On Wednesday, January 10, 2024, the Supreme Court of California issued a final ruling in a lawyer discipline case against Attorney Ondine Lior Nuchi. According to the court order, Nuchi is suspended from practicing law for one year, but the suspension is stayed, and he is placed on probation for one year subject to conditions.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Ondine Lior Nuchi,” with case no. S282630.

The order stems from disciplinary charges brought by the State Bar of California in June 2022. As outlined in the Notice of Disciplinary Charges, Nuchi was accused of three counts of misconduct related to her failure to obey court orders in an underlying civil case. Specifically, he allegedly failed to comply with multiple orders to appear at judgment debtor examinations and pay monetary sanctions and attorney’s fees that had been awarded against her. This constituted a violation of her duties under Business and Professions Code sections 6103, 6068(b), and 6068(o)(3) regarding obeying court orders, maintaining respect for the courts, and reporting judicial sanctions.

If Nuchi complies with all terms of her probation, including taking and passing the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, the one-year suspension will be deemed satisfactory and terminated at the end of the probation period. However, non-compliance could result in the activation of the suspension. The Supreme Court order also affirms the State Bar Court’s recommendation that Nuchi pay costs associated with the disciplinary proceeding, as allowed under Business and Professions Code section 6086.10.

The Disposition states:

“The court orders that Ondine Lior Nuchi (Respondent), State Bar Number 131037, is suspended from the practice of law in California for one year, execution of that period of suspension is stayed, and Respondent is placed on probation for one year subject to the following conditions.”

According to apps.callbar.ca.gov, Mr. Nuchi acquired his law license in California in 1987.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.