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Languages spoken: Afrikaans

Practice areas

  1. Family: 70%
    15 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
    10 years, 500 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    15 years, 20 cases

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    I have known and worked with Sean for many years. Sean is passionate about protecting the rights of his clients. As lawyers, we cannot always get the outcome the client wants. But, Sean will fight hard for the best outcome possible in every case.

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    James Chandler Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Derek John King

    I endorse this lawyer because we were able to effect an amicable and equitable resolution in a Sacramento County divorce case. I found Mr. Gjerde to be professional and instrumental in resolving what could have been a contentious and costly divorce matter; since we both had our respective client's best interests in mind, the divorce settlement proceeded smoothly and without incident.

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    Derek King Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCSuspended200207/06/2016
CADisbarred200105/23/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Disbarment
    issued in DC, 2015

    updated

    Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the District of Columbia Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

    Sean’s comment: “Yes I went to prison because I refusted to wear a wire against my client Hoda. The Bar never proved anything against me and ultimately could only disbar me because I went to prison. For something the Bar tells attorneys to do. Its sickening what the Bar has done to attorneys. I encourage all you to watch scandal of the State Bar on Youtube.”

  2. Disbarment
    issued in CA, 2014

    updated

    Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the California State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

    Sean’s comment: “Yes I went to prison because I refusted to wear a wire against my client Hoda. The Bar never proved anything against me and ultimately could only disbar me because I went to prison. For something the Bar tells attorneys to do. Its sickening what the Bar has done to attorneys. I encourage all you to watch scandal of the State Bar on Youtube.”

  3. Interim suspension after conviction
    issued in CA, 2013

    updated

    This means the attorney temporarily lost his or her license to practice law while the State investigates whether the attorney should be disciplined. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

    Sean’s comment: “Yes I went to prison because I refusted to wear a wire against my client Hoda. The Bar never proved anything against me and ultimately could only disbar me because I went to prison. For something the Bar tells attorneys to do. Its sickening what the Bar has done to attorneys. I encourage all you to watch scandal of the State Bar on Youtube.”

  4. Inactive - Irreparable injury
    issued in CA, 2012

    updated

    This means the attorney's conduct has posed harm to the community or to clients. The attorney is not allowed to practice law until the problem gets resolved.

    Sean’s comment: “Yes I went to prison because I refusted to wear a wire against my client Hoda. The Bar never proved anything against me and ultimately could only disbar me because I went to prison. For something the Bar tells attorneys to do. Its sickening what the Bar has done to attorneys. I encourage all you to watch scandal of the State Bar on Youtube.”

  5. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2011

    updated

    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.

    Sean’s comment: “Was told to take a suspension when I did nothing wrong”

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Family Law Lawyer of the YearConsumer Business Reveiw2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of N v. P.Child is in the United States
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Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning MastersEstate Planning2004
Estate Planning MastersEstate Planning2004