About Us

Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice, State Bar Discipline Defense, Reinstatements, Moral Character Matters, Conflicts, Risk Management, Legal Ethics and Legal Expert Consulting

Who we are

Former State Bar Prosecutors Experienced in Every Stage of the Disciplinary Process

So let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.

John F. Kennedy

Our Story

There is a great honor that comes with representing my fellow legal professionals. There also is a great sense of responsibility. When a client seeks guidance, support, or representation, my unique wisdom goes beyond providing a temporary bandage. I share solutions transferrable to other areas of their practice and lives.

 

I bring that sense of commitment to my clients because ethics is everyone’s business. While the prosecution focuses on punishment or disbarment, I am eager to put clients on the path to rehabilitation. To err is human, to learn, divine. It is how we respond to mistakes truly defines us as individuals. 

 

Over the course of 17 years in handling State Bar matters, I have learned several lessons about life and the law. The most important of these are integrity, empathy, and compassion, above all else.  

 

Most attorneys who have made ethical transgressions expect judgment and condemnation – even from the professionals tasked with defending them. I take a different approach. By exercising empathy and compassion for my fellow man, I can highlight the positives and make the prosecution see the potential for growth in my clients.

 

My intimate knowledge of the tactics and motivations of the prosecution helps me negotiate more favorable outcomes, and my experience allows me to view each case from a multi-faceted perspective. This has garnered me a reputation for integrity and tenacity.

 

I am passionate about legal ethics and am eager to continue learning about the field. Some say my passion is contagious. My lifelong love of learning comes in handy when designing MCLE courses for law firms across the state. 


When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three kids. We love exploring art galleries and museums as a family. I am also an active member of the Junior League and love volunteering for charitable and civic organizations.

 

Whether you require representation in the face of misconduct allegations, support when completing your moral character application, or need guidance on a particularly challenging moral quandary, allow me to take the lead. During especially stressful career turning points, it helps to have an experienced, savvy attorney to guide you.

We look forward to helping you and encourage you to reach out.

17+ Years

of experience in various cases

Testimonials

What people are saying

My life changed. I was too old to be at the crossroad and too young not to fight. I was referred to Jean Cha through a colleague that used to work with Jean. The first few lawyers I called did not know much about fighting wrongful allegations reported to the State Bar. I found Ms. Cha and we remained in constant communication during the entire process. Not only did she provide stellar service to me via phone and email, but I continue to seek ethics advice from her in my general practice. I have no doubt in my mind that if I did not contact Jean Cha, I would not have understood the scope of my options. If you receive a discipline complaint, PUSH "Pause", and call Jean Cha now. Without a doubt she is a game changer. From the bottom of my heart... THANK YOU, JEAN!
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Chris J.
Professional
Wonderful Experience, Excellent Job! I contacted a few law offices before as I was extremely tensed about my situation and needed an attorney with a "heart" to understand me. Finally, attorney Jean Cha helped me out, made me feel comfortable, and took consideration for any conditions I had at the time. With one email from her, the issue got resolved. If you are looking for an honest and helpful attorney, who is ready to stand by you, look no further. She is well informed, smart, supportive and kind. I am very grateful to Ms. Cha for her excellent job!
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Jini
AVVO
Jean Cha is a gem! If you have the opportunity to work with Jean Cha, consider yourself lucky. In the last three years I have had more than my fair share of exposure to attorneys, and I have come to see firsthand what is probably obvious to everyone else: not all lawyers are created equal. I have worked with and spoken to a number of lawyers – and when I say “a number,” I mean several dozen! – and without trying to sound cheesy, I have to say that Jean Cha stood out like a beacon in the night. This woman not only had the expertise I desperately needed – that no other attorney managed to provide – but she was kind, understanding and treated me like a human being. Rare! It is amazing to me how many attorneys I have encountered who are not simply not only not as knowledgeable as I expected or assumed, but also seemed to be lacking in basic social skills. I have kowtowed to their arrogant and rude behavior, confusing it with intelligence, skill and wisdom. Despite her impressive resume, Jean Cha is neither arrogant nor intimidating; she actually takes the time to explain! She is definitely one in a million, and I would highly recommend her!
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Alexanndra
AVVO
Jean is one of the most enthusiastic attorney's I've had the pleasure of working with. She not only knows her stuff, she knows enough to learn the things she has not yet encountered. You want an attorney who puts her ego second to getting a great job done first. I have worked with Jean at the ADDC and she has been a help, fascinated by the work, and has become a friend. I highly endores her.
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Contact & Location​

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Our location

1100 W. Town & Country Rd, Suite 1250, Orange, CA 92868

Call Anytime

(714) 242-8588

Email Jean Cha

jean@chalawethics.com

FAX

(657) 235-5001