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Michael L Guisti

Michael L Guisti

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

 photography, music, motorcycling, travel,


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

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



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Mark Wayne Girdner

    I endorse Michael Guisti. Hard working and aggressive attorney who is dedicated to the success of his clients. Respected by his colleagues within the legal community.


    Mark Girdner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hieu N Vu

    Mr. Guisti is a consummate professional who attends to the needs of his clients with attention to detail and does so while simultaneously employing unmatched integrity. He is also very aggressive when he needs to be and cool when the situation calls for it. Put differently, he knows how to litigate and litigate well I endorse this lawyer.


    Hieu Vu Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Michael L. Guisti

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



Professional Misconduct

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

See all Legal Cases 

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