Chester Douglas Spicer was admitted to the California Bar 9th January 1969, but has since been disbarred. Chester graduated from Southwestern University SOL.

Lawyer Information

NameChester Douglas Spicer
First Admitted9 January 1969 (52 years, 7 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number43721

School

Law SchoolSouthwestern Univ SOL (Los Angeles CA)

Address

Current Address5580 Daisy Dr
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
Map

History

8 November 1998Disbarred (22 years, 8 months ago)
Disbarment 97-O-11677
6 April 1998Ordered inactive 97-O-11677 (23 years, 4 months ago)
21 March 1998Not eligible to practice law in CA (23 years, 4 months ago)
Discipline w/actual suspension 95-O-11704
14 March 1998Not eligible to practice law in CA (23 years, 4 months ago)
Ordered inactive 97-O-11677
8 January 1998Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 97-O-11677 (23 years, 6 months ago)
22 November 1996Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 95-O-11704 (24 years, 8 months ago)
12 August 1996Not eligible to practice law in CA (24 years, 11 months ago)
Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance
31 July 1995Not eligible to practice law in CA (26 years ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
20 May 1994Active (27 years, 2 months ago)
5 March 1994Not eligible to practice law in CA (27 years, 5 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 89-O-17489
9 March 1993Active (28 years, 4 months ago)
7 February 1993Not eligible to practice law in CA (28 years, 5 months ago)
Discipline w/actual suspension 89-O-17489
11 December 1991Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 89-O-17489 (29 years, 7 months ago)
2 August 1990Active (31 years ago)
25 July 1988Not eligible to practice law in CA (33 years ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
31 October 1975Discipline w/actual suspension (45 years, 9 months ago)
12 December 1974 (46 years, 8 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
9 January 1969Admitted to the State Bar of California (52 years, 7 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

March 21, 1998

CHESTER DOUGLAS SPICER [#43721], 60, of Pollack Pines was suspended for two years, stayed, and placed on probation for two years on condition that he is actually suspended for six months and until he makes restitution, effective March 21, 1998.

If his actual suspension exceeds two years, he will remain suspended until he has provided proof of his fitness to practice. He was ordered to pass the MPRE and comply with rule 955.

Spicer was charged with six counts of misconduct arising from two client matters.

In one matter involving a personal injury case, Spicer was found culpable of failing to show proper respect for the court and violating a court order.

In the second matter, he failed to perform competently, communicate and return unearned fees, and he violated a court order.

The second matter involved his representation of a veterinarian facing disciplinary charges before the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

The veterinarian hired Spicer to substitute in for another attorney whose services she had terminated. However, Spicer failed to make an appearance at his client's hearing before the board and did not adequately communicate with her.

At the client's hearing, discipline was imposed after the client appeared in pro per.

The veterinarian successfully sued Spicer in small claims court for return of the $2,000 in advanced fees she paid him. Spicer has yet to honor the judgment.

Considered as an aggravating factor was Spicer's prior record of discipline; in 1975, he was found culpable of misconduct in eight client matters and in 1983, he was again disciplined for similar misconduct.

His failure to participate in the current disciplinary proceedings before the entry of his default also was seen as an aggravating factor.

"[Spicer] has not displayed any insight into his misconduct or atonement for the problems which resulted," wrote the bar court judge.

No mitigating factors were found.