Gary Lane was admitted to the California Bar 5th January 1972, but has since been disbarred. Gary graduated from University of San Diego SOL.

Lawyer Information

NameGary Lane
First Admitted5 January 1972 (50 years, 5 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number50960
Practice AreasAdministrative Law
Banking Law
Bankruptcy
Business Law
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial Law
Contracts
Debtor & Creditor
Education Law
Election, Campaign & Political
Government
Health Care
Real Estate
Toxic torts
Wills & Probate

Contact

Current Email[email protected]
Websitehttp://www.4cpls.com
Phone Number714-422-9616

Schools

Law SchoolUniversity of San Diego SOL (San Diego CA)
Undergraduate SchoolQueens Coll (Flushing NY)

Address

Current Address20107 Virtuoso
Irvine, CA 92620-2105
Map
Previous Address2 Inglenook
Irvine, CA 92602

History

11 April 2014Disbarred (8 years, 1 month ago)
Disbarment 10-O-04457
30 August 2013Not eligible to practice law in CA (8 years, 8 months ago)
Ordered inactive 10-O-04457
14 November 2012Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 10-O-04457 (9 years, 6 months ago)
5 January 1972Admitted to the State Bar of California (50 years, 5 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

April 11, 2014

GARY LANE [#50960], 68, of Irvine was disbarred April 11, 2014 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and to make restitution.

A State Bar Court judge found Lane culpable of charging upfront fees for loan modification work, seeking to mislead a judge, moral turpitude, improper withdrawal from employment and failing to perform legal services with competence, return unearned fees, render appropriate accounts or communicate. Lane also failed to provide clients with a statement informing them it was not necessary to hire a third party to arrange for a loan modification. The charges stemmed from 16 client matters.

In 2008, Lane founded Consumer Protection Legal Services, a company in the business of performing loan modifications. As the result of a change in the law Lane began telling clients seeking loan modifications that he needed to file a lawsuit on their behalf to protect their rights. Clients were initially charged a flat fee to file the lawsuit, but were then charged additional fees for subsequent court appearances, between $950 and $1,500. The lawsuits had little chance of success and made claims that were without merit.

Lane was ordered to pay $123,576 plus interest in restitution.

He received limited mitigation for having no prior record of discipline in 37 years of practicing law, good character and entering into a stipulation with the State Bar.

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