On Friday, January 5, 2024, the Supreme Court of California issued an order disbarring attorney Glenn Eric VonTersch from practicing law in the state.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Glenn Eric VonTersch,” with case no. s282223.

Records from the State Bar Court show that VonTersch was served with disciplinary charges on December 27, 2022, related to alleged violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Business and Professions Code. However, he failed to file a timely response to the Notice of Disciplinary Charges by the required deadline.

As a result, the State Bar filed a Petition for Disbarment After Default on July 6, 2023. In the petition, trial counsel asserted that VonTersch did not contact the State Bar or file a motion to set aside the default within the prescribed period. The State Bar argued that the requirements for a mandatory disbarment recommendation under Rule 5.85 of the Rules of Procedure had been satisfied based on the allegations deemed admitted due to the default.

On March 29, 2023, the State Bar Court entered VonTersch’s default for failing to respond. Per the court’s order disbarring VonTersch, the evidence demonstrated that he received proper service and notice, and his default was properly entered. The Supreme Court then issued its order disbarring VonTersch on January 5, 2024, citing his failure to participate in the disciplinary proceedings.

The Disposition states:

“The court orders that Glenn Eric VonTersch (Respondent), State Bar Number 197058, is disbarred from the practice of law and that Respondent’s name is stricken from the roll of attorneys.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Tersch was a patent application attorney in San Mateo, California. He attended the UC Hastings College of Law, graduating in 1998. He acquired his law license in California in the same year.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.