Disgraced and disbarred California attorney Thomas V. Girardi corruptly wielded his influence, reaching even into the State Bar of California – the state’s governing body for attorneys. – GWC
The State Bar of California Board of Trustees released today two redacted reports on its past handling of complaints against disgraced and disbarred attorney Thomas V. Girardi. The Board decided to release the reports in furtherance of the agency’s public protection mission and its commitment to transparency and accountability. In releasing these reports, the State Bar has redacted information that is protected under the law, including California Business and Professions Code section 6086.1, and the right to privacy.
The first report was prepared by attorney Alyse Lazar, who in 2021 was retained by the State Bar to review 115 files of past complaints against Girardi. Her review, limited to documents in investigative files, identified numerous instances in which complaints were closed without complete investigations or despite the development of facts warranting discipline. A redacted version of the report is posted here.
Source: OTHERWISE: State Bar of California Releases Reports Detailing Past Unethical Conduct in Handling Girardi Complaints – The State Bar of California – News Releases