Clients looking for an attorney should start first at the state bar website. You can search here by clicking the link on “Attorney Search” in the upper right hand corner of the page. The information provided will give you their contact information, how long they have been practicing, and perhaps where they went to school.
Just because an attorney has been disciplined doesn’t mean they cannot practice law. The State Bar of California is actually very lenient to those who have already been admitted to the bar. They are normally given multiple chances to keep their license.
However, on occasion, a person may not make the cut.
A good example is Sonoma County District Attorney Brooke Halsey Jr., who was suspended by the State Bar of California for prosecutorial misconduct.
“January 12, 2007
BROOKE POWELL HALSEY JR.