On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, the Supreme Court of California suspended attorney David Allen Burgren for his conviction after violating Penal Code section 32. The case is entitled “In the Matter of David Allen Burgren,” with case no. s278319.

On July 7, 2022, in an amended transmittal record of the conviction of the respondent, the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel transmitted a certified copy of the record of conviction for the respondent’s violation of Penal Code section 32, “Accessories,” a misdemeanor, and a crime that necessarily involves moral turpitude.

In response to an order dated July 15, 2022, the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel requested a hearing to determine whether the said crime involves moral turpitude or other misconduct warranting discipline for the respondent’s misdemeanor conviction. Moreover, upon review of the relevant case law and statutes, OCTC determined that its request for summary disbarment was made in error.

Following this response, the Supreme Court of California decided to suspend the respondent from the practice of law.

The Disposition states:

“The court orders that David Allen Burgren (Respondent), State Bar Number 86026, is suspended from the practice of law in California for two years, execution of that period of suspension is stayed, and Respondent is placed on probation for two years. . .”

Mr. Burgen practices in Hayward, California. He is licensed in California with license no. 86026. His info can be found on calbar.ca.gov.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.