Friday, August 10, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.
A former Rancho Cucamonga attorney, now banned from the practice of law, is currently on the receiving end of three civil lawsuits.
Two of the lawsuits against James Reiss were filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court by former clients Lupe Tapia and John Dickerson.
Both are seeking damages related to the alleged mishandling of their respective cases.
A third small claims action has also been filed against Reiss by California Depositions alleging non-payment.
Reiss, who handled the high-profile case of Former Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Rex Gutierrez, was stripped of his law license by the State Bar of California last January for multiple sustained charges involving misuse of client trust funds and other misconduct.