According to the January California Bar Journal, the following San Diego County lawyers have been disciplined by the state bar.
Allison Christine Worden of San Diego was suspended for 60 days and placed on two years of probation. In 2013, a jury found her guilty of conspiracy to obstruct justice and alteration or destruction of a traffic ticket. Worden and a friend, then both deputy district attorneys, had been given a citation for Worden's failure to wear a seat belt. Worden called a friend in the police department who agreed to dismiss the citations without talking to the traffic officer. Worden then asked her colleague to destroy the citation, but the friend wouldn't do so. Worden resigned from the DA's office.
Verne Craig Scholl of Carlsbad was suspended for three years because he failed to comply with terms of his probation by not attending the bar's ethics and accounting schools.
Herchel McCoy Sims of Oceanside was suspended for six months. In 2013, he had mistakenly named a company in a lawsuit. The company demanded to be dismissed, but over two years Sims did not do so. The court dismissed the company from the suit in an ex parte hearing that Sims did not attend.
Donald William McVay of Rancho Santa Fe was suspended for a year and put on two years of probation. He had practiced law while unauthorized to do so, he had received illegal fees while suspended, and claimed he had not practiced law while suspended, which was not true.
Dayle A. Vinzant of San Diego was placed on interim suspension following a felony conviction for maintaining a place for the purpose of unlawfully selling, giving away, and using a controlled substance.