J. Terence Lyons was admitted to the California Bar 5th January 1972, but has since been disbarred. J. graduated from University of Michigan Law School.

Lawyer Information

NameJ. Terence Lyons
First Admitted5 January 1972 (50 years, 5 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number51036

Contact

Phone Number(310) 478-3295

Schools

Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan Law School (Ann Arbor MI)
Undergraduate SchoolSanta Clara University (Santa Clara CA)

Address

Current Address1827 Greenfield Ave #204
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Map

History

8 November 1998Disbarred (23 years, 6 months ago)
17 October 1996Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (25 years, 7 months ago)
1 February 1996Active (26 years, 4 months ago)
25 July 1994Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (27 years, 10 months ago)
23 April 1993Active (29 years, 1 month ago)
10 August 1992Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (29 years, 9 months ago)
5 January 1972Admitted to The State Bar of California (50 years, 5 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

June 12, 1998

J. TERENCE LYONS [#51036], 51, of Los Angeles was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with an actual two-year suspension and until he proves rehabilitation, and was ordered to comply with rule 955. The order took effect June 12, 1998.

The State Bar Court found that Lyons engaged in the unauthorized practice of law while suspended. His license was lifted three times — for failing to complete his MCLE requirements, pay bar dues, and respond to disciplinary charges in another case.

Lyons has been disciplined three times previously, all related to a private reproval in 1994 for failing to perform legal services, communicate with a client, cooperate with a bar investigation or promptly refund unearned fees.

When he failed to comply with conditions attached to the reproval, he was suspended and placed on probation; when he failed to comply with those probation requirements, he was suspended again.

November 19, 1997

J. TERENCE LYONS [#51036], 51, of Los Angeles was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with an actual six-month suspension, and was ordered to comply with rule 955. The order took effect Nov. 19, 1997.

In a 1995 discipline order which originally resulted from violating the probation requirements of a 1994 private reproval, Lyons was ordered to attend ethics school, submit a law office plan and file quarterly probation reports. His failure to do so led to the current discipline.

The private reproval resulted from Lyons’ misconduct in two matters, including failure to perform legal services, respond to a client’s status inquiries, return unearned fees, turn over client files to a new attorney, and cooperate with the bar’s investigation. He also withdrew from a case improperly.