Jury Duty to End With Disbarment for Calif. Lawyer

March 11, 2009

Changing his vote during jury duty so he could get back to his busy law practice has come at a high price for San Francisco solo Francis Fahy. A California State Bar Court review panel upheld disbarment for Fahy after finding he violated his oath as a juror and then compounded the problem by lying to the trial court judge when confronted. The panel's opinion indicated that Fahy might be the first California lawyer ever disbarred for misbehaving while serving as a juror.