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Jean Hee Cha

Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney at Orange, CA

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Cha Law Ethics

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 4 years
    Texas - TX 6 years
    California - CA 20 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2017
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jean

Learn Jean’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Ethics and professional responsibility
    California State Bar Discipline Defense Counsel Admissions CLE Development Ethics Advice Moral Character Conflicts of Interest Legal Malpractice Attorney-Client Disputes Attorney-Attorney Disputes Expert

    20 years

Former State Bar Prosecutor with 17 years' experience at every level of State Bar and State Bar Court Proceedings from the moment the complaint is received in Intake through the entire Trial process, including Review. During my 13 years as a prosecutor I helped update the handbook and policy manual for the intake and investigation units in the Office of Chief Trial Counsel.  I developed trainings and MCLE for State Bar prosecutors. I have handled thousands of cases.  My goal is to resolve your matter confidentially and efficiently. I possess the compassion and wisdom necessary to help you assert your best State Bar defense.  


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


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Posted by Amanda | March 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Former Client for California Bar Admission
Jean Cha is the BEST attorney you can possibly have if you are seeking admission into the California Bar. She is incredibly dedicated, incredibly smart, and so responsive to all of her clients. She was there for me whenever I needed her and at every step of the way to my California Bar Admission, which was not an easy process and one that I probably would not have made it through without Jean's help. The best decision you could make as a bar applicant is to hire Jean and her team. Sincerely, A Soon-to-be Licensed California Attorney.
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Posted by Jini | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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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Posted by Alexanndra | December 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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 cowtowed 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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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rude experience
My experience with Jean was nothing but extremely horrible. Super poor attitude, mumbles a lot & speaks under their breath rather than saying what they really want to say. Just overall not a good experience.


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Pro bono 25 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Ethics Counsel
  • Cha Law Ethics
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • PANSKY MARKLE Attorneys at Law
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Senior Counsel
  • Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Deputy Trial Counsel
  • The State Bar of California
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Clerkship for United States District Court Judge Lynn N. Hughes
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD
  • 2002
  • The University of Texas At Austin
  • BS
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Potential Disbarment case Closed after Properly Responding to Allegations
  • Resolved
  • Investigation resolved against Attorney Allegedly facing Actual Suspension
  • Resolved


  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar Court of California
  • Counsel Panel Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Discipline Defense Counsel
  • 2nd Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association of Discipline Defense Counsel
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of Junior Leagues International and Junior League of Orange County Volunteer and Sustaining Member 2010-Present
  • Manager, Member, Sustaining Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Syracuse University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Mentor
  • 2002 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Christian Legal Aid Los Angeles Volunteer
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • N/A
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association Mentor and Legal Aid Clinic Volunteer
  • Member, Pro Bono Volunteer
  • N/A
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Mentor 2009-2011
  • Mentor
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • National Organization of Bar Counsel 2005-2017
  • Member, Regional Contributor
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Syracuse University College of Law Women's Law Caucus
  • President
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Syracuse University College of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students' Association
  • Treasurer, Moot Court Coach, Member
  • 1999 - 2002
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Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Westlake Lawyers Affinity Group
  • The Power of Ethics
  • 2020
  • Law Firm Internal MCLE
  • Billing and Invoicing: A Method of Communicating Value
  • 2020
  • Real Estate Law Section
  • Ethics and Real Estate Law
  • 2019
  • MCLE Presentation
  • Legal Ethics and the New Rules
  • 2019
  • Expert Hypothetical Round Table
  • Ethics for Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Third Annual Parent Symposium
  • The Intersection between Community Agencies and Parents to Address Health, Safety, and Education
  • 2018
  • MCLE
  • Back to Civility and Professionalism, Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 2018
  • Guest Speaker
  • Professional Responsibility
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Jean
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jean is a fierce advocate for her clients and her experience as a State Bar prosecutor gives her special insight into the workings on the discipline process."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jean for many years. She had a great reputation as a California State Bar prosecutor. She is now in private practice and brings that same hard work and knowledge to her client's cases. I have always found her to be ethical and extremely hard working. There is not many people that have both the book smarts and the practical experience to be such a strong advocate for their client. Hire her with confidence."
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