JOHN BALENTS ASSOCIATION
ANDREW JAMES PRENDVILLE
Attorney Andrew James Prendiville was ordered Not Eligible To Practice Law
on May 20, 2010 and Disbarred on September 24, 2010 according to the
California Bar Association website. The website also gives detailed information
regarding Mr. Prendiville's previous discipline as ordered by the State Bar Court.
ANDREW JAMES PRENDIVILLE [#93003], 58, of Newport Beach was disbarred Sept. 24, 2010, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.
Prendiville sought review of a recommendation by the State Bar Court that he be suspended for two years for failing to comply with conditions attached to a private reproval, but the review department instead recommended his disbarment. The panel said the private reproval was Prendiville’s fourth disciplinary proceeding. For 10 years, he continually misused his client trust account and despite a suspension and completion of trust accounting school (twice), “his ethical transgressions continued. . . . Prendiville’s repeated encounters with attorney discipline have neither rehabilitated him nor deterred him from committing further misconduct,” wrote Judge JoAnn Remke.
The earliest case involved Prendiville’s misdemeanor convictions for battery, abuse of a cohabitant, driving under the influence and other traffic offenses, as well as repeated commingling of personal funds in his trust account, misappropriating client funds and issuing checks against insufficient funds.
The underlying private reproval was imposed in 2004 for repeatedly commingling and failing to maintain client funds in trust. Prendiville did not comply with probation conditions by failing to submit five quarterly reports on time and not submitting other reports at all.
In recommending Prendiville’s disbarment, Remke wrote that his “repetition of misconduct over a prolonged period suggests that he is either ‘unwilling or unable’ to conform his behavior to the rules of professional conduct.”
Additionally, since being disbarred Mr. Prendiville has been arrested in Florida and is being held on $230,000 bond for Fraud, Larceny and Public Order Crimes. You can see his mug shot and a list of the charges
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The connection to Attorney John Balent you ask? According to Public Records, although Mr. Balent lists his office
address with the California Bar Association and on his Website as being in Brea. Mr. Balent did business using disbarred
attorney Prendiville's Fountain Valley address and phone number, both before and after Mr. Prendiville was disbarred.
According to Public Records, disbarred attorney Andrew Prendiville's law office was located at:
Law Offices of Andrew J. Prendiville
16480 Harbor Blvd., Ste 102
Fountain Valley, CA. 92708
Telephone: 714 534-8015
Public Records & Internet searches reveal that John Balent filed non family law cases, was listed as the Registered Agent for several corporations and was the correspondent regarding several Registered Trademarks using disbarred attorney Andrew Prendiville's address and phone number both before and after Mr. Prendiville was disbarred.
Here are some web link examples that show John Balent as the correspondent using Mr. Prendiville's address for the following Trademarks:
Family Law Attorney John Balent was one busy person around the time Andrew J. Prendiville was ordered Ineligible to Practice Law. Here is one example where a Substitution of Attorney was filed on a Civil Collections filing where John Balent not only takes over one of Mr. Prendiville's cases, but also continues to file under Mr. Prendiville's address and phone number.(Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)
Family Law Attorney John Balent also filed non-family Law cases using Mr. Prendiville's address and phone number after Mr. Prendiville was disbarred. You can search these cases through the Orange County Superior Court Website, but here is one example of an auto accident injury cased filed by John Balent using Mr. Prendiville's address & phone number after Mr. Prendiville was disbarred. (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)
So exactly how is it that Family Law Attorney John A. Balent who according to his Website has been "Dedicated Exclusively to Family Law Since 1976" be involved in all these other types of legal work and be doing business out of a disbarred attorneys office? This website is certainly open to your suggestions as to exactly what Family Law Attorney John A. Balent is doing outside the scope of his exclusive family law practice. Current and potential client's of John Balent may want to have him personally answer that question....Before the State Bar Court does.
But that's just what we know about Family Law Attorney John Balent's association with Disbarred Attorney Andrew Prendiville. Now let's take a peak at John Balent's association with Disbarred Attorney Sydney Keyth Ericson.