Sacramento, CA 95814
|4 May 2001||Active (18 years, 7 months ago)|
|15 November 2000||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (19 years ago)|
|9 January 1969||Admitted to The State Bar of California (50 years, 11 months ago)|
|15 November 2000||98-O-02403|
Discipline w/actual suspension (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
October 5, 2000
GEOFFREY PHILIP WONG [#42586], 59, of Sacramento was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on three years of probation with an actual 45-day suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Oct. 5, 2000.Wong settled a personal injury case for $25,000, withholding $7,325 for a medical lien. He allowed the balance in his client trust account to fall below that amount, however, and paid the lien in four installments from his business account or with cashier’s checks.He stipulated that he failed to maintain client funds in trust or promptly pay a medical lien.In mitigation, Wong has no record of prior discipline, he made restitution to the medical provider and he cooperated with the bar’s investigation.