Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Encinitas attorney Michael T. Pines faces bar discipline

The attorney who made national news a few months ago by helping clients break back into their foreclosed houses is none other than Encinitas' own Michael T. Pines.

Well, the little take-back-the-house stunt didn't go too well for the families involved, as the houses' new owners and the courts didn't put up with it. And now Pines faces a state bar hearing and possible loss of his license.

Pines has reportedly had several of his own properties foreclosed, including his law office at 732 N. Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia.

NOTE: This is NOT La Jolla personal injury attorney Michael Pines, who is concerned about being confused with the Encinitas break-in artist.

16 comments:

  1. I suppose he thought he was in England, where swatters have rights.

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  2. Squatters I mean.

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  3. Michael T. Pines is bankrupt, he can’t save HIS OWN 6 foreclosed properties, and it's important to note: he’s not breaking into his OWN foreclosed properties. Attorney Michael T. Pines LOST HIS OWN HOME and LAWSUIT against EMC Mortgage (see decision below); and is about to lose his 6 other properties which he’s trying to protect in BK. Michael T. Pines not a foreclosure RELIEF expert, he's a FORECLOSURE expert.

    This comment sums up attorney Michael T. Pines to a "T":

    http://superthieves.net

    Attorney Michael T. Pines LOST HIS OWN FORECLOSED HOME and LAWSUIT against EMC Mortgage (see decision below); and is about to lose his 6 or 7 other properties which he’s trying to protect in bankruptcy, just a stall tactic on his part. Michael T. Pines not a FORECLOSURE RELIEF expert, he's a FORECLOSURE expert.
    Read this from comment about the 7 families Michael T. Pines stole money from at Marin Family Action (http://www.marinfamilyaction.org):

    http://superthieves.net/

    Watch this video on Pines:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-...

    and this:

    http://gadblog.srcar.org/2010/10/29/a...

    Former baseball player and former client of Michael T. Pines, Lenny Dykstra, called him a “scumbag” in this article, below, which states:
    “In an e-mail in Dykstra’s court filings, Dykstra said he spent $50,000 on the party, relying on “this scumbag Michael Pines” who promised “that he was going to get me $250,000.”

    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/oct/29/foreclosure-fighting-lawyer-faces-questions-on/

    Michael T. Pines filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on January 11, 2010, he miserably represented himself and it was converted to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which STILL has not been discharged.

    Just GOOGLE “MICHAEL T. PINES” to see his background. To date, Pines has NEVER won a case against a mortgage company. Let me repeat: NEVER. WON. A CASE.

    Pines sued EMC mortgage regarding his OWN foreclosure and LOST. The judgments can be found online under UTAH COURTS or these links:

    This June 2009 Decision from the Utah Courts about Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS :

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one, dated January 2009, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one dated July 2008, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    MICHAEL T. PINES has TWO Restraining Orders against him in San Diego County. You can find his Restraining orders on the San Diego County Sheriff’s website. Just type in "PINES" under *Restrained Last Name*. This is the Sheriff’s website:

    https://apps.sdsheriff.net/tro/tro.aspx


    EVERYONE impacted and harmed by Michael T. Pines needs to write a State Bar Complaint. That includes YOU ATTORNEYS AND JUDGES who are dealing with him in court. Your complaint will be given PRIORITY over the average Joe.

    File a California State Bar Complaint against Michael T. Pines TODAY if you have been wronged in a way by him, witnessed any crimes he's committed, or behavior which violates his ethics. His Bar # is 77771. You can get the form here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/La...

    If he is not properly representing you or taken money from you without performing legal services or has INCOMPENTELTY performed legal services: File a FEE DISPUTE with the State Bar of California here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/Me...

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  4. Attorney Michael T. Pines is DESPERATE to get his failing law practice (1 year old) on the map and get more business. He has not practiced law for the last decade, other than in the last 13 months, and clearly, is rusty at best. He can’t win a case.

    Michael T. Pines is calling the MEDIA to come to the properties he’s breaking into to PROMOTE himself and make a spectacle of his unsuspecting, desperate clients.

    Michael T. Pines is bankrupt, he can’t save HIS OWN 6 foreclosed properties, and it's important to note: he’s not breaking into his OWN foreclosed properties. Attorney Michael T. Pines LOST HIS OWN HOME and LAWSUIT against EMC Mortgage (see decision below); and is about to lose his 6 other properties which he’s trying to protect in BK. Michael T. Pines not a foreclosure RELIEF expert, he's a FORECLOSURE expert.

