Michael Thomas Stoller – CA Bar #120241
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Bellow from: The State Bar of California
July 28, 2011
MICHAEL THOMAS STOLLER [#120241], 55, of Calabasas was suspended for three years, stayed, and was placed on two years of probation with a 60-day actual suspension. The order took effect July 28, 2011, but the actual suspension was postponed until Sept. 12, 2011.
Stoller stipulated to misconduct in seven matters. Four involved bankruptcy petitions; he did not file two petitions, or a required form, didn’t meet personally with one client, and did not report to the bar a $2,000 sanction imposed by the bankruptcy court for failing to appear at four meetings. He also opened a “multi-state practice” in Arizona, where he is not admitted, to handle bankruptcy matters and filed several petitions there.In another matter, he contacted an opposing party who was represented by counsel, and in a personal injury case that resulted in a judgment against his client, Stoller did not provide the client’s file to his new lawyer until the bar intervened.Stoller was disciplined in 2010 for failing to provide competent legal service in five bankruptcy matters.In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation.
February 21, 2010
MICHAEL THOMAS STOLLER [#120241], 54, of Calabasas was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on probation for two years and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Feb. 21, 2010.
Stoller admitted that he did not practice law competently in five bankruptcy cases by failing to provide the required counseling prior to filing the bankruptcy petitions, filing an incomplete bankruptcy petition, failing to appear at a hearing for confirmation of the debtor’s Chapter 13 plan, causing the debtor’s bankruptcy case to be dismissed, and failing to properly supervise his office staff.
Michael Thomas Stoller Addresses:
LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL T. STOLLER, APC
23945 Calabasas Rd Ste 103
Calabasas, CA 91302 – Tel (1) 818 -226-4040
Law Offites of Michael Stoller
9454 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2908
Tel (1) 310-273-1333