On Wednesday, July 14, 2023, the Supreme Court of California disbarred attorney Debbie Lee Morawski for multiple violations of professional conduct and court rules.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Debbie Lee Morawski,” with case no. S279854.

The charges cited Business and Professions Code Section 6103, 6068(0)(3), 6068(o)(2), 6068(i). 

In a notice of disciplinary charges, it was stated that Morawski committed misconduct by failing to obey a court order, failing to report judicial sanctions, failing to report the entry of judgment, and failing to cooperate in state bar investigation. 

The notice of disciplinary charges states:

“Respondent disobeyed or violated an order of the court requiring 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 August 25, 2020 order to pay sanctions to Dennis Balsamo in the amount of $4,225 in Matter of The Delta L. Campbell Family Trust, Santa Barbara Superior Court case no. 18PR00163, in willful violation of Business and Professions Code section 6103.”

On September 2, 2022, the State Bar filed and served the Notice of Disciplinary Charges on Morawski, advising the consequences of not filing a written answer, including entry of default and potential disbarment. Morawski failed to respond, and on October 13, 2022, the Court entered Morawski’s default. The State Bar completed the necessary record and filed a petition for disbarment after default, as required by the Rules of Procedure.

The filing states:

“Having satisfied all the required elements for a disbarment recommendation after default required by rule 5.85, Rules of Procedure, the Court must recommend respondent’s disbarment.”

In view of the foregoing, the Supreme Court of California ordered the disbarment of Morawski.

The Disposition states:

“The court orders that Debbie Lee Morawski (Respondent), State Bar Number 248466, is disbarred from the practice of law in California and that Respondent’s name is stricken from the roll of attorneys.”

Morawski graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She was a lawyer in Orcutt, California. Her info can be found on lawyers.justia.

A copy of the filing can be found here.