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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    17 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    17 years, 2 thousand cases



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Contact info

Law Office of Michael L. Guisti

2030 Main Street
Suite 1300
Irvine, CA, 92614

Law Office of Michael L. Guisti

10971 Garden Grove Blvd
Suite E
Garden Grove, CA, 92843



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
The Nation's Ton One percentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top Ten LitigatorsBrutaco2011
Marjorie Day AwardRobert A. Banyard Inn of Court2004
American Jurisprudence AwardBancroft Whitney1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Michael L. Guisti1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Robert A. Banyard American Inn of CourtBarrister2000 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Italian-American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. RobertsCharge reduced from felony to infraction
People v. BuiDA reduced charges from Gang Murder to to accessory after the fact
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Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County RegisterDA Adopts Shaming Tactics2013
California Civil ProcedureForeign Judgements2012
Western State University Law ReviewCalifornia Antitrust Law After Weil2004
California Appellate ReporterIn Re Marriage of Rassier2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
American CollegeInsuranceCLU1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Regular meetingOffice of Board of Equalization2014
Hearing on VotingPrecinct Re-districtingRe-Districting of Voting Precincts2011
Townhall MeetingPolice Brutality2008
Regular MeetingThe Accidental Accomplice2004
Commencement CeremonyCommencement Address1999