Drago Campa - #170057
Current Status: Disbarred
This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Contreras & Campa LLP
633 W 5th St Ste 2600
Los Angeles, CA 90071
|Phone Number:||(213) 480-8565|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||Simon Fraser Univ; Canada|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|5/2/2009||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|4/8/1994||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|
|8/13/2011||07-O-11108||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|2/13/2010||07-O-10063||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
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.”