Friday, August 2, 2013

Bar Boots San Diego Lawyer For Ripping Off Homeowners While Running Upfront Fee Loan Modification Scam

From the July 2013 issue of the California Bar Journal:

  • TIMOTHY CLARENCE BRYSON [#140798], 61, of San Diego was disbarred May 10, 2013, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and to make restitution.

    Bryson’s default was entered after he failed to respond to charges of misconduct in a matter involving four clients. Because he did not attempt to have the default vacated within 180 days, the charges were deemed admitted as required by rule 5.85 of the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure. Bryson was found culpable of accepting an advanced fee and failing to provide adequate notification in a loan modification matter, failing to deposit and maintain funds in trust, improperly withdrawing disputed funds from trust, failing to promptly disperse or return client funds, failing to account, failing to cooperate in a disciplinary investigation, failing to perform legal services with competence, charging an illegal fee and misappropriation. He was ordered to pay $13,320 in restitution, plus interest.

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