Discipline Notice - Florian D. Purganan

License Number: 36291
Member Name: Florian D. Purganan
Discipline Detail
Action: Disbarment
Effective Date: 12/27/2021
RPC: 8.4 (c) - Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit or Misrepresentation
Discipline Notice: Order Approving Stipulation
Washington Supreme Court Order
Description: Florian Damaso Purganan (WSBA No. 36291, admitted 2005) of Renton, was disbarred, effective 12/27/2021, by order of the Washington Supreme Court. Purganan’s conduct violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct: 8.4(c) (Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit or Misrepresentation).
In relation to his use of his employer law firm’s resources in representing non-firm “ghost clients,” Purganan stipulated to disbarment for unlawfully appropriating funds belonging to his employer, performing legal services for outside clients while he was a law firm partner, retaining the fees for those services, and concealing both the fact of the representations and the receipt of associated fees.
Kathy Jo Blake represented acted as disciplinary counsel. Kenneth Scott Kagan represented Respondent. The online version of Washington State Bar News contains links to the following documents: Disciplinary Board Order Approving Stipulation to Disbarment; Stipulation to Disbarment; and Washington Supreme Court Order.

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