Mary Frances Prevost
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Mary Frances Prevost, who bills herself as "California's Top Criminal & DUI Attorney," has been recommended for disbarment by the State Bar's Office of Chief Trial Counsel. As of July 31, she is ineligible to practice law in the state.

The Bar intended to put her on trial for several misdeeds, such as failure to put client funds in a trust account, grossly negligent misappropriation, and engaging in unauthorized practice of law. She made some defensive moves, such as unsuccessfully trying to disqualify the judge. Then she failed to show up at the trial, and the Bar had had enough and recommended disbarment. She had previously been disciplined for misbehavior.

In a December 7, 2016 Reader article, alert commenters pointed out an incident that I had deliberately left out for her sake. When she was a graduate student in 1986, she had disguised herself as a messenger delivering flowers. When admitted to a home, she began stabbing the fiancee of her former boyfriend. She was charged with attempted murder and ordered to undergo psychiatric examination.

She has been a frequent interviewee on local television when reporters wanted an expert to explain details of legal procedure.

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petezanko Aug. 16, 2017 @ 10:22 p.m.

If she was charged in 1986, wouldn't it be at all possible to also include how the legal process played out? Was she acquitted? Were the charges dropped? Was she found not guilty by reason of insanity? What was the victim's name? Where did this happen? Has she been practicing in San Diego or another local town?

Are you leaving these details out for OUR sake?

Speaking of shady attorneys, http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/sd-me-malpractice-suit-20170816-story.html

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Don Bauder Aug. 17, 2017 @ 6:43 a.m.

petezanko: In the case of Prevost in 1986, answering the questions you pose would probably require days of research that might be futile. This incident has been mentioned in several media reports, including my own late last year.

In re Aguirre and Severson, I saw the suit some time ago and didn't consider it worthy of reporting. Aggressive lawyers regularly get sued. Best, Don Bauder

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petezanko Aug. 23, 2017 @ 7:43 a.m.

Maybe he was busy running for mayor and getting 5 percent instead of doing his job and representing his clients? The blowjobs you give Aguirre are embarrassing, Mr. Bauder. Wipe the jizz off your chin.

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SportsFan0000 Aug. 17, 2017 @ 2:18 a.m.

petezanko

Mike Aguirre is an excellent attorney who looks out for the rights of the people against powerful interests...No attorney can win every case...Some times even the best attorneys in the country lose cases.

Aguirre represented plaintiffs who lost a case. Attorneys fees were assessed against the losers of the case Aguirre's clients.

Aguirre's clients are now suing without the benefit of legal counsel ....that will be a very tall order indeed to win that case..

The article you cite appears to be a "hit piece" by the notorious UT that has been feuding with Aguirre for decades...

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Don Bauder Aug. 17, 2017 @ 6:47 a.m.

SportsFan0000: Actually, the author of that U-T piece, Jeff McDonald -- a very good reporter -- has relied on Aguirre and Severson for much information, particularly on the San Onofre case. This was not the typical U-T hit piece against Aguirre. Best, Don Bauder

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SportsFan0000 Aug. 17, 2017 @ 2:21 a.m.

Prevost is unbelieveable! Wonder if she will resurface practicing law in another state?!

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MURPHYJUNK Aug. 17, 2017 @ 7:26 a.m.

probably open a law firm with other lawyers, ( in an "advisory position" of course).

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Don Bauder Aug. 17, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m.

Murphyjunk: If she joined another firm she would still be unable to practice law if the Supreme Court does, indeed, approve the disbarment. I don't know if she could become a paralegal. legal secretary or researcher. Best, Don Bauder

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MURPHYJUNK Aug. 17, 2017 @ 12:47 p.m.

"advisor" to her stooges ( other lawyers)

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Don Bauder Aug. 19, 2017 @ 7:01 a.m.

Murphyjunk: Again, I don't know if she could serve as advisor, paralegal or secretary. She might practice in another state, but she would be required to reveal to that state's bar and to her clients her California status. If she didn't, she would be in trouble again. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 17, 2017 @ 6:50 a.m.

SportsFan0000: If the Supreme Court officially disbars Prevost, she could conceivably begin practice elsewhere, although in time her California record would likely catch up with her. Best, Don Bauder

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