On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals disbarred Los Angeles Attorney John B. Marcin in consideration of the order of suspension from the state of Nevada for misappropriation of client funds.
The case, titled In Re John B. Marcin was brought by the Disciplinary Counsel. Case #DDN 2021-D166.
On September 7, 2018, the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada suspended Marcin from the practice of law in Nevada for four years. For this reason, on September 21, 2022, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered the suspension of Marcin pending final disposition of the matter and directed him to show cause why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed on him.
The Disciplinary Counsel requested the Court to impose a substantially different discipline in the form of disbarment because Marcin was found to have intentionally misappropriated entrusted funds. Moreover, Marcin neither filed a response nor his affidavit with the Court.
Also, on October 16, 2020, Marcin was disbarred by default in California for his Nevada misconduct.
Based on the foregoing facts, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled against Marcin.
The Order reads:
“ORDERED that John B. Marcin is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia.”
Prior to the disbarment, Mr. John B. Marcin practiced in Los Angeles, California. He studied at Pepperdine University School of Law and graduated in 1990. Marcin had been admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Nevada, and California. His info can be found on Avvo.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.