This month, A San Diego lawyer has been disbarred for failing to repay $ 30,000 in penalties that were unearned, the State Bar Court announced.
Stefan Ghaemi, 33, didn’t take part for five counts of alleged misconduct and he was disbarred by default, July 23, effective.
According to State Bar records, the court found that Ghaemi failed to provide any of the services that he was hired to perform in a business dispute. Those services contained freezing a bank account and submitting a lawsuit.
Ghaemi then failed to repay the customer’s $30,000 in advanced legal fees, “which he didn’t fully earn,” even after the customer terminated his job, the court stated.
Ghaemi didn’t respond to messages and calls on his cell phone seeking comment.
Counts against Ghaemi included delaying the launch of other case documents and records to his former customer, despite getting six asks for the information, and failing to notify the State Bar regarding a change in his membership speech.
The State Bar court ordered Ghaemi to return the $30,000 in legal fees to his former customer, plus interest. He tell them to seek out legal advice or representation elsewhere and must also notify all of his clients of the discipline.
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Ghaemi is recorded at the Law Offices of Stefan Ghaemi in Mission Valley, according to State Bar records. The address and phone number belong to a different law firm, where a receptionist said Ghaemi hasn’t been an employee for least three years.
State Bar records reveal Ghaemi was licensed to practice law in California on Dec. 1, 2011, and was a member before his disbarment.
He received a law degree. It is affiliated with Whittier College, which announced in April that it would stop accepting new applicants and shut to the law school after students graduate that was present.
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