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Anthony Radogna

California State Bar Defense Ethics Attorney.

Anthony Radogna worked for over 5 years as an Investigator for the State Bar of California's Office of Chief Trial Counsel ("OCTC"), investigating a wide-range of ethical complaints brought against attorneys.

In addition, he served on specialized task force teams and has experience investigating the unauthorized practice of law (Business and Professions code section 6126.3), abandoned law practices, disbarred and resigned attorneys, and other activities such as drug abuse and physical or mental illness (Business and Professions code section 6180 and 6190).

Anthony now provides advice, consultations, and representation to California attorneys involved in State Bar proceedings, from resolving complaints, to defense in State Bar trials and appeals.

Anthony graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Cal Poly Pomona. He received his Juris Doctorate from La Verne Law School and became a licensed attorney in 2008. He also holds a LL.M in Criminal Law and Practice from Southwestern Law School, 2013.

He is a member of the national Association of Professional Responsibility Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), and is currently a member and past Vice President of the Association of Discipline Defense Counsel, the bar association for lawyers who represent lawyers and others in disciplinary, admissions, and regulatory proceedings before the State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court.

In addition, he has been an Associate Professor at Irvine University Law School since 2015, where he proudly teaches Professional Responsibility classes to law students. He also serves as a committee member on two separate school Committees, Academic and Admissions. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Anthony proudly taught Professional Responsibility class at Glendale Law School as well. 

Anthony is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBAR) where he contributes many hours to serving his Orange County community. He has served as a member in Amicus Alo task force. Amicus Alo's purpose is to provide resources, education, and support to members regarding mental, emotional, and physical health issues, including disabilities, serious illnesses, substance abuse, and general well-being.

He was the OCBAR's Secretary/Treasurer of the Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section for the 2018 term, currently the 2019 Vice Chair, and the Chair Elect for the upcoming 2020 term. 

He proudly serves as an arbitrator for the OCBAR's mandatory fee arbitration program.

Anthony was recently appointed to the 2020 Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) with the State Bar of California. This State Bar Commission assists the Governor in the judicial selection process, promoting a California judiciary of quality and integrity by providing independent, comprehensive, accurate and fair evaluations of candidates for judicial appointment and nomination.

He has also served as a liaison to the California State Bar for the Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP). LAP helps lawyers and State Bar applicants who are grappling with stress, anxiety, depression, substance use or concerns about their career.

NITA Advocate

Anthony is a "NITA Advocate" (National Institute of Trial Advocacy). This advocate designation is reserved for the individuals who have completed extensive training and learned a wide range of advocacy skills through the NITA program.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Great lawyer, helped me through a difficult time

    "Anthony Radogna, is one of the best, no question about it. I had a state bar complaint filed against me by a very unstable client, I was completely blindsided by the complaint and didn't know where to turn. I found Anthony and thank God I did! Anthony walked me through the process answered the c...
  • Dream that didn't get deferred

    "Admission to the CA State Bar was a dream and goal for me that was over 15 years in the making. I have had many hiccups along the way including issues with my moral character. Anthony dealt with me one on one, and even though his office was in Irvine, Mr. Radogna was kind enough to visit me all...
  • "Anthony is the best trial attorney I have ever seen"

    "The State Bar did a horrible job investigating me. Then filed charges that I felt were pure exaggeration. The State Bar made a ridiculous offer to settle my case…and then Anthony stepped in. He handled all pre trial work including writing a very persuasive pre trial brief to the court on all my ...
  • State Bar investigation

    "I really don't see how you can hire anyone else if you are under investigation by the California Bar. If you are under investigation and you call him, you will instantly feel better due to the fact that he knows every aspect of what is happening during the investigation. He seems to know what th...
  • "I was being investigated by the State Bar"

    "I can't even tell you how happy I am with the decision I made to hire Anthony over picking others to represent me. I have to admit, I shopped around. His retainer fee was reasonable and the amount of work Anthony did on the case was just amazing. He dedicated so much time to my case and dealt wi...
  • "The California State Bar was investigating me"

    "I received a letter from the California State Bar Office of Chief Trial Counsel. To say that it scared me is an understatement. I started calling around and even though some attorneys I spoke to seemed to know what they were talking about, only Anthony made me feel like he knew every little deta...

Representing clients throughout all of California (San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County)

Don't let the State Bar pressure you into accepting discipline without talking to me first. I have handled hundreds of investigations, don't make the mistake of representing yourself. (California State Bar Investigations, State Bar Defense Attorney)