    This comment sums up attorney Michael T. Pines to a "T":

    http://superthieves.net

    Read this from comment about the 7 families Michael T. Pines stole money from at Marin Family Action (http://www.marinfamilyaction.org):

    http://superthieves.net/

    Watch this video on Pines:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-...

    and this:

    http://gadblog.srcar.org/2010/10/29/a...

    Former baseball player and former client of Michael T. Pines, Lenny Dykstra, called him a “scumbag” in this article, below, which states:
    “In an e-mail in Dykstra’s court filings, Dykstra said he spent $50,000 on the party, relying on “this scumbag Michael Pines” who promised “that he was going to get me $250,000.”

    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/oct/29/foreclosure-fighting-lawyer-faces-questions-on/

    Michael T. Pines filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on January 11, 2010, he miserably represented himself and it was converted to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which STILL has not been discharged.

    Just GOOGLE “MICHAEL T. PINES” to see his background. To date, Pines has NEVER won a case against a mortgage company. Let me repeat: NEVER. WON. A CASE.

    This June 2009 Decision from the Utah Courts about Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS :

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one, dated January 2009, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one dated July 2008, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    MICHAEL T. PINES has TWO Restraining Orders against him in San Diego County. You can find his Restraining orders on the San Diego County Sheriff’s website. Just type in "PINES" under *Restrained Last Name*. This is the Sheriff’s website:

    https://apps.sdsheriff.net/tro/tro.aspx


    EVERYONE impacted and harmed by Michael T. Pines needs to write a State Bar Complaint. That includes YOU ATTORNEYS AND JUDGES who are dealing with him in court. Your complaint will be given PRIORITY over the average Joe.

    File a California State Bar Complaint against Michael T. Pines TODAY if you have been wronged in a way by him, witnessed any crimes he's committed, or behavior which violates his ethics. His Bar # is 77771. You can get the form here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/La...

    If he is not properly representing you or taken money from you without performing legal services or has INCOMPENTELTY performed legal services: File a FEE DISPUTE with the State Bar of California here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/Me...

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  5. Attorney Michael T. Pines is DESPERATE to get his failing law practice (1 year old) on the map and get more business. He has not practiced law for the last decade, other than in the last 13 months, and clearly, is rusty at best. He can’t win a case.

    Michael T. Pines is calling the MEDIA to come to the properties he’s breaking into to PROMOTE himself and make a spectacle of his unsuspecting, desperate clients.

    Michael T. Pines is bankrupt, he can’t save HIS OWN 6 foreclosed properties, and it's important to note: he’s not breaking into his OWN foreclosed properties. Attorney Michael T. Pines LOST HIS OWN HOME and LAWSUIT against EMC Mortgage (see decision below); and is about to lose his 6 other properties which he’s trying to protect in BK. Michael T. Pines not a foreclosure RELIEF expert, he's a FORECLOSURE expert.

    This comment sums up attorney Michael T. Pines to a "T":

    http://superthieves.net

    Read this from comment about the 7 families Michael T. Pines stole money from at Marin Family Action (http://www.marinfamilyaction.org):

    http://superthieves.net/

    Watch this video on Pines:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-...

    and this:

    http://gadblog.srcar.org/2010/10/29/a...

    Former baseball player and former client of Michael T. Pines, Lenny Dykstra, called him a “scumbag” in this article, below, which states:
    “In an e-mail in Dykstra’s court filings, Dykstra said he spent $50,000 on the party, relying on “this scumbag Michael Pines” who promised “that he was going to get me $250,000.”

    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/oct/29/foreclosure-fighting-lawyer-faces-questions-on/

    Michael T. Pines filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on January 11, 2010, he miserably represented himself and it was converted to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which STILL has not been discharged.

    Just GOOGLE “MICHAEL T. PINES” to see his background. To date, Pines has NEVER won a case against a mortgage company. Let me repeat: NEVER. WON. A CASE.

    This June 2009 Decision from the Utah Courts about Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS :

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one, dated January 2009, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one dated July 2008, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    MICHAEL T. PINES has TWO Restraining Orders against him in San Diego County. You can find his Restraining orders on the San Diego County Sheriff’s website. Just type in "PINES" under *Restrained Last Name*. This is the Sheriff’s website:

    https://apps.sdsheriff.net/tro/tro.aspx


    EVERYONE impacted and harmed by Michael T. Pines needs to write a State Bar Complaint. That includes YOU ATTORNEYS AND JUDGES who are dealing with him in court. Your complaint will be given PRIORITY over the average Joe.

    File a California State Bar Complaint against Michael T. Pines TODAY if you have been wronged in a way by him, witnessed any crimes he's committed, or behavior which violates his ethics. His Bar # is 77771. You can get the form here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/La...

