I have done virtually everything a lawyer can do from contract drafting, to murder trials, to military trials, to civil and criminal appeals, to private judging, to testifying as an expert on lawyer competence, to teaching law school, etc. I have met some amazing people along the way who I proudly say are my friends. There are over 2,000 lawyers here in California who know me as "Dean" or "Professor" Talmo. I have instructed judges at conferences for administrative law judges (Children as Witnesses), superior court judges and appellate court justices (Legal logic). I have been a featured speaker for the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Women Lawyer's Association, The Orange County Federal Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association, the State Bar of California and numerous other lawyer groups.
My practice is relatively limited now. I represent all applicants and state icensed professionals who are facing license denial or discipline from their respective agencies or Departments (Nursing, Real Estate, Contractors, Day Care, etc.). I also represent businesses that are facing loss of USDA/SNAP vendor privileges or Conditional Use Permit (CUP) denials.
Several years ago I restarted my life after the sudden death of my wife. I spent a lot of time traveling and met a wonderful lady in Viet Nam while I was visiting my best client and closest friend. After many air miles, Diem and I married there. She is now a permanent US Resident. We share a beautiful home here in Santa Ana where she is the official client greeter. When you visit me, come hungry. Diem is a very good cook.
Languages Spoken: English, Vietnamese
Licensed since 1977
Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse this lawyer. I have been practicing law in Southern California for nearly twenty years. I that time I have never met a more knowledgeable and conscientious lawyer than Mr. Talmo. As the former dean of the local law school, Mr. Talmo is extremely well received in the legal community. I have often heard judges deferentially refer to him as "Dean" Talmo. His courtroom presentations are as fine as any lawyer I have ever seen practice. While it is always clear that Dean Talmo is the authority on whatever subject he is addressing, he has a knack for presenting his position in a manner that is neither predantic nor condecending. Further, his straght forward, honest approach in dealing with his cients is something that all lawyers should emulate. Anyone with a legal issue would be lucky to have dean Talmo has his lawyer.
Mark Fredrick Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||FINDLAW||2012|
|AV Rated Since 1985||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Civil Rights Award||ACLU Foundation of Southern California||1984|
|Law Review Editor||Pepperdine University School of Law||1976|
|Acting Dean||Western State University College of Law||1990 - 1993|
|Professor||Western State University College of Law||1979 - 2009|
|Legal Director, Orange County Chapter||ACLU Foundation of Southern California||1979 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Inns of Court||Member||1999 - 2001|
|American Inns of Court||Member||1990 - 1994|
|State Bar of California||Member||1977 - Present|
|Orange County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union||Legal Director||N/A|
|Landlord v. Video Store Owner||Landlord's case was dismissed|
|Exler v. Disneyland||Jury verdict in my client's favor.|
|United States v. Air Traffic Controllers||Successful job reinstatements|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Delaware||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association Dinner||Privacy Rights||2008|
|Admistrative Law Judges Annual Conference||Child Witnesses||1986|
|College of Trial Advocacy||Jury selection||1985|