On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court of California ruled on Respondent Santa Rosa Attorney Paul Everett Carreras’ resignation from State Bar with disciplinary charges pending. The ruling denied Carreras’ resignation.

The case is styled “In the Matter of Paul Everett Carreras” and was brought by the State Bar of California Office of the Chief Trial Counsel with Case #SBC-21-Q-30917.

Respondent, in his Resignation dated November 19, 2021, stated:

“Respondent Paul Everett Carreras, against whom charges are pending, hereby resigns from the State Bar of California and relinquish all right to practice law in the State of California. I agree that, in the event that this resignation is accepted and I later file a petition for reinstatement, the State Bar will consider in connection therewith all disciplinary matters and proceedings against me at the time this resignation is accepted, in addition to other appropriate matters, I also agree that the Supreme Court may decline to accept my resignation unless I reach agreement with the Chief Trial Counsel on a written stipulation as to facts and conclusions of law regarding the disciplinary matters and proceedings that were pending against me at the time of my resignation. I further agree that, on the filing of this resignation by the Office of the Clerk, State Bar Court, I will be transferred to inactive status with the State Bar. On such transfer, I acknowledge that I will be ineligible to practice law or to advertise or hold myself out as practicing or as entitled to practice law.

Respondent further acknowledges that if the Supreme Court does not accept his resignation, his status will remain inactive, pending any order of the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court.

Accordingly, the Supreme Court of California denied Respondent’s resignation.

The Order reads:

“This court, having considered the request, declines to accept the voluntary resignation with charges pending of Paul Everett Carreras (Attorney), State Bar Number 171417, as an attorney of the State Bar of California. . . Attorney remains on inactive status. . . Attorney may move the State Bar Court to be restored to active status, at which time the Office of Chief Trial Counsel may demonstrate any basis for Attorney’s continued ineligibility to practice law. The State Bar Court will expedite the resolution of any request by Attorney to be restored to active status. Any return to active status will be conditioned on Attorney’s payment of any fees, penalty payments, and restitution owed by Attorney. The underlying disciplinary matter should proceed promptly.”

Mr. Carreras graduated from Empire College School of Law. He had practiced in Santa Rosa, California, and had been licensed in California. His info can be found on Avvo.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.