Scott Ellis 10:13 p.m., Jan. 27
Local lawyers disciplined
Some disbarred, others get probation, suspension
According to the California Bar Journal, several San Diego attorneys have been disbarred or been disciplined by the State Bar of California in the April/May period. Timothy Clarence Bryson was disbarred for, among many things, improperly withdrawing funds from a trust, failing to provide competent legal services, charging an illegal fee, and failing to cooperate in an investigation. Jerry Alonzo Stevenson was disbarred for mailing out letters that confused and deceived the public, failing to return unearned fees, and failing to perform competent legal services. He had been put on probation in 2012 for similar offenses. Kris Patrick Thompson was disbarred for violating conditions of a disciplinary probation imposed on him in 2010. Bryan D. Sampson was placed on two years of probation for altering copies of a complaint. David Allan Demanski, a well-known poker player, was placed on interim suspension following conviction for felony grand theft.