On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, the Supreme Court of California disbarred attorney Jeffrey Gray Thomas for disobeying court orders.

The case is entitled “In the matter of Jeffrey Gray Thomas” with case no. S276773.

Allegedly, in the Notice of Disciplinary Charges dated January 21, 2022, the respondent threatened charges to some individuals so he can gain an advantage in a civil suit. This happened on August 26, 2016, when the respondent wrote a letter to Hugh Gibson and Lisa Howard. Rosario Perry’s counsel.

In other matters, the respondent also failed to report judicial sanctions, failed to obey the court orders, and maintained an unjust action.

The charges cited Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 5-100(A) and Business and Professions Code, Section 6068(o)(3), 6068(c), and 6103.

The filing states:

“On or about August 26, 2016, respondent wrote a letter to Hugh Gibson and Lisa Howard, Rosario Perry’s attorneys, and threatened to present criminal charges against Hugh Gibson and Lisa Howard, specifically, that they “will be indicted, found guilty and sentenced to five years in the federal penitentiary for the mail fraud if [they] do not correct [their] violations of the Code of Civil Procedure” and “may be tried, convicted and sent to prison for the remainder of [they’re] lives for the criminal violations of 18 U.S.C. $241 and §242 that [they] have committed,” to obtain an advantage in a civil dispute with Rosario Perry, True Harmony Inc., et al. v. Perry, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC546574, specifically to hamper and delay Mr. Perry’s attorneys, increase the costs of litigation, and continue to harass Mr. Perry, in willful violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct, rule 5-100(A).”

The filing continues:

“Respondent failed to report to the agency charged with attorney discipline, in writing, within 30 days of the time respondent had knowledge of the imposition of judicial sanctions against the respondent by failing to report to the State Bar sanctions in the amount of $18,060 and attorney’s fees in the amount of $22,810 the court imposed on the respondent on or about August 24, 201 6, in connection with 130 Hope Street Investment Associates LLC v. Solomon, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC46641.”

The filing further states:

“Respondent disobeyed or violated an order of the court requiring the respondent to do or forbear an act connected with or in the course of respondent’s profession, which respondent knew was final and binding and which respondent ought in good faith to do or forbear by failing to comply with the following court orders.”

With all the factual allegations and violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct and Business and Professions Code, the Supreme Court of California decided to disbar the respondent.

The Disposition states:

“The request for judicial notice is denied. The petition for review and application for stay is denied. The court orders that Jeffrey Gray Thomas, State Bar Number 83076, is disbarred from the practice of law in California and that his name is stricken from the roll of attorneys.”

Mr. Thomas attended Harvard Law School. He practices in Santa Monica, California. He is licensed in California. His info can be found here.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.