A California State Bar Court judge has recommended San Francisco plaintiffs lawyer Philip Kay be suspended from practicing law for three years and serve five years’ probation for “outrageous conduct” and “insolent behavior” that disrupted three court trials and angered three San Diego judges.

“Respondent became so engrossed in litigation,” Judge Lucy Armendariz wrote in the 48-page ruling (pdf) Tuesday, “that he lost all perspectives of common courtesy and civility in the courtroom and respect for the court.”

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