Lawyer William August Salzwedel #225331
License Status: Active
Address: William A. Salzwedel, Attorney at Law, 1873 Imperial Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935-3922
County: Non-California County
Phone Number: (805) 497-4511
Fax Number: (805) 497-3014
Email: [email protected]
Law School: Stetson Univ COL; St Petersburg FL
6/3/2003 Admitted to The State Bar of California
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF CHIEF TRIAL COUNSEL STEVEN J. MOAWAD, No. 190358 CHIEF TRIAL COUNSEL MELANIE J. LAWRENCE, No. 230102
DEPUTY CHIEF TRIAL COUNSEL OCT 13 2017 RIZAMARI C. SITTON, No. 138319 ASSISTANT CHIEF TRIAL COUNSEL Sgfgfilffik C°URT ANTHONY J. GARCIA, No. 171419 LOS A1§§§fIE§E SUPERVISING ATTORNEY TIMOTHY G. BYER, No. 172472 DEPUTY TRIAL COUNSEL
845 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90017-2515
Telephone: (213) 765-1325
STATE BAR COURT
HEARING DEPARTMENT – LOS ANGELES
In the Matter of: ) Case No. 15-O-15162
WILLIAM AUGUST SALZWEDEL, ) NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY CHARGES
No. 225331, )
A Member of the State Bar.
NOTICE – FAILURE TO RESPOND!
IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A WRITTEN ANSWER TO THIS NOTICE WITHIN 20 DAYS AFTER SERVICE, OR IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR AT THE STATE BAR COURT TRIAL:
(1) YOUR DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED;
(2) YOUR STATUS WILL BE CHANGED TO INACTIVE AND YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW;
(3) YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE FURTHER IN THESE PROCEEDINGS UNLESS YOU MAKE A TIMELY MOTION AND THE DEFAULT IS SET ASIDE, AND;
(4) YOU SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINE. SPECIFICALLY, IF YOU FAIL TO TIMELY MOVE TO SET ASIDE OR VACATE YOUR DEFAULT, THIS COURT WILL ENTER AN ORDER RECOMMENDING YOUR DISBARMENT WITHOUT FURTHER HEARING OR PROCEEDING. SEE RULE 5.80 ET SEQ., RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA.
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The State Bar of California alleges:
1. WILLIAM A. SALZWEDEL (“respondent”) was admitted to the practice of law
in the State of California on June 3, 2003, was a member at all times pertinent to these charges,
and is currently a member of the State Bar of Califomia.
Case No. 15-O-15162
Business and Professions Code, section 6103.6
[Violation of Probate Code section 15687]
2. On or about October 10, 2010, respondent accepted employment as the attorney
for Lester Moore, and as Trustee for Moore’s family trust, and as attorney for the Trustee
(Moore), without obtaining leave of court prior to accepting the dual employment, in violation of
Probate Code, section 15687, and thereby willfully violated Business and Professions Code,
Case No. 15-O-15162
Rules of Professional Conduct, rule 3-300
[Business Transaction with a Client]
3. On or about October 10, 2010, respondent entered into a business transaction with
a client, Lester Moore, specifically, employment as Trustee for Moore’s Trust, under terms
which allowed respondent to exercise power over all the assets of the Trust, including the
authority to approve his own legal billings in his capacity as Moore’s attorney, which
employment respondent also entered into simultaneously. Respondent did not fully disclose in
writing to Moore the terms of the business transaction in a manner which should reasonably have
been understood by Moore; respondent did not advise Moore in writing that he may seek the
advice of an independent lawyer of Moore’s choice and did not give Moore a reasonable
opportunity to seek that advice. Moore did not consent in writing to the terms of the transaction,
and respondent thereby willfully violated Rules of Professional Conduct, rule 3-300.
Case No. 15-O-15162
Business and Professions Code, section 6103
[Failure to Obey a Court Order]
4. Respondent disobeyed or violated an order of the court requiring respondent to do
or forbear an act connected with or in the course of respondent’s profession which respondent
ought in good faith to do or forbear by failing to comply with the September 25, 2013
$96,077.14 surcharge order in the case entitled In the Matter of Lester G. Moore,
Conservatorship, Ventura Superior Court Case No. 56-2010-00387487-PR-CP-OXN, in willful
violation of Business and Professions Code, section 6103.
Case No. 15-O-15162
Business and Professions Code, section 6068(b)
[Failure to Maintain Respect for the Courts and Judicial Officers]
5. On or about April 27, 2017, respondent filed a oomplaint in Case No. 2: 17-CV03156 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, entitled William
A. Salzwedel vs. State of California, et al., in which respondent made inflammatory accusations
against the Honorable Glen M. Reiser, Judge of the Vent11ra County Superior Court, in
connection with rulings made by Judge Reiser in the case entitled In the Matter of Lester G.
Moore, Conservatorship, Ventura Superior Court Case No. 56-2010-00387487-PR-CP-OXN, in
which respondent alleged that Judge Reiser conspired to “retaliate” against respondent for
respondent’s advocacy on behalf of Lester Moore, and in which respondent described “animus
and insults coming. . .from Judge Glen Reiser, [and] the California Court of Appeal for the 2nd
Appellate District, Division SIX” [sic] and alleged that “the court and Glen Reiser had an
animus hatred toward [respondent] and sought to do [respondent] harm,” that Judge Reiser “was
thinking at this time and following a course of conduct with the Parties, that having [respondent]
remain as Trustee would ensure that the Court would adjudicate a Judgment against
[respondent],” and that Judge Reiser intended “to punish [respondent] for abiding by his duty of
loyalty” to Moore. Respondent, by these accusations, failed to maintain the respect due to the
DATED: October 13. 2017
courts of justice and judicial officers, in willful violation of Business and Professions Code,
NOTICE – INACTIVE ENROLLMENT!
YOU ARE HEREBY FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT IF THE STATE BAR COURT FINDS, PURSUANT TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE SECTION 6007(c), THAT YOUR CONDUCT POSES A SUBSTANTIAL THREAT OF HARM TO THE INTERESTS OF YOUR CLIENTS OR TO THE PUBLIC, YOU MAY BE INVOLUNTARILY ENROLLED AS AN INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR. YOUR INACTIVE ENROLLMENT WOULD BE IN ADDITION TO ANY DISCIPLINE RECOMMENDED BY THE COURT.
NOTICE – COST ASSESSMENT!
IN THE EVENT THESE PROCEDURES RESULT IN PUBLIC DISCIPLINE, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO THE PAYMENT OF COSTS INCURRED BY THE STATE BAR IN THE INVESTIGATION, HEARING AND REVIEW OF THIS MATTER PURSUANT TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE SECTION 6086.10.
THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA
OFFICE OF CHIEF TRIAL COUNSEL
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