Friday, November 1, 2002
Disciplined Attorneys, Charges Listed
The attorneys disciplined by the State Bar follow
Effective Oct. 7 the Review Department of the State Bar Court granted Steven Howard Hertz’s motion to extend the time to take and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. The court vacated its Sept. 18 order suspending Hertz from the practice of law effective Oct. 10 for failing to pass the MPRE within the time prescribed by the California Supreme Court in Mar. 2001. The court has extended the time to pass the MPRE until the release of the results of the Nov. 2002 examination.
•Kooros James Khavarian has been placed on inactive involuntary enrollment effective Oct. 11, after receiving an actual suspension in July 2001, and then again in September of this year.
Resignation With Charges Pending:
The following people are ineligible to practice law in the state of California (effective on the dates indicated) having voluntarily resigned as members of the California State Bar. They tendered their resignations while a disciplinary investigation or proceeding was pending. These disciplinary matters may be reopened if the attorney applies for reinstatement to the practice of law.
•Leonard Michael Samuels, Los Angeles, voluntary resignation tendered Sept. 26 has been accepted by the California Supreme Court without prejudice effective Oct. 27
Resignation With No Charges Pending:
The following people are ineligible to practice law in the state of California (effective on the dates indicated) having resigned as members of the California State Bar and their resignations having been accepted by the California Supreme Court.
•Kevin Gibbs Musulas, Anaheim, Oct, 20
•Wayne Edward Nichols, Covina, Oct, 20
•Leroy Lester Prickett, Anaheim, Oct. 20
The following people have been suspended from the practice of law by the California Supreme Court, effective on the dates indicated. All are ordered to comply with Rule 955 of the California Rules of Court, unless otherwise indicated.
•Dale John Peroutka, Anaheim, Oct. 27
Involuntary Inactive Enrollment:
The following people, having tendered their resignation as members of the California State Bar with disciplinary charges pending, have been enrolled as inactive members of the State Bar of California pursuant to Rule 960 of the California Rules of Court. They may not practice law while so enrolled, effective on the dates indicated. Unless otherwise noted, they must comply with Rule 955 of the California Rules of Court.
•Jeffrey Scott Peters, Buena Park, Oct. 22
The following people have been enrolled as inactive members of the State Bar of California as required by Business and Professions Code Sec. 6007 for reasons that include the filing of a recommendation of disbarment after hearing or default, incompetence caused by mental illness or drug use, violation of probation under certain circumstances, or failure to respond to a notice of disciplinary charges by the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel. Attorneys so enrolled may not practice law or hold themselves out as entitled to practice law while so enrolled, effective on the dates indicated.
•Josefina Maria Walker, Newport Beach, Oct. 11
Nunc Pro Tunc Ordered by the Supreme Court of California:
The Supreme Court has expunged the records, and set aside its order, of suspension for nonpayment of bar fees as it pertains to the following attorneys after receiving information that they are deceased.
•Jeffrey Peter Kuklin, Encino, born Dec. 13, 1935 in New York.
•Larry Robert McIndoo, Los Angeles, born Sept. 14, 1948 in Phoenix, Ariz.
•Owen A. Trainer, Los Angeles, born Mar. 1, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pa.
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