Austin Anthony Ditter Jr was admitted to the California Bar 5th January 1972, but has since been disbarred. Austin graduated from Duke University SOL.

Lawyer Information

NameAustin Anthony Ditter Jr
First Admitted5 January 1972 (50 years, 4 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number50407

Schools

Law SchoolDuke University SOL (Durham NC)
Undergraduate SchoolBrigham Young University (Provo UT)

Address

Current Address5650 Sunrise Blvd #5A
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Map

History

15 March 2001Disbarred (21 years, 2 months ago)
Disbarment 00-N-10183
21 September 2000Not eligible to practice law in CA (21 years, 8 months ago)
Ordered inactive 00-N-10183
2 June 2000Not eligible to practice law in CA (21 years, 11 months ago)
Ordered inactive 00-N-10183
6 April 2000Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 00-N-10183 (22 years, 1 month ago)
2 May 1998Not eligible to practice law in CA (24 years ago)
Discipline w/actual suspension 95-O-13315
25 April 1997Not eligible to practice law in CA (25 years ago)
Ordered inactive 95-O-13315
24 January 1997Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 95-O-13315 (25 years, 4 months ago)
29 August 1994Not eligible to practice law in CA (27 years, 8 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
4 March 1993Active (29 years, 2 months ago)
10 August 1992Not eligible to practice law in CA (29 years, 9 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
1 January 1990Inactive (32 years, 4 months ago)
5 January 1972Admitted to the State Bar of California (50 years, 4 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

March 15, 2001

AUSTIN A. DITTER JR. [#50407], 59, of Citrus Heights was disbarred March 15, 2001, and was ordered to comply with rule 955.

Ditter did not comply with a 1998 discipline order that he meet the requirements of rule 955.

The underlying discipline was imposed for Ditter’s failure to perform legal services competently, communicate with a client, refund unearned fees, keep his address current with the bar or cooperate with the bar’s investigation, and he improperly withdrew from employment and improperly held himself out as entitled to practice.

May 2, 1998

AUSTIN A. DITTER JR. [#50407], 56, of Citrus Heights was suspended for two years, stayed, and placed on probation for two years on the condition that he is actually suspended for 60 days and until he makes restitution, effective May 2, 1998.

If he is actually suspended for two years or more, he will remain suspended until he has shown proof of his rehabilitation. He was ordered to pass the MPRE and comply with rule 955.

In this default decision, Ditter was found culpable of eight counts of misconduct involving one client who hired him to pursue an appeal of a case she lost in superior court.

Ditter failed to perform legal services competently, communicate, return unearned fees, cooperate with the bar’s investigation and change his membership records address. He also practiced law while suspended for nonpayment of fees.

In mitigation, Ditter had no prior record of discipline in his 15 years of practice.

Considered as an aggravating factor was Ditter’s failure to participate in disciplinary proceedings prior to entry of default, including his failure to answer the notice of charges. The court found there was some client harm and his failure to return $1,300 in unearned fees also was an aggravating factor.