It appears that attorneys at Initiative Legal Group are starting to appear at a "new" firm named Capstone Law, APC. But Capstone is in the same building as Initiative Legal Group, so, fishy. Perhaps its is just a coincidence, but maybe it has something to do with the problems Iniative Legal Group is having in Lofton v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Case No. CGC-11-509502 (see also, Maxon v. Initiative Legal Group APC, App. Ct. Case No. A136626). Nothing like a change of name to shake off the taint of allegations like those, right?
Would you look at that? What was once a three-laywer firm now has 38 lawyers! My, Capstone, how you've grown...in the last two weeks.
Maybe Orders like this are contributing some urgency to the effort to shuffle ILG attorneys to a "new" firm, but I'm just going out on a limb and speculating there.
Holy smokes! Capstone must be the fastest growing law firm in the state of California. Capstone now has 50 lawyers, according to the state bar records on November 16, 2012, at about 1:14 p.m. At this rate, they may be at 51 or 52 lawyers by the end of the day! Strange thing though - it looks like Capstone's growth continues to come almost exclusively from ILG, which has dwindled to around 17 lawyers. So odd that attorneys abandoning ILG would all choose to work with the exact same people that seem to have gotten into a few tough scrapes lately... Errr, unless, maybe, just speculating here, this is a turnkey firm to carry on where ILG leaves off.
And with ILG down to 13 unique attorneys (removing two duplicate entries) and Capstone up to 54 entries (not checked for duplicates), I think I see a trend starting to develop.