Ollie Pearl Manago - #140135
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Current Status: Disbarred
This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
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|Bar Number: 140135|
c/o Law Ofcs of Renee' Estelle Sanders
3460 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1215
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Fax Number: (213) 480-5903
Calif St Univ Dominguez Hills; Carson CA
Western State Univ; CA
|County: Los Angeles
District: District 2
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|11/7/2014||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|9/27/2013||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|6/6/1989||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|4/18/2015||13-N-17445||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|9/27/2013||12-O-11428||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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April 18, 2015
OLLIE PEARL MANAGO [#140135], 73, of Los Angeles, was disbarred April 18, 2015 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.The State Bar Court found Manago culpable of failing to file a declaration of compliance with rule 9.20 within 40 days as required by a California Supreme Court order.In mitigation, Manago’s misconduct did not cause harm to clients, and she entered into a stipulation of facts with the State Bar and presented evidence of her good character.Manago had been disciplined on three prior occasions. In March 1997, she was suspended for misconduct in four matters including improperly withdrawing from employment and failing to promptly return unearned advanced fees, maintain client funds in her trust account or perform with competence.In December 1998, she was suspended for five violations of her disciplinary probation. Manago’s third discipline in September 2013 was for misconduct in two client matters: failing to perform with competence, maintain client funds in trust or cooperate in a State Bar investigation.
September 27, 2013
OLLIE PEARL MANAGO [#140135], 71, of Los Angeles, was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years’ probation with an actual six-month suspension and ordered to take the MPRE, pay restitution and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Sept. 27, 2013.Manago stipulated to misconduct in two client matters, including failing to perform legal services with competence, cooperate with or participate in a disciplinary investigation, or maintain client funds in a client trust account.In one of the matters, Manago prepared trust documents and a will on behalf of an elderly woman with dementia, changing her estate plan without trying to determine whether the woman had the mental capacity to understand what was going or whether the woman was being coerced by her caregiver. Manago also did not respond to a State Bar investigator who asked for a written response to a complaint made by the woman’s family members. Manago later agreed to refund fees the woman paid her because the services Manago provided did not actually benefit her. In the other matter, Manago did not maintain in her client trust account the unused portion of advanced costs provided to her to handle a probate case.Manago was ordered to pay $4,687 plus interest in restitution.Manago had one prior record of discipline. In 1997, she received a stayed suspension after stipulating to misconduct in four matters, including failing to keep disputed funds in her client trust account, act competently or return unearned fees.
March 13, 1997
OLLIE PEARL MANAGO [#140135], 55, of Compton was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a requirement that he make restitution, and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect March 13, 1997.Manago stipulated to misconduct in four cases. In the first, she settled an employment discrimination action for $50,000, deducting a one-third contingency fee from the settlement proceeds. The client, who then obtained new counsel, refused, stating there was no written or oral fee agreement. Manago failed to keep the disputed funds in her client trust account as required. In a child custody case, she failed to respond to a motion for summary judgment filed in a related civil action she had filed. Instead, she sought a dismissal without prejudice without her client's approval. Manago did not obtain her client's consent to the dismissal or file a motion to withdraw as counsel. She then failed to appear for the summary judgment hearing, which was taken off calendar because of the request for dismissal. In a divorce case, she did not finalize the dissolution or obtain permission to withdraw from the case. She also failed to perform services or refund unearned fees in a criminal matter. In mitigation, Manago practiced for seven years without any discipline.