Michael Edward O'Keefe was admitted to the California Bar 5th January 1972, but has since been disbarred. Michael graduated from UCLA SOL.

Lawyer Information

NameMichael Edward O'Keefe
First Admitted5 January 1972 (50 years, 5 months ago)
StatusDisbarred
Bar Number51267

Contact

Current Email[email protected]
Phone Number310-208-2210
Fax Number978-945-8327

Schools

Law SchoolUCLA SOL (Los Angeles CA)
Undergraduate SchoolCalifornia St University Long Beach (CA)

Address

Current Address12321 Ocean Park Blvd #6
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Map

History

6 March 2005Disbarred (17 years, 2 months ago)
Disbarment 04-N-10378
12 September 2004Not eligible to practice law in CA (17 years, 8 months ago)
Ordered inactive 04-N-10378
24 April 2004Not eligible to practice law in CA (18 years, 1 month ago)
Ordered inactive 04-N-10378
6 February 2004Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 04-N-10378 (18 years, 3 months ago)
18 December 2003Not eligible to practice law in CA (18 years, 5 months ago)
Discipline w/actual suspension 02-O-14788
27 March 2003Not eligible to practice law in CA (19 years, 2 months ago)
Ordered inactive 02-O-14788
31 December 2002Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 02-O-14788 (19 years, 4 months ago)
4 September 2002Not eligible to practice law in CA (19 years, 8 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
3 September 2002Not eligible to practice law in CA (19 years, 8 months ago)
Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance
17 October 2001Active (20 years, 7 months ago)
1 September 2001Not eligible to practice law in CA (20 years, 9 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
18 January 1991Active (31 years, 4 months ago)
1 January 1988Inactive (34 years, 5 months ago)
1 October 1986Active (35 years, 8 months ago)
1 January 1986Inactive (36 years, 5 months ago)
19 February 1985Active (37 years, 3 months ago)
27 June 1983Not eligible to practice law in CA (38 years, 11 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
5 January 1972Admitted to the State Bar of California (50 years, 5 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

March 6, 2005

MICHAEL EDWARD O’KEEFE [#51267], 62, of Los Angeles was disbarred March 6, 2005, and was ordered to comply with rule 955.

In a default proceeding, the State Bar Court found that O’Keefe did not comply with rule 955, as ordered in a 2003 discipline. He did not submit to the Supreme Court an affidavit stating that he notified his clients and other pertinent parties of his suspension from practice.

In the underlying discipline, also a default matter, the court found that O’Keefe practiced law while suspended for failing to pay bar dues, committed an act of moral turpitude and he failed to return unearned fees or account for client funds.

He was suspended for about six weeks in 2001 for failing to pay bar dues. During that time, he agreed to represent a client in a partnership lawsuit and accepted a $5,000 advance fee. When the client later terminated the employment, O’Keefe returned his file but did not refund any money. He did not respond to inquiries from the bar.

Prior to 2003, O’Keefe practiced for 29 years without a record of discipline.

December 18, 2003

MICHAEL EDWARD O’KEEFE [#51267], 61, of Los Angeles was suspended for two years, stayed, actually suspended for 90 days and until he makes restitution and the State Bar Court terminates the suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 955. If the actual suspension exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect Dec. 18, 2003.

In a default proceeding, the bar court found that O’Keefe practiced law while suspended, committed an act of moral turpitude, failed to return unearned fees or provide an accounting to his client and did not maintain a current address with the bar.

He was suspended for about six weeks in 2001 for failing to pay bar dues. During that time, he agreed to represent a client in a partnership lawsuit and accepted a $5,000 advance fee. When the client later terminated the employment, O’Keefe returned his file but did not refund any money. He did not respond to inquiries from the bar.

In mitigation, he practiced for 29 years without a record of discipline.