The August issue of the Calbar Journal reveals that still more San Diego area lawyers are getting disciplined for inappropriate or felonious behavior.
Nicholas Andrew Konoske of San Diego was put on one year of probation. In March of 2014, Konoske was arrested for allegedly attacking a girlfriend after accusing her of seeing other men. "He put his hands around her neck and destroyed her phone and laptop during the incident," says the bar publication. He had no prior record of discipline and "presented evidence of his good character," says the publication.
Richard Medina of San Diego was placed on interim suspension. Last year, he was convicted of conspiracy to operate an "unlicensed money transmitting business, knowingly causing or attempting to cause a domestic financial institution to file a report that contained a material omission or misstatement of fact and operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business." These were felony charges.
Bruce Howard Sobel of San Diego was suspended from practice of law for three years and 90 days. He had been suspended in 2014 for misconduct in a number of matters including "aiding in the unauthorized practice of law, making false statements in a State Bar investigation," making misleading statements in the loan-modification business, misappropriating client funds, and seeking to mislead a judge. He was suspended again this year for late compliance required by the earlier disciplinary order.