He's not disbarred. He's dis-WINNING!
Casual observers thought Michael T. Pines was a crazy person with huge legal and financial problems after advising his clients to break back into their foreclosures, and having several of his own properties foreclosed, including his Leucadia office on 101.
Casual observers would be wrong. In his own words:
I was making a lot of money with my own real estate. I am sure you have heard stories about people getting houses for free. I have, and can, acquire real estate, and then sue the Banks and get it for free for myself. I already own the office building in Encinitas for free. That is the smart thing for me to do selfishly, and what I intend to focus on. I have also filed legal actions against the State Bar and will vigorously pursue them with many more legal actions against them coming. I have also filed legal actions against the State Bar and will vigorously pursue them with many more legal actions against them coming. They deserve it. I am asking ALL California attorneys to stop paying their dues in protest. (I don’t have to because I am now officially “Inactive”). I have received enormous amounts of information from all over about wrongdoing by the State Bar, and some large and powerful San Diego law firms and Judges, which I intend to make public. One tip was given to me by a famous person who worked at high levels in the Federal Government.
Michael T Pines State Bar Letter
NOTE: This is NOT La Jolla personal injury attorney Michael Pines, who is concerned about being confused with the Encinitas break-in artist.