Frank Epstein of South Orange, N.J., disbarred for violating disciplinary probation Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Categories: Attorney Discipline, Disbarments Frank Epstein [#97325], 73, of South Orange, N.J., was disbarred Aug. 12, 2017, and ordered to notify his clients of the discipline and perform other obligations under rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. He was found by the State Bar Court to have violated terms of probation imposed in connection with a prior reproval and to have failed to participate in the resulting State Bar Court disciplinary proceedings. Epstein failed to submit three probation reports or attend Ethics School and pass the exam. The reproval resulted from misconduct including failure to perform legal services with competence and a failure to keep agreements in lieu of discipline. In aggravation, Epstein had two prior records of discipline.