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Jan. 11, 2022, 2:10 AM

Tom Girardi on Brink of Disbarment After Judge’s Recommendation

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Disgraced attorney Tom Girardi, who did not respond to or fight disciplinary charges related to stealing from clients, now faces a judge’s formal recommendation that he be disbarred.

Girardi was charged with 14 counts of violating ethics rules, including withholding $2 million due to survivor family members of people killed in the crash of Lion Air flight 610. He also was charged with failing to give court-awarded funds to clients, maintaining funds in client security accounts, lying about contingency fees, and misappropriating funds.

State Bar Court Judge Yvette Roland recommended that Girardi “be disbarred from the practice of law in ...

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