I was born and raised in southern California. I graduated from Brigham Young University (B.A., History, 2000) and Western State University College of Law (J.D., 2004, Scholarly Merit). All through law school, I worked as a law clerk for my father, Barry J. Wishart, who had practiced family law since 1982. As such, I have been in the business for more than 13 years and have been trained by one of the elite attorneys in the county.
I have been married for more than fifteen years. I also have eight children. I am a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Family Law Section, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. In 2006, I was elected and appointed to the Executive Committee of the Orange County Bar Association's Family Law Section, where I served until 2009. In 2013, I was appointed as a member of the State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee (FLEXCOMM), Orange County Standing Committee.
I have authored several articles on the subject of family law which have been published at lafamily.com, an online magazine or e-zine. I volunteer time and am featured as an "Expert" of the "Divorce Support Center" (divorcesupportcenter.org), a non profit organization that helps individuals and families in crisis.
My practice is exclusively dedicated to Family Law. I currently accept cases in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties.
Hourly ($400/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse Brett. I have been the opposing counsel on cases with Brett Wishart and his firm and I have found he and his firm to be very prepared, professional and knowledgeable. Moreover, he is very reputable and not underhanded in ways that end up causing his clients (or mine) to spend unnecessary legal fees. He has the ability to both advocate for his client's interests and still work reasonably with opposing counsel. Brett is a definite asset to our profession.
Gerald Maggio Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|"10 BEST" ATTORNEY NOMINATION FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|TOP LAWYER||OC Metro Magazine||2014|
|SUPERB RATED ATTORNEY||AVVO||2014|
|Excellent Rated Attorney||AVVO||2013|
|CLIENT DISTINCTION AWARD||Martindale.com Lawyers.com||2012|
|CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD 2012||Avvo.com||2012|
|Elected Member-At-Large Under 5 Years||Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section||2008|
|Elected Member-At-Large Under 5 Years||Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section||2007|
|Honors in Scholarly Merit||Western State University College of Law||2004|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1990|
|OWNER/FOUNDER||LAW OFFICES OF BRETT R. WISHART||2014 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Wishart & Associates LLP||2013 - 2014|
|Senior Trial Attorney||Law Offices of Wishart & Garland||2009 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Wishart & Garland||2005 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Wishart & Garland||2001 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Executive Committe of the Family Law Section of the California Bar (FLEXCOM) Orange County Standing Committee||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Committee Member||2006 - 2009|
|Young Lawyers Association Orange County Division||Member||2005 - 2009|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society||Member||2004 - Present|
|Brea Chamber of Commerce||Member||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Jacqueline W.||Other party's requests for spousal support and division of home and business were denied. Court found Husband not to be a credible witness. My client kept her home and her business. Husband was ordered to pay for all of his own attorney fees.|
|Laurie G.||The opposing party's visitation was reduced and his child support obligation to my client increased by $1,000.00 per month. Judge also ordered him to pay nearly all my client's attorney fees.|
|Steve S.||Other party's request denied. Custody and visitation rights fully restored. Their request for attorney fees denied.|
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|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Brigham Young Univ||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Bridging the Gap||Family Law Representative at Open Booth Luncheon||2008|
|Bridging the Gap||Family Law Representative at Open Booth Luncheon||2007|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society Western State University College of Law chapter.||The Practice of Family law--What is it Really Like?||2006|