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Beau James Nokes

Beau James Nokes

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Medical Malpractice

About Me

I have been in practice exclusively in the area of personal injury law since 1985. Since that time, I have litigated hundreds of cases involving product liability, automobile accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, dog bites and general negligence. I have earned and maintained an AV preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest rating available.

My main interest outside the law (other than my beautiful wife, who is also my law partner). is music. I have had several songs published, and I try to have band practice on a weekly basis with my wife Shari (who is my drummer) and our guitarist, Steve Miller (not the famous one.)


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    29 years
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    29 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    29 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Dmitriy Cherepinskiy

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nokes prosecuted a medical malpractice case against my client. He is extremely ethical and hard working, and he has a deep understanding of both law and medicine. Any client would be lucky to be represented by Mr. Nokes !!!


    Dmitriy Cherepinskiy Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. Beau is my "go to" attorney for personal injury matters. All of the clients I have referred have been very satisfied with his work and results. They have also praised the level of respect Beau has shown them as clients.


    George Straggas
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Nokes & Nokes, A Law Corporation

120 Vantis, Suite 520
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Av RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNokes & Nokes1998 - Present
PartnerLopez & Hodes1990 - 1998
PartnerBarth, Lopez & Hodes1988 - 1990
AssociateBarth & Lopez1985 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Aliso Viejo Chamber of CommercePresident-Elect2015 - 2015
Aliso Viejo Chamber of CommerceChair, Education Committee2012 - Present
Aliso Viejo Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2012 - Present
South Orange County Regional Chambers of CommerceAmbassador2009 - 2010
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1986 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present
Phi Kappa Phi honor societyMember1982 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember1982 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Anguiano v. Maugrum-Walsh$143,501.27 judgment
Doe minor v. VillalbaSettlement: $658,652.00 in net payouts to client
Webb v. Baldwin$880,000.00 settlement (minimum payout)

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Publication NameTitleDate
Primary Care: Clinics in Office PracticeMedical-Legal Issues Regarding Patients With Low Back Pain2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of UtahLinguisticsBA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
14th International Conference on Integrated Care, 2-4 April, 2014, BrusselsIntegrated Care, Physicians, Mental Health and Attorneys; Multi-Disciplinary Care in a Legal World2014
AVCC 2013 Education Breakfast #1Risk Management, Protecting Your Assets, Reputation and Karma in a Dangerous World2013
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association 14th Annual ConferenceIntegrated Care, Physicians, Healthcare Execs, and Attorneys2012
CTLA Breast Implant Litigation ConferenceDefendant Identification and Jurisdiction Issues1995