|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||01/29/2017|
|AZ||Resigned Rule 38||2013||05/11/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Koko’s comment: “This "Bar Complaint" resulted from a fee dispute with a client. We had a fixed fee Fee Agreement, but I mistakenly deposited the fixed fee retainer in my attorney trust account, rather my attorney operating account--resulting in a technical violation of the trust accounting rules. I returned the entire fee even though I had completed most of the work. Live and learn!”
|General Counsel||Hakimian Holdings||2015 - Present|
|General Counsel||Amberwood Homes||2012 - 2014|
|FL Underwriting Counsel||First American Title Insurance Company||2011 - 2012|
|Attorney/Owner||Law Office of Koko Head, P.A.||1996 - 2011|
|Jr. Partner||Martin, Ade, Birchfield & Mickler, P.A.||1988 - 1996|
|JAG||U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton Ca||1985 - 1988|
|Drake University Law School||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1984|
|Brigham Young University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
Michael Bowlus, General practice Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Koko, because having worked both sides of cases with him in the last thirty years, he has always exhibited the highest professionalism and responsibility. Insightful and persistent he has a strong work ethic and a manageable ego. He is a credit to the profession and has made practicing law in this district interesting and collegial.