    If he is not properly representing you or taken money from you without performing legal services or has INCOMPENTELTY performed legal services: File a FEE DISPUTE with the State Bar of California here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/Me...

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  6. Attorney Michael T. Pines is DESPERATE to get his failing law practice (1 year old) on the map and get more business. He has not practiced law for the last decade, other than in the last 13 months, and clearly, is rusty at best.

    Attorney Michael T. Pines LOST HIS OWN HOME and LAWSUIT against EMC Mortgage (see decision below); and is about to lose his 6 other properties which he’s trying to protect in BK.
    This comment sums up attorney Michael T. Pines to a "T":

    http://superthieves.net

    Read this from comment about the 7 families Michael T. Pines stole money from at Marin Family Action (http://www.marinfamilyaction.org):

    http://superthieves.net/

    Watch this video on Pines:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-...


    Former baseball player and former client of Michael T. Pines, Lenny Dykstra, called him a “scumbag” in this article, below, which states:
    “In an e-mail in Dykstra’s court filings, Dykstra said he spent $50,000 on the party, relying on “this scumbag Michael Pines” who promised “that he was going to get me $250,000.”
    Pines was ordered to pay 16,340.in sanctions:
    http://www.nctimes.com/pdf_b9ad73c4-de6e-11df-9ef2-001cc4c03286.html


    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/oct/29/foreclosure-fighting-lawyer-faces-questions-on/

    Michael T. Pines filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on January 11, 2010, he miserably represented himself and it was converted to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which STILL has not been discharged.

    This June 2009 Decision from the Utah Courts about Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS :

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one, dated January 2009, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one dated July 2008, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORCLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    MICHAEL T. PINES has TWO Restraining Orders against him in San Diego County. You can find his Restraining orders on the San Diego County Sheriff’s website. Just type in "PINES" on the Sheriff’s website:

    https://apps.sdsheriff.net/tro/tro.aspx

    File a California State Bar Complaint against Michael T. Pines TODAY if you have been wronged in a way by him, witnessed any crimes he's committed, or behavior which violates his ethics. His Bar # is 77771. You can get the form here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/La...

    If he is not properly representing you or taken money from you without performing legal services or has INCOMPENTELTY performed legal services: File a FEE DISPUTE with the State Bar of California here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/Me...

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  7. Attorney Michael T. Pines is DESPERATE to get his failing law practice (1 year old) on the map and get more business. He has not practiced law for the last decade, other than in the last 13 months, and clearly, is rusty at best.

    Attorney Michael T. Pines LOST HIS OWN HOME and LAWSUIT against EMC Mortgage (see decision below); and is about to lose his 6 other properties which he’s trying to protect in BK.
    This comment sums up attorney Michael T. Pines to a "T":

    http://superthieves.net

    Read this from comment about the 7 families Michael T. Pines stole money from at Marin Family Action (http://www.marinfamilyaction.org):

    http://superthieves.net/

    Watch this video on Pines:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-...


    Former baseball player and former client of Michael T. Pines, Lenny Dykstra, called him a “scumbag” in this article, below, which states:
    “In an e-mail in Dykstra’s court filings, Dykstra said he spent $50,000 on the party, relying on “this scumbag Michael Pines” who promised “that he was going to get me $250,000.”
    Pines was ordered to pay 16,340.in sanctions:
    http://www.nctimes.com/pdf_b9ad73c4-de6e-11df-9ef2-001cc4c03286.html


    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/oct/29/foreclosure-fighting-lawyer-faces-questions-on/

    Michael T. Pines filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on January 11, 2010, he miserably represented himself and it was converted to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which STILL has not been discharged.

    This June 2009 Decision from the Utah Courts about Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORECLOSURE & COURT LOSS :

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one, dated January 2009, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORECLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one dated July 2008, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORECLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    MICHAEL T. PINES has TWO Restraining Orders against him in San Diego County. You can find his Restraining orders on the San Diego County Sheriff’s website. Just type in "PINES" on the Sheriff’s website:

    https://apps.sdsheriff.net/tro/tro.aspx

    File a California State Bar Complaint against Michael T. Pines TODAY if you have been wronged in a way by him, witnessed any crimes he's committed, or behavior which violates his ethics. His Bar # is 77771. You can get the form here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/La...

    If he is not properly representing you or taken money from you without performing legal services or has INCOMPETENTLY performed legal services: File a FEE DISPUTE with the State Bar of California here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/Me...

