Leonard Julius Sawyer is an active member of the California Bar and was admitted 2nd December 2008. Leonard graduated from Loyola University SOL.

Lawyer Information

NameLeonard Julius Sawyer
Former NameLeonard Julius Sawyer
Former NameLeonard Julius Sawyer (aka Julius Sawyer)
First Admitted2 December 2008 (13 years, 7 months ago)
StatusActive
Bar Number259068

Contact

Current Email[email protected]
Previous Email[email protected]
Previous Email[email protected]
Phone Number832-209-0862

Schools

Law SchoolLoyola University SOL (New Orleans LA)
Undergraduate SchoolSouthern Methodist University (Dallas TX)

Address

Current AddressEsfandi Law Group, APLC., 2049 Century Park E, Ste 2525
Los Angeles, CA 90067-3225
Map
Previous Address14627 Taymouth Dr
Houston, TX 77084
Previous Address14627 Taymouth Dr
Houston, TX 77084-1509

History

10 March 2022Active (3 months, 3 weeks ago)
1 October 2020Not eligible to practice law in CA (1 year, 9 months ago)
Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance
3 July 2018Not eligible to practice law in CA (4 years ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
9 July 2016Discipline w/actual suspension; credit for prior ineligibility 11-C-16691 (5 years, 12 months ago)
18 August 2014Active (7 years, 10 months ago)
1 July 2014Not eligible to practice law in CA (8 years ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
19 May 2014Not eligible to practice law in CA (8 years, 1 month ago)
Ordered inactive 11-C-16691
16 May 2013Active (9 years, 1 month ago)
4 February 2013Not eligible to practice law in CA (9 years, 5 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 09-C-19063
9 August 2012Conviction record transmitted to State Bar Court 11-C-16691 (9 years, 11 months ago)
3 November 2011Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 09-C-19063 (10 years, 8 months ago)
26 February 2010Conviction record transmitted to State Bar Court 09-C-19063 (12 years, 4 months ago)
2 December 2008Admitted to the State Bar of California (13 years, 7 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

July 9, 2016

LEONARD JULIUS SAWYER [#259068], 37, of Houston, was suspended from the practice of law for 90 days with credit given for the time of his inactive enrollment. He was also ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. In addition, he was placed on two years’ probation and faces a one-year suspension if he fails to comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. The order took effect July 9, 2016.

Sawyer’s suspension follows his successful completion of the Alternative Discipline Program. In June 2012, he pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in lewd, indecent or obscene acts on an aircraft. In 2011, he was sitting in the middle seat on a commercial flight when he exposed his erect penis to the woman sitting next to him in the window seat. When she tried to leave her seat, he stood with his penis exposed and asked, "Do you want to climb over me?"

At one point during the flight, Sawyer exited the restroom and asked a flight attendant for some peanuts. Then he exposed himself to her.

Sawyer had one prior record of discipline. In 2011, he was suspended following a misdemeanor conviction for battery that stemmed from two incidents in which he put his hands on the buttocks of a courtroom clerk and a deputy clerk without their consent.

November 3, 2011

LEONARD JULIUS SAWYER, 33, of Long Beach was suspended for six months, stayed, placed on one year of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect Nov. 3, 2011.

Sawyer pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor battery counts in 2010. He placed his hand on the buttocks of a Los Angeles Superior Court clerk in a courtroom where he had just appeared. The same day, he patted the buttocks of a female deputy district attorney, and about a week later, approached a female security officer from behind and touched her buttocks. He had no prior relationship with any of the women.

Sawyer was charged with three counts each of battery and sexual battery and entered pleas to two misdemeanors related to the courtroom clerk and the deputy DA.

In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation and completed his criminal probation, including 50 counseling sessions.