Calif. Bar Questions Girardi's Dementia, Seeks Disbarment

By Brandon Lowrey (March 12, 2021, 10:34 PM EST) -- The State Bar of California on Friday questioned whether Thomas Girardi really has dementia and needs a conservator, telling a Los Angeles probate court judge that granting him a full conservatorship would stall the agency's disbarment proceedings against the bankrupt trial lawyer.

In a court filing Friday afternoon, the state bar said it had videos of the Girardi Keese founder eloquently discussing strategies for jury trials and complex litigation from October and November — mere weeks before public accusations that he misappropriated at least $2 million of his clients' settlement funds destroyed his firm and reputation.

"Despite these recent examples of...

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