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Wayne Philips

Wayne Philips

Practice areas:

Business, Family, Real Estate, Elder Law

About Me

When you need an expert trial lawyer, look on the top shelf! That's where you will find Wayne Philips Law. Even if trial is not in your future, you have great comfort knowing a first rate trial attorney is in your corner.

We practice law like you always wished someone would. Smart. Aggressive. Cost-effective. Wayne Philips personally tried hundreds of cases--as one client succinctly put it, "he doesn't like to lose!"

Quality lawyering from a firm that knows how to win cases--that's what we offer. Our priority is to fix your problem as quickly, painlessly, and cost-effectively as possible. Come to us for the tough problems other attorneys avoid (or make). We handle the twists and turns others don't even think of. Wayne Philips Law--worth your investment.

Contact us to get the ball rolling!


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Business: 35%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 25%
  4. Elder Law: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • William David Ausman

    I endorse this lawyer. Wayne Philips is a hardworking, straight shooter who knows how to get things done.


    William Ausman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • John David Ireland

    I have no hesitation in recommending or referring clients to Wayne Philips. Wayne is a lawyer’s lawyer. Extremely knowledgable and excellent in the courtroom, I greatly appreciate having the opportunity to consult with him on my own cases. His ability to size up a situation and take effective and assertive action is top-notch. I highly recommend him.


    John Ireland Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

26060 Acero, Suite 217
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691


MIActive And In Good Standing200306/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Mandatory Fee ArbitratorOrange County Bar Association2014
Mandatory Fee ArbitratorOrange County Bar Association2013
Attorney CoachNational High School Mock Trial Competition2013
Mandatory Fee ArbitratorOrange County Bar Association2012
Attorney CoachNational High School Mock Trial Competition2012
Attorney CoachNational High School Mock Trial Competition2011
AdmitedCourt of Federal Claims2005
Leadership AwardU.S. Government2004
Mayor's CommendationLocal Housing Task Force2002
Distinguished GraduateNational Institute of Trial Advocacy2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselRutherford & Associates2002 - 2005
U.S. MilitaryJudge Advocate General (JAG)1998 - 2002
Managing AttorneyWayne Philips Law1997 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Courts of England & WalesSolicitor, Admitted to RollsN/A
Orange County Mandatory Fee ArbitrationArbitratorN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Gaddis v. United StatesAppeal from trial verdict -- Client won
Cantamar v. SmurroTrial to verdict -- client won.
Manriquez v. Green Tree Servicing, LLCTrial -- case favorably settled before verdict.

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Publication NameTitleDate
SLOGrandparent Visitation in California2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman UniversityPsychologyMaster of ArtsN/A
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificWith DistinctionDoctorate of JurisprudenceN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Laughlin Senior's CenterSkilled Nursing benefits via MedicareN/A
Continuing Legal EducationGrandparent Visitation in CaliforniaN/A
CA HOA Round-UpHomeowner Associations -- Getting the Bugs OutN/A