How do I verify that an attorney is licensed to practice law in California?
Ethics / Professional Responsibility Lawyer
The California State Bar web site is located here:
Click on "Attorney Search" and type in the name.
If nothing comes up try a few variants of the name to be sure you are asking for the right information.
Be sure to read any PDF down at the bottom as these show discliplinary proceedings.
If they are not listed then you may want to notify the State Bar of this.
DUI / DWI Attorney
All attorneys in California and their current status (active, suspended, disbarred, deceased, etc) are listed on the State Bar of California's Attorney Search Function: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?cid=10114
You can also check an attorney's date of admission, law school attended, contact info, disciplinary history, section memberships, and specialist certifications