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Drago Campa - #170057

Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

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Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 170057    
Address: Contreras & Campa LLP
633 W 5th St Ste 2600
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone Number: (213) 480-8565
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Simon Fraser Univ; Canada
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
8/13/2011 Disbarred  
5/2/2009 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
4/8/1994 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

8/13/2011 Disbarment 07-O-11108 Disbarred 
3/7/2011 Ordered inactive 07-O-11108 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
12/30/2010 Ordered inactive 07-O-11108 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
2/13/2010 Discipline w/actual suspension 07-O-10063 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
5/2/2009 Ordered inactive 07-O-10063 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
4/6/2006 Private reproval, public disclosure 04-O-12439  

Administrative Actions

This member has no public record of administrative actions.

Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
8/13/2011 07-O-11108 Decision [PDF] [WORD]
2/13/2010 07-O-10063 Decision [PDF] [WORD]
4/6/2006 04-O-12439 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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August 13, 2011

DRAGO CAMPA [#170057], 45, of Los Angeles was disbarred Aug. 13, 2011, and was ordered to make restitution and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

In a default matter, the State Bar Court found that Campa committed 10 acts of misconduct in two matters.

He settled a personal injury claim but did not pay his client’s medical bill or respond to the client’s inquiries. The bar court found that Campa did not respond to client inquiries, pay out client funds or cooperate with the bar’s investigation and he committed acts of moral turpitude by misappropriating $5,720 that was owed to the medical provider.

In the second matter, he was hired to represent an individual who was charged in Hawaii with various narcotic-related offenses, including but not limited to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Campa is not licensed to practice in Hawaii. The client paid him $80,000.

After telling the court at a detention hearing that he had filed an application to practice pro hac vice in the state, the court said it could find no record of his application and ordered him to file the application within four days. He filed late and the application was denied.

He made several misrepresentations to the court, practiced law in a jurisdiction where he was not admitted, submitted a false declaration to the court, did not release his client’s file when he was fired, didn’t account for the $80,000 fee and committed acts of moral turpitude.

Campa was privately reproved in 2006, and in 2010, he was suspended and placed on probation in a default proceeding in which the court found he committed 13 acts of misconduct.

Judge Donald F. Miles recommended Campa’s disbarment “based on the egregious nature of the present misconduct, (his) prior record of discipline and his failure to participate in the present proceedings.”

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