The California Bar has filed a motion to place Michael Avenatti on inactive status. The Petition and Exhibits are over 500 pages long and list numerous claims that Avenatti converted funds belonging to his clients. http://www.calbar.ca.gov/About-Us/News-Events/News-Releases/state-bar-of-california-files-to-place-attorney-michael-j-avenatti-on-involuntary-inactive-status Given the allegations against Avenatti and the two pending federal indictments against him, I would imagine that the petition will be granted. That will remove Avenatti from the practice of law during the disciplinary case.
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B.A. University of Chicago, 1988, J.D. Harvard Law School, 1991, Clerk to the Honorable Michael S. Kanne, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1991-1992, Mayer Brown 1992-1996, Katten Muchin 1996-97, The Clinton Law Firm, 1997 -. I practice in the areas of commercial litigation, legal malpractice and legal ethics. View all posts by eclinton