Former Trump Election Lawyer Disbarred in California for Involvement in ‘Fake Electors’ Scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Eastman, the former lawyer for Donald Trump’s election campaign who was involved in the “fake electors” scheme, has been officially disbarred by the state of California. The decision came on Tuesday, as the state took action against Eastman for his role in the controversial attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. The disbarment follows a January lawsuit filed by California’s State Bar Association, accusing Eastman of spreading baseless claims of election fraud and attempting to undermine the democratic process. The Bar Association argued that Eastman’s actions violated multiple ethical … Read more

B.C. Lawyer Disbarred for Second Time, Facing Serious Disciplinary Actions Including Misappropriation of Trust Funds

Richmond, British Columbia – A lawyer from British Columbia has been disbarred for the second time by the provincial law society, following a hearing panel by the society. Hong Guo, who previously faced disbarment in November 2023 due to her inability to rehabilitate her professional conduct, has now been disbarred once again. The Law Society of British Columbia issued a statement announcing Guo’s disbarment and also ordered her to pay $45,497 in costs. This decision comes after the society found Guo guilty of misappropriating and mishandling trust funds, violating trust accounting rules, and engaging in … Read more

Madison County Lawyer Permanently Disbarred for Multiple Offenses, Ordered to Pay Restitution

Jackson, Tennessee – Angela Joy Hopson, a lawyer from Madison County, has been permanently disbarred from practicing law by the Supreme Court of Tennessee, according to a recent news release. The disbarment comes after Hopson was found guilty of multiple offenses, including misappropriating client money, failing to appear in court, misleading clients, and failing to communicate the status of cases to clients. She has also been ordered to pay restitution totaling $35,234 to eight individuals, in addition to the costs of the disciplinary proceedings. This is not the first time Hopson has faced disciplinary action. … Read more

Former Edmonton Lawyer Who Killed Teenage Girl in Drunk Driving Incident Officially Disbarred

Edmonton, Alberta – A former corporate lawyer, Shane Stevenson, has been disbarred after causing the death of a teenage girl in a drunk driving incident. The Law Society of Alberta announced on Tuesday that it has accepted Stevenson’s resignation. Stevenson, who previously worked as an energy lawyer at global law firm Dentons, had not practiced law since April 2018 when he fatally struck 16-year-old Chloe Wiwchar while driving under the influence of alcohol. Stevenson’s resignation came as he was facing a law society disciplinary hearing following a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for drunk driving causing … Read more