Two San Diego County lawyers have been disbarred, according to the Calbar Journal. John Edward Engel of Carlsbad was disbarred for misappropriating $57,808.70 of a client's money.
James Wade Stephens of San Diego was disbarred after not responding to several Bar requests for information on criminal convictions. In 2009 he was stopped by border patrol agents on Interstate 8. There was marijuana and a glass pipe in the car, along with a female passenger who said Stephens had struck her and she feared for her life. Stephens told the border patrol agent, "You're a piece of shit cop who doesn't know the fucking law." In December of that year he called an individual such terms as "nigger" and "faggot" and threw hot coffee at him, violating a restraining order. When a court awarded his ex-wife his house and its contents, he yelled "Fuck this shit" in court and claimed she was possessed by Satan.