Nathaniel S. Colley Jr was admitted to the California Bar 30th May 1980, but is now resigned. Nathaniel graduated from University of Michigan Law Sch.

Lawyer Information

NameNathaniel S. Colley Jr
First Admitted30 May 1980 (41 years, 1 month ago)
Bar Number91776


Current Email[email protected]
Phone Number323-769-5753


Law SchoolUniv of Michigan Law Sch (Ann Arbor MI)
Undergraduate SchoolUniv of Michigan (MI)


Current AddressP O Box 741825
Los Angeles, CA 90004-8825


6 February 2004Resigned (17 years, 4 months ago)
Resignation, no charges pending
28 July 1997Active (23 years, 11 months ago)
21 July 1997Not eligible to practice law in CA (23 years, 11 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
1 February 1996Active (25 years, 5 months ago)
3 November 1995Not eligible to practice law in CA (25 years, 8 months ago)
Discipline w/actual suspension 92-O-12149
8 November 1994Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 94-O-10598 (26 years, 7 months ago)
23 September 1994Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 92-O-12149 (26 years, 9 months ago)
26 August 1994Active (26 years, 10 months ago)
10 August 1992Not eligible to practice law in CA (28 years, 10 months ago)
Suspended, failed to pay fees
24 October 1986Discipline, probation; no actual susp. (34 years, 8 months ago)
18 June 1985Disciplinary charges filed in State Bar Court 11-4-00085 (36 years ago)
30 May 1980Admitted to the State Bar of California (41 years, 1 month ago)

Discipline Summaries

November 3, 1995

NATHANIEL S. COLLEY JR. [#91776], 39, of Los Angeles was suspended for two years, stayed, and placed on two years probation with an actual 90-day suspension and a requirement that he make restitution. He was ordered to take the CPRE within one year and comply with Rule 955. The order took effect Nov. 3, 1995.

Colley took over a civil case from his father, who had been paid $10,000 in advance fees by the clients. He never accounted for the fees or for money he withheld from the settlement he negotiated. He improperly withdrew from employment, did not finalize the clients' legal matter by failing to sign all necessary documents and did not promptly pay settlement funds.

Colley failed to finalize two other matters and failed to communicate with clients, return client files, provide a status report to clients or provide an accounting for advance fees. In addition, he did not initiate foreclosure proceedings for a client when he should have and he failed to withdraw as attorney of record when he was suspended for non-payment of bar dues.

In mitigation, he refunded some money to clients and there was confusion about the case because he took over for his father.