Christopher Leslie Persaud was admitted to the California Bar 25th March 2009, but has since been disbarred. Christopher graduated from Ave Maria SOL.

Lawyer Information

NameChristopher Leslie Persaud
First Admitted25 March 2009 (13 years, 3 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number262620

Contact

Current Email[email protected]

Schools

Law SchoolAve Maria SOL (Ann Arbor MI)
Undergraduate SchoolCalifornia St University (Los Angeles CA)

Address

Current AddressPO Box 2432
Winnetka, CA 91396
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History

23 August 2013Disbarred (8 years, 10 months ago)
Disbarment 11-O-12191
2 July 2013Not eligible to practice law in CA (9 years ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
30 March 2013Not eligible to practice law in CA (9 years, 3 months ago)
Ordered inactive 11-O-12191
21 November 2012Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 12-N-16930 (9 years, 7 months ago)
31 October 2012Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 11-O-12191 (9 years, 8 months ago)
28 July 2012Not eligible to practice law in CA (9 years, 11 months ago)
Discipline w/actual suspension 10-O-00677
25 March 2009Admitted to the State Bar of California (13 years, 3 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

August 2, 2013

CHRISTOPHER LESLIE PERSAUD [#262620], 34, of Winnetka, was disbarred Aug. 23, 2013 and ordered to comply with Rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and to pay restitution.

Persaud stipulated to misconduct including charging and accepting advanced fees for loan modification work and moral turpitude. He also stipulated to failing to take steps to avoid reasonably foreseeable prejudice to his clients, return unearned advanced attorney fees or comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation.

In one of the matters he was disciplined for, Persaud took illegal advanced fees for loan modification services from a couple. Persaud was not able to obtain a loan modification on their behalf and did not repay them the $2,500 he charged for his services.

Persaud also hired a non-lawyer to market his legal services to represent consumers in mass joinder litigation against their respective home mortgage lenders. Doing business as Precision Law Center, Persaud deposited $146,610 in advanced fees from 45 clients into his client trust account. Soon after, Persaud decided he was no longer interested in working with the clients, but did not tell them he was withdrawing from employment with them and did not give them a refund. Persaud’s non-lawyer employee then transferred all of the money to his personal bank account.

Persaud was ordered to pay $146,610 plus interest in restitution.

Persaud has one prior discipline. In 2012, he was suspended in connection with a home loan modification scheme he operated under the name the Legal Modification Firm. Persaud stipulated that in 22 loan modification cases he failed to perform legal services competently or refund unearned fees. He also violated state law by accepting fees for loan modification work before it was completed. In 33 cases, he practiced and collected illegal fees in states where he was not licensed to practice.

July 28, 2012

CHRISTOPHER LESLIE PERSAUD, 33, of San Bernardino was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a two-year actual suspension and until he proves his rehabilitation and makes restitution, and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect July 28, 2012.

Persaud owned the Legal Modification Firm, which assisted clients with negotiating home loan modifications. He stipulated that in 22 loan modification cases, he failed to perform legal services competently or refund unearned fees and he violated state law by accepting fees for loan modification work before it was completed.

In 33 cases, he practiced and collected illegal fees in states where he was not licensed to practice. In other matters, including bankruptcies and civil cases, Persaud failed to perform legal services competently, refund unearned fees or communicate with clients.

Persaud had several rogue employees who deposited client checks in his law office bank account and then pilfered the money by forging his signature on checks. Persaud filed police reports against several employees.

In mitigation, he entered into a stipulation with the State Bar, demonstrated his good character and showed remorse.