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Citation 47 Cal.3d 1105
In re Titus

In re Titus (1989) 47 Cal.3d 1105 , 767 P.2d 656; 255 Cal.Rptr. 389

[No. S008362. Supreme Court of California. February 15, 1989.]

In re LEWIS ROBERT TITUS, JR., on Public Reproval

(Opinion by The Court.)


Lewis Robert Titus, Jr., in pro. per., for Petitioner.

No appearance for Respondent. [47 Cal.3d 1106]



Lewis Robert Titus, Jr., admitted to the State Bar in 1973, was arrested in May 1985 for carrying a concealed firearm (Pen. Code, § 12025, subd. (b)) and in June 1985 for carrying a loaded firearm (Pen. Code, § 12031) and reckless driving (Veh. Code, § 23103). He pleaded guilty to those charges and was placed on probation. We referred the matter to the State Bar for a hearing, report, and recommendation on whether the facts and circumstances involved moral turpitude or other misconduct warranting the imposition of discipline and, if so found, as to the discipline to be imposed. Although the hearing panel recommended termination by admonition, the Review Department, concluding there was misconduct warranting discipline, recommended he be publicly reproved and ordered to take and pass the Professional Responsibility Examination.

Titus was granted relief from default and allowed to file late objections but he did not request oral argument. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 951(d).) He correctly notes a lack of evidence to support a finding that he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed firearm in 1983; in context, however, the reference is clearly to the May 1985 incident and the error is de minimis.

This court, after reviewing the entire record and considering the facts and circumstances, has concluded the recommendation should be followed. Lewis Robert Titus, Jr., is publicly reproved and this opinion shall serve as such reproval. It is further ordered that he take and pass the Professional Responsibility Examination within one year of the effective date of this opinion. (See Segretti v. State Bar (1976) 15 Cal.3d 878, 891, fn. 8 [126 Cal.Rptr. 793, 544 P.2d 929].) This opinion is effective March 17, 1989.


Opinion Information
Date:Citation:Docket Number:Category:Status:
Wed, 02/15/198947 Cal.3d 1105S008362State Bar - Disciplinecase closed

1Titus, Lewis Robert (Petitioner)
2State Bar Of California (Appellant)
Represented by Office Of General Counsel - State Bar
State Bar Of California
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA

Feb 15 1989Opinion: Recommended discipline imposed

Dec 21 1988Objections to the report & recommendation filed
Pro per w/Perm
Feb 15 1989Opinion filed: Recommended discipline imposed
L. R. Titus, Jr. is publicly reproved & opinion shall serve as such reproval. Pass PRE within 1 year of 3-17-89 (see Segretti v. State Bar (1976) 15 CAl.3d 8787, 881, fn. 8). Opinion issued By The Court.
Mar 17 1989Note:
Opinion final.
Feb 16 1990Application for Extension of Time filed
Ptr Titus to Take & Pass P.R.E. to April 1991
Mar 14 1990Order filed:
Time Ext to 9-20-90 for Titus to Take & Pass the Pre. the request for Ext Is otherwise denied.
Sep 21 1990Filed letter from:
Petnr Notifying Court that He has Taken the Pre
Sep 28 1990Filed letter from:
From State Bar Re: Mr. Titus has Successfully Passed the Pre Exam