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  1. General Practice: 50%
  2. Corporate: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Adoption: 10%

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Law Offices of Richard deSaulles

479 Pacific Street
Suite 5A
Monterey, CA, 93940



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2015


    This sanction means the 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.

    Richard’s comment: “Moved overseas in 2012. Acceptance of the stipulation to settle the State Bar case rather than incur substantial expense to return to California to defend myself was one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I had already changed my status to Inactive in California in 2/2014, and I have had no discipline in any other jurisdiction. As a former law professor and educator for over 10 years, I have always worked hard to contribute to my community. References available upon request.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
USC Law School ScholarshipUniversity of Southern CaliforniaN/A
Award for Academic ExcellenceSan Diego Teacher's Credit UnionN/A
Academic ScholarshipG. Douglass ScholarshipN/A
Berkeley Academic ScholarshipUniversity of California At BerkeleyN/A
Academic ScholarshipHelen Bangle ScholarshipN/A
Academic ScholarshipJohn O'Connor Memorial ScholarshipN/A
Academic ScholarshipRaymond Farmer ScholarshipN/A
Academic ScholarshipSan Diego Mesa FoundationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer TeacherPacific Horizons School2013 - Present
Managing AttorneyAshley & Associates, P.C.2012 - Present
President/CEOLaw Offices of Richard deSaulles2008 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorMonterey College Of Law2007 - 2012
Legal Support Division ChiefMonterey Office of the County Counsel2005 - 2009
Transfer Director AssistantUniversity Of California At Berkeley1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pacific Horizons SchoolTreasurer2012 - Present
American Samoa Youth SoccerPHS Coach2015 - 2015
American Samoa Bar AssociationTreasurer2013 - 2015
American Samoa Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2017
Monterey College of LawProfessor2007 - 2012
PG Pony Youth BaseballCoach/League Manager2007 - 2008
Pacific Grove Unified School District Measure D Citizen's Oversight CommitteeMember2006 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ladou v. City of Chula Vista, et al.Confidential settlement reached, March 2011.
Johnson v. City of San Diego, et al.Confidential settlement reached with Private Apartment Complex which contracted with the private security guards that assisted in the arrest of Plaintiff's son.
Alomar v. City of San Diego, et al.Confidential Settlement reached.
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Publication nameTitleDate
U.C. Berkeley Honors ThesisMegan's Law: Circumventing the Constitution to Protect Our Children.N/A
U.S.C. Law School Scholarly DissertationThe Female Infertility Dilemma: The Prevalence of Infertility in America and the Violations of Equal Protection and the Americans With Disabilities Act Blocking Access to Treatment.N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Professional EthicsApplication of Cal. Rules of Professional Conduct to the Office of the County Counsel2008
Pacific Horizons High School Graduation2013 Graduation Commencement SpeakerN/A