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  8. This comment sums up attorney Michael T. Pines to a "T":

    http://superthieves.net

    Read this from comment about the 7 families Michael T. Pines stole money from at Marin Family Action (http://www.marinfamilyaction.org):

    http://superthieves.net/

    Watch this video on Pines:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-...


    Former baseball player and former client of Michael T. Pines, Lenny Dykstra, called him a “scumbag” in this article, below, which states:
    “In an e-mail in Dykstra’s court filings, Dykstra said he spent $50,000 on the party, relying on “this scumbag Michael Pines” who promised “that he was going to get me $250,000.”
    Pines was ordered to pay 16,340.in sanctions:
    http://www.nctimes.com/pdf_b9ad73c4-de6e-11df-9ef2-001cc4c03286.html

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  9. MICHAEL T. PINES has TWO Restraining Orders against him in San Diego County. You can find his Restraining orders on the San Diego County Sheriff’s website. Just type in "PINES" on the Sheriff’s website:

    https://apps.sdsheriff.net/tro/tro.aspx

    File a California State Bar Complaint against Michael T. Pines TODAY if you have been wronged in a way by him, witnessed any crimes he's committed, or behavior which violates his ethics. His Bar # is 77771. You can get the form here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/La...

    If he is not properly representing you or taken money from you without performing legal services or has INCOMPETENTLY performed legal services: File a FEE DISPUTE with the State Bar of California here:

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/Me...

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  10. This comment sums up attorney Michael T. Pines to a "T":

    http://superthieves.net

    Read this from comment about the 7 families Michael T. Pines stole money from at Marin Family Action (http://www.marinfamilyaction.org):

    http://superthieves.net/

    Watch this video on Pines:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-...


    Former baseball player and former client of Michael T. Pines, Lenny Dykstra, called him a “scumbag” in this article, below, which states:
    “In an e-mail in Dykstra’s court filings, Dykstra said he spent $50,000 on the party, relying on “this scumbag Michael Pines” who promised “that he was going to get me $250,000.”
    Pines was ordered to pay 16,340.in sanctions:
    http://www.nctimes.com/pdf_b9ad73c4-de6e-11df-9ef2-001cc4c03286.html

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  11. This comment sums up attorney Michael T. Pines to a "T": http://superthieves.net

    Michael T. Pines stole money from 7 families at Marin Family Action: http://www.marinfamilyaction.org

    Watch this video discussing the families:

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-...

    Former baseball player and former client of Michael T. Pines, Lenny Dykstra, called him a “scumbag” in this article, below, which states:
    “In an e-mail in Dykstra’s court filings, Dykstra said he spent $50,000 on the party, relying on “this scumbag Michael Pines” who promised “that he was going to get me $250,000.”
    Pines was ordered to pay 16,340.in penalties:

    http://www.nctimes.com/pdf_b9ad73c4-de6e-11df-9ef2-001cc4c03286.html

    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/oct/29/foreclosure-fighting-lawyer-faces-questions-on/

    Michael T. Pines filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on January 11, 2010, he miserably represented himself and it was converted to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which STILL has not been discharged.

    This June 2009 Decision from the Utah Courts about Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORECLOSURE & COURT LOSS :

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one, dated January 2009, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORECLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

    Or this one dated July 2008, regarding Michael T. Pines’ OWN PERSONAL FORECLOSURE & COURT LOSS:

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/...

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  12. MICHAEL T. PINES WAS DEFEATED YET AGAIN (no surprise here).

    Michael T. Pines just had ANOTHER of his foreclosed properties taken away from him days ago. Michael T. Pines lost his law firm office building. FORECLOSED. BANKRUPT. EVICTED. BYE-BYE NOW.

    That's right, egomaniac Michael T. Pines keeps getting kicked off the soapbox and pedestal he’s put himself on by judges and COMPETENT lawyers (you might want to hire one of them, Pines).

    Michael T. Pines was EVICTED from his office building on 1.14.11.

    Good Riddance! Say the neighbors and tenants of Michael T. Pines, as well as: "Don’t let the door hit you on the rear on your way out of Encinitas" you blow hard.

    Pines, you’ve been taking money from the tenants and RENT SKIMMING for almost 2 YEARS! Hey Pines, you should know this as an attorney, and LISTEN UP STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA: THAT’S A VIOLATION OF California Civil Code 890 (a) and 890 (b) and 892 (a).

    Oh, and 1 more interesting fact. WHY isn't Michael T. Pines breaking into his own foreclosed properties? There are 6 to choose from.

