I am a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law, and I have practiced in the niche of professional responsibility and attorney ethics since 2008.

Sam Bellicini - Lawyer | State Bar Advice

BAR ADMISSIONS

California State Bar (SBN 152191)
** Certified Specialist Legal Malpractice Law, 2020 **
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

EDUCATION

University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
J.D. – 1990
University of San Francisco School of Law, Law Review – 1988

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
B.A. (Rhetoric) – 1987

PUBLISHED WORKS

Lein on Me, The Family Law Counselor, Issue 292 (Sacramento County Bar Assn. Family Law Section, February 2019)

Threats of a Malpractice Claim, The Family Law Counselor, Issue 291 (Sacramento County Bar Assn. Family Law Section, November, 2018)

Clients Get Notice. Period., Daily Journal (Daily Journal Corporation, September 5, 2018)

Fingerprinting, The Family Law Counselor, Issue 290 (Sacramento County Bar Assn. Family Law Section, September, 2018)

Attorneys as Private Mediators, The Family Law Counselor, Issue 289 (Sacramento County Bar Assn. Family Law Section, June, 2018)

Bar Switches Up Theories in Fee Dispute Case, Daily Journal (Daily Journal Corporation, April 22, 2016)

From Disbarment to Reinstatement: A Lawyer’s Long Road to Recovery, The Trial Lawyer (San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Summer 2010)

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS BY OTHERS WITH REFERENCE TO SAMUEL BELLICINI

Stacey A. Tovino, The House Edge: On Gambling and Professional Discipline (91 Washington Law Review 1253, October 2016)

Moran, Lyle, Ex-Administrative Law Judge Cleared of Bar’s Disciplinary Charges,  The Daily Journal, December 24, 2015

Erin Coe, Calif. Bar’s New Rules Revamp Roadmap On Atty Discipline, Law360.com (LexisNexis, May 12, 2015)

Amy Impellizzeri, Lawyer Interrupted, ABA Publishing (American Bar Association, 2015)

G.M. Filisko, The Rough Road to Redemption, ABA Journal (American Bar Association, August, 2013)

MCLE PANELS

2020 MCLE Panels

Southern California Applicant Attorney Association, Naughty or Nice Epic Holiday Bonanza

Marin County Bar Assn. Bay Area MCLE Conference, Ethics in the Time of CoronaVirus

Alameda County Bar Assn.  Virtual Bankruptcy Symposium, Ethics in the Time of CoronaVirus

The Other Bar MCLE Event, Ethics in the Time of CoronaVirus

Mendocino County Women’s Bar Association, Overview of the California Discipline System, Attorney Competence, Elimination of Bias

The Other Bar MCLE Event, Overview of the California Discipline System

2019 MCLE Panels

Lake County Bar Association, New Rules of Professional Conduct

The Other Bar MCLE Event, New Rules of Professional Conduct

The Other Bar Spring Networking, Attorney Competence

The Other Bar Men’s Retreat, Overview of the California Discipline System, Elimination of Bias

2018 MCLE Panels

Congressman Don Edwards American Inn of Court, New Rules of Professional Conduct

County Counsel’s Association of California, Attorney Competence and Substance Abuse Detection and Prevention

Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Overview of the California Discipline System

The Other Bar, Men’s Retreat, New Rules of Professional Conduct

Alameda County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, New Rules of Professional Conduct

LA&K 2018 Attorney Retreat / The Other Bar, Ethics and Elimination of Bias

Sacramento County Bar Association, Breakfast Forum, Substance Abuse Issues in the California State Bar Discipline System

The Other Bar, Spring Networking, Overview of the Attorney Discipline System

The Other Bar, Overview of the Attorney Discipline System

2017 MCLE Panels

Lake County Bar Association, Attorney Competence CLE Presentation

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California and the Bench Bar Liaison Committee for the Northern District of California Bankruptcy Court, 2017 Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges’ Conference: “Program #1: An Ethical Good-Bye”

Congressman Don Edwards American Inn of Court, Attorney Competence

2016 MCLE Panels

Santa Clara County Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Section, Annual 3 in 1: Elimination of Bias, Legal Ethics, and Competence Issues

Bay Area Traffic Ticket Defender’s Association (BATTDA) Ethics MCLE Presentation

Lake County Bar Association, Attorney Competence & Elimination of Bias MCLE Presentations

Marin County Bar Association, Employment Law Section, Ethics MCLE Presentation

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Starting Your Own Law Firm

Alameda County Bar Association, Ethics Discipline, and Substance Abuse in Bankruptcy Cases

2015 MCLE Panels

Sonoma County Bar Association, MCLE Splash (Competence & Elimination of Bias) (November)

Sonoma County Bar Association, MCLE Splash (Competence & Elimination of Bias) (January)

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Ethics & Conflicts Roundtable

Kenneth P. Roye, 2015 Annual Wildland Fire Litigation Conference

DRI, 2014 DRI Annual Meeting

2014 MCLE Panels

Contra Costa County Bar Association – Family Law Section, Getting Out: Out of the Case, Out of Practice, Out of Dodge

The Italian American Lawyers of Orange County (Lex Romana), Substance Abuse MCLE

Contra Costa County Bar Association, What the State Bar Might Think About BYOD, ESI

2013 MCLE Panels

Congressman Don Edwards Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness that Impairs Professional Competence

Santa Clara County Bar Association, Annual 3 in 1: Legal Ethics, Substance Abuse & Elimination of Bias

2012 MCLE Panels

ALM Media, 2012 General Counsel West Coast Conference

State Bar of California, Annual Meeting: Hot Topics in Ethics

The Italian American Lawyers of Orange County (Lex Romana), Substance Abuse MCLE

2011 MCLE Panels

Congressman Don Edwards Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Substance Abuse and the Ethics Issues it Creates

State Bar of California, Annual Meeting: How Lawyers Get in Trouble

Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association #75

University of San Francisco, The Winning Argument Against Substance Abuse

Orange County Bar Association, Loan Modifications

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2020 – Present

Association of Discipline Defense Counsel, Member, 2009 – Present (President, 2015 & 2016)

Marin County Bar Association, Member, 2015 – Present

Sonoma County Bar Association, Member, 2015 – Present

Alameda County Bar Association, Member, 2012 – Present

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2010 – Present

Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member, 2009 – Present

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Member, 2009 – Present

Italian-American Bar Association Northern California, Member, 2016 – Present

Verdi Club, Member, 2019 – Present (Board Member 2020)