Three county lawyers have been disbarred, according to the State Bar of California.
Angela Elizabeth Mueller engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in New Jersey, Maryland, and New Mexico, where she was not licensed. She allowed her non-atorney staff to provide legal services to clients. Separately, she also got a cease and desist order from Connecticut.
Christopher Ramos Macaraeg committed misconduct in three cases. In one case, he failed to file an appellate brief for a client; the case was dismissed, and he did not tell the client of that. Also, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals filed to show case why he should not be sanctioned $2000, suspended, or disbarred for misconduct for failing a large number of petitions for review that he failed to prosecute. In a third case, he failed to file an appellate brief, resulting in dismissal of the client's appeal, then lied to relatives, telling them the case was going well.
Andrew William Quinn appealed a State Bar Court judge's disbarment recommendation, arguing that his 2012 conviction for peeking into his 18-year-old stepson's window and earlier misconduct in which he lied about setting up cameras to film another stepson only warranted a three-year suspension. A three-judge panel ruled that he "twice engaged in egregious misconduct for his sexual gratification," was dishonest, and displayed a lack of candor in testimony. He had run into trouble for previous misbehavior with the stepsons.