was not until two months later, when the client received a deportation notice, that he learned his appeal was dismissed because Gittelson filed it late. He sued Gittelson, alleging breach of contract, general negligence and fraud.

Gittelson entered into a stipulated judgment with the client, who agreed to dismiss his State Bar complaint. Gittelson agreed to pay the client $18,000.

Gittelson was publicly reproved in 2006.

In mitigation, she cooperated with the bar’s investigation.