“The State Bar of California has filed a petition to enroll this licensee on interim inactive status, alleging that the licensee’s conduct poses a substantial threat of harm to clients or the public. he petition involves a charge that the licensee engaged in a major misappropriation of client funds.”
@StateBarCA files to place Attorney Michael J. Avenatti on Involuntary Inactive Status. https://t.co/32aLz9N0Il
— State Bar of California (@StateBarCA) June 4, 2019
The California State Bar also declared the evidence against Avenatti as “clear and convincing.” After this announcement, Avenatti censured the bar’s actions as a “pile-on,” albeit, something he anticipated. The disgraced attorney furthermore expressed his interest in being “fully exonerated by the facts.”
The Fall from Grace
Michael Avenatti has experienced a swift fall from his position months ago. Prior to his legal issues, the lawyer received praise from many members of the media, particularly those on the left-wing. Avenatti’s standing even reached a point where he openly and publically considered running against President Trump in the 2020 election. However, at this point, it is blatantly obvious that Avenatti will not be running for office anytime soon.