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Jean Cha

Jean Cha

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Jean Cha is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass where she handles civil litigation, Ethics consulting, State Bar disciplinary defense matters, and Office of Administrative Hearing defense matters for the Professional License Defense Team and Cannabis Compliance Defense. Ms. Cha serves as an Professional Responsibility Expert Witness and continues to expand her practice expertise. Ms. Cha is a former Deputy Trial Counsel in the Office of Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar of California of 13 years in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Cha has handled every type of case the OCTC handles in every practice area. As a former State Bar prosecutor, her greatest strength is her ability to assist clients in asserting the best state bar defense. Ms. Cha’s current practice includes Professional Liability, Legal Malpractice, State Bar Discipline Defense and Reinstatements, Moral Character Matters, Business Litigation, Risk Management, Legal Ethics Consultations and Expert Witness Services.

Ms. Cha is licensed to practice law in California and Texas. She is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. While attending Syracuse University College of Law in Upstate New York, Ms. Cha focused on intellectual property, licensing and technology commercialization and received her Certificate in Law, Technology & Management. She was the President of the Syracuse University College of Law Women’s Law Caucus, member of the National Women’s Law Student Association and Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Law Students’ Association and lead teams in three moot court competitions to first place in regionals and second place in nationals as a Moot Court Coach. Ms. Cha participated in the summer intern program at Royston Rayzor, and a federal clerkship for United States District Court Judge Lynn N. Hughes, in Houston, Texas. Thereafter, Ms. Cha was admitted to practice law in California in 2003 and Texas in 2017. Ms. Cha is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, TX with a Certificate in Business Foundations and a double major in Government and Political Science.



  • Association of Discipline Defense Counsel
    • Second Vice President 
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society


  • California
  • Texas
  • Washington


Discipline Defense Counsel: Counsel for State Bar of California members facing allegations of Business and Professions Code or State Bar Act violations through all stages of discipline defense, review, moral character and admissions, and reinstatements. Ms. Cha advises practitioners on law practice management, legal ethics, counseling, education, professional liability and legal malpractice defense, attorney fee and partnership disputes, business litigation, compliance and risk management, disqualifications, and conflicts of interest.


  • United States District Court for the Central District of California