Martin J. McDonagh is resigned with charges pending member of the California Bar and was admitted 1st December 1981. Martin graduated from Loyola Law School and is now based in Los Angeles.

Lawyer Information

NameMartin J. McDonagh
First Admitted1 December 1981 (37 years, 4 months ago)
StatusResigned with Charges Pending
Bar Number101086


Phone Number(805) 298-7069


Law SchoolLoyola Law School (Los Angeles CA)
Undergraduate SchoolLoyola Marymount Univ (Los Angeles CA)


Current Address18536 Oakmoor St
Canyon Country, CA 91351
Current CountyLos Angeles
Current DistrictDistrict 2


5 January 1997Resigned (22 years, 2 months ago)
15 December 1995Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (23 years, 3 months ago)
1 December 1981Admitted to The State Bar of California (37 years, 4 months ago)

Disciplinary and Related Actions

5 January 199796-Q-06430
Resignation with charges pending (Resigned)
23 October 199696-Q-06430
Vol.inactive(tender of resign.w/charges) (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
20 July 199694-O-18873
Discipline w/actual suspension (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
18 April 199695-PM-11638
Discipline w/actual suspension (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
10 January 199694-H-10249
Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
15 December 199595-PM-11638
Ordered inactive (Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA)
17 December 199494-H-10249
Discipline, probation; no actual susp.
26 October 199391-O-05849
Private reproval, public disclosure

Discipline Summaries

July 20, 1996

MARTIN J. McDONAGH [#101086], 40, of Los Angeles was suspended for three years, stayed, and placed on probation for five years with six months actual suspension. The order took effect July 20, 1996. He also was ordered to pass the MPRE and comply with rule 955.

McDonagh's discipline was the result of his misconduct in a personal injury case and a child custody matter.

In the personal injury case, McDonagh failed to make court appearances and his client's case was dismissed. He did not inform his client of the dismissal and instead told him that all was proceeding well.

In the child custody matter, McDonagh failed to prepare and file a proposed order on behalf of his client.

In aggravation, McDonagh has a prior record of discipline. In 1993, he was privately reproved for failing to perform legal services in five different matters.

In 1994, he was disciplined for failing to comply with conditions of the private reproval.

He also failed to make restitution to his former employer and attend required counseling sessions with his psychotherapist.

He was disciplined in 1994, again for failing to comply with probation conditions. McDonagh was admitted to the bar in 1981.

April 18, 1996

The stay of execution of probation for MARTIN J. McDONAGH [#101086], 40, of Los Angeles was lifted and he was suspended for 60 days and until he makes restitution. If the suspension exceeds 90 days, he must comply with Rule 955 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect April 18, 1996.

Last November, McDonagh was given a stayed three-year suspension and placed on five years of probation. In addition, he was privately reproved in 1994 for neglecting five cases and sanctions were imposed in each case.

At the time of the reproval, he agreed to attend therapy sessions, make restitution to his former law firm, provide a medical waiver to the State Bar and file quarterly probation reports. His failure to comply with those conditions led to the November suspension.

As part of the November discipline, McDonagh was to submit a law office management plan, file quarterly probation reports and make restitution payments.

His failure to do so led to the April suspension order.