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Barry Ira Besser

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Child Support… more 

  • Orange, CA

About Me

My firm, which is based in Orange County, has served in the State of California since 1979, handling: family law, which includes divorce, custody, visitation & support; personal injury, such as auto accidents and slip & fall matters; civil litigation; and criminal law, including DUI cases.


I am the Chairman of the Family Law Resolutions Committee to the State Bar on behalf of Orange County, and have been appointed by the Orange County Superior Court to serve as an Arbitrator of Personal Injury cases, and to sit as a Judge Pro Tem. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association, a past board member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Past-President of the Orange County Barristers, and belong to the Orange Rotary Club.


I represent clients in every level of the California State court system.

The cornerstone of my success is the quality relationship that I maintain with clients. Clients are treated with integrity and respect for their needs, goals, and objectives. I focus on intelligent legal representation and pledge to listen to and communicate with clients.


I use the latest technology and cost-effective methods to provide services in a professional and friendly atmosphere.


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Practice Areas

  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
    35 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    35 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    35 years
  4. Child Custody: 10%
    35 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Roy Lee Comer

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Barry since we were in law school together. He is a tireless advocate for his clients, continually learning and approaching each matter with tenacity and attention. He continues to obtain great results for those who entrust their legal concerns with him.


    Roy Comer Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bettina Yanez

    I endorse this lawyer because he is honest and trustworthy. I am a member with him in various legal organizations and he is always pleasant and very helpful.


    Bettina Yanez Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Besser Barry Law Offices Of

333 City Boulevard West, Ste. 1700
Orange, CA, 92868


5000 Birch Street, West Tower
Suite 3000
Newport Beach, CA, 92660




Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Disbarment
    issued in CA, 2014


    Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the California State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 5 Family Law Attorneys in Orange CountyOrange County Metro Magazine2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1992 - 1995
Family Law SectionChairman1989 - Present
Orange County BarristersPresident1989 - Present
Orange County BarristersMember1988 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1979 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
California State University at NorthridgeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
California Conference of Bar AssociationsResolution on Spousal Support, which is now AB 17272011
CONFERENCE OF DELEGATESResolution on Domestic Violence, which is now AB 17382009
Conference of DelegatesFamily Law Resolutions to modify existing law2008
Conference of DelegatesResolutions to change the law in Family Law related cases2007
Conference of DelegatesResolutions to modify the Family Code2006