Pinnock filed 76 civil rights claims on behalf of a single client
under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Disabled Persons Act. The client had not consented to each case. Over the course of six months, Pinnock settled 15 cases and received settlement checks totaling $27,300 but did not deposit the funds in a client trust account. Although he was entitled to a substantial share of the money, he misappropriated the entire amount. He also did not promptly remove fees he had earned, instead leaving the money in his trust account to pay personal expenses as needed.
The total of the settlements of the 76 cases was $143,425. Pinnock claimed to have settled 25 of the cases, but there is no evidence of a settlement amount. He gave his client $8,500.