    Sounds like Michael T. Pines is a bit of a hypocrite (or wimp). He’s advising clients to break into THEIR foreclosed homes and squat, but Michael T. Pines is not willing to break into his OWN recently foreclosed office building which held his law practice and squat there --- AND THE QUESTION IS: WHY?

    Oh, do tell, Pines.

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  13. The State Bar of California is moving to first involuntarily suspend, the license of Michael T. Pines. The hearing is April 12, 2011, then they will move to permanently disbar him. IState Bar of California Official Press Release:

    calbar.ca.gov/AboutUs/News/201105.aspx


    STATE BAR SEEKS TO STOP PRACTICE OF CARLSBAD FORECLOSURE ATTORNEY MICHAEL PINES

    San Francisco, March 11, 2011 -- Declaring that he poses a “substantial threat of harm to the public,” the State Bar has filed pleadings in State Bar Court to lift the law license of Michael T. Pines, the Carlsbad attorney who made national headlines by advising clients to break into their foreclosed homes and start living there again

    “To remove a lawyer from active practice on an interim basis before formal charges are filed is a drastic remedy,” said Chief Trial Counsel James Towery. “That remedy is justified by the established misconduct of Michael T. Pines. He has shown complete disrespect for the law, the courts and especially the best interests of his clients. Removing Mr. Pines from active practice is an important step in our mission of public protection.”

    Pines, 59, who has law offices in Carlsbad but lists his official address as Encinitas, was served notice today that the State Bar seeks to have him enrolled as an inactive member of the bar under a section of the State Bar Act that allows swift action to remove an attorney from practice when he or she is causing substantial harm to clients or the public, when the evidence suggests the harmful behavior is likely to continue and when it is likely the State Bar will prevail on the merits of the case.

    Pines has been unapologetic about encouraging – and often physically helping – clients hire a locksmith to get into their foreclosed homes despite warnings from the court and police to stop the illegal activity. He has argued that the foreclosures themselves are illegal, so his clients have a right to repossession since they are still the legal owners of the homes.

    In the application for inactive enrollment, Deputy Trial Counsel Brooke Schafer noted that in none of the cases in which Pines advised his clients to re-enter their homes in Carlsbad, Newport Beach and Simi Valley did they have a legal right to do so. Pines “acts with calculated purpose,” Schafer wrote in the petition. “He is harming both his clients and the public by advising clients to take the law into their own hands, and he uses his law license as a weapon. By his behavior, actions and freely offered statements he is a clear – and ongoing – danger both to his clients and to the public.”
    The petition, which notes that Pines has been cited for contempt as well as criminally cited three times in less than a week, refers to three serious incidents involving break-ins and other criminal acts between October 2010 and February 2011.

    On Feb. 18, he was arrested for making threats against occupants of a house that used to be owned by one of his clients, cited for trespassing on the property the following day and cited for violating a temporary restraining order at the site four days after that. He told a court his clients may break into the property again.

    In October, Pines gave Newport Beach police advance notice that he and a client were going to take possession of a house the client had lost in foreclosure. Pines had claimed the foreclosure was illegal even though his client had not prevailed in court. For five hours, Pines “kept approximately seven police officers and an assistant city attorney wrapped up in his media circus” until Pines and his client were arrested, Schafer wrote in the petition
    Also in October, Schafer wrote, Pines accompanied his clients to their foreclosed Simi Valley home and advised them to break in despite a court ruling forbidding such an action. The family remained in the house for several days until the new owner got another writ of possession.

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  14. Wow, this person who talks so much stuff about Michael Pines needs to get a life! They have put these same posting over and over again let someone else speak!!!

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  15. John,
    Get your OWN LIFE. Nothing was reposted over and over again, an error message lead to posting several times, it never confirmed posting. If YOU were a victim, YOU would want to PROETECT others. But, then again, based on your comment - probably not.

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  16. Michael T. Pines has been evaluated for his MENTAL COMPETENCY by COURT ORDER:
    http://courtindex.sdcourt.ca.gov/CISPublic/namesearch

    Click CASE TYPE and choose: "MENTAL HEALTH"
    Choose: UNKNOWN / ALL for Party TYPE and Case Location and you'll see how

    Michael T. Pines was ORDERED to undergo mental competency exams by court order. Yes, he failed a couple -- get the transcripts. Supporting a nutcase? Concerning, concerning at best.

    Case Number Party Name Matches Opposing Party Case Location Case Type Date Filed
    MH106879 PINES, MICHAEL N/A San Diego Mental Health 02/07/2012
    MH106716 PINES, MICHAEL THEODORE N/A San Diego Mental Health 09/21/2011

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