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The Manibog Law, PC story begins over 100 years ago, when a university student in the Philippine, Gonzalo Manibog, accepted an invitation from the U.S. government to continue his university studies in America.  Six year later, in 1917, he received his law degree from the University of Indianapolis, becoming the first Filipino to receive a law degree in the United States.  Gonzalo practiced law in Hawaii, representing neighbors, friends and local families.  His son, Monty Manibog, followed in his footsteps, becoming a lawyer in 1961.  Their legacy continues at Manibog Law, PC a family business led by Darren A. Manibog (Monty's son and Gonzalo's grandson) a 1996 graduate from the UC Berkeley School of Law.  As a third-generation lawyer, Darren witnessed from an early age the impact that the law can have on people's lives, and developed an abiding passion to carry on his grandfather's and father's commitment to service in the law.

A third-generation lawyer, Darren Manibog is the lead litigator and owner of Manibog Law PC, a plaintiff's personal injury law firm which handles catastrophic injury litigation.  Mr. Manibog has successfully represented thousands of clients in major injury cases, including numerous civil trials, arbitrations, mediations and settlements.  Mr. Manibog was named a 2012 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine as well as a 2011 "Top Attorney" by Pasadena Magazine, and was elected to the elite Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a nationwide honor awarded to less than 2% of lawyers across the nation.   Mr. Manibog received Bachelors of Arts degrees, magna cum laude, in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Student Senate. He received his law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Tagalog

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases



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  • Timothy Andrew Pico

    Darren is a gifted attorney who is always working to hone his abilities. He also ha s heart to just help people who have been injured. I highly recommend him!


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Darren. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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625 Fair Oaks Ave Ste 101
South Pasadena, CA, 91030


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2013
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMANIBOG LAW, PC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2001 - Present
Philippine American Bar AssociationFormer President1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ahn v. City of Los Angeles$5.65 million
Confidential v. Confidential$4.9 million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career NightPersonal Injury Litigation - Preparing For Your First Trial2014