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Joseph Torri

also known as Joe Torri, Law Offices of Joseph Torri

About me

I am a problem solver looking out for my clients and their children. These are not easy times for families facing divorce and child custody litigation.  I will provide sound legal advice to help the parties come to a reasonable settlement. If, however, the parties can't reach a settlement, I will guide the client through the litigation process. I take pride in my work, and truly apprceciate it when former clients refer their friends and family members for my services.

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I obtained my Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Cal. State Fullerton. I also minored in Speech Communication. I used to play baseball at Cal. State Fullerton, and am a competitor at heart. I enjoy the opportunity to represent clients both in and out of court. Negotiating a fair settlement for my clients is a top priority! I welcome the opportunity to serve current and potential clients. I truly appreciate that you are taking the time to review my profile. Searching for a lawyer to represent your case is a daunting process. I am here to help make that process easier. I am a Former Deputy District Attorney and Deputy Public Defender. I am a trial attorney with excellent negotiation skills. If your case can't be settled out of court, I will litigate the legal issues inside a courtroom. Please feel free to call for an initial consultation.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
    11 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    11 years
  3. Divorce: 30%
    11 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dayn Anthony Holstrom

    I endorse this lawyer. He gives sound legal advice and is an asset to this profession.


    Dayn Holstrom Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cathleen Elisabeth Norton

    Mr. Torri's strength as an advocate lies in knowing how to handle the cross-over issues of both family and criminal law, and his clients benefit immensely from his knowledge and skill in both areas; I am happy to endorse him as a fellow lawyer in the legal community.


    Cathleen Norton Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Joseph Torri

8256 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA, 90241

Law Offices of Joseph Torri

4255 Main Street
Suite 12
Riverside, CA, 92501

Law Offices of Joseph Torri

6 Centerpointe Drive
Suite 700
La Palma, CA, 90623

Law Offices of Joseph Torri

111 W. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Law Offices of Joseph Torri

21515 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA, 90503



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor Child CustodyAVVO2014
Certificate of TributeHarriet Buhai Center for Family Law2014
Top Contributor FamilyAVVO2014
Top Contributor Child CustodyAVVO2013
Top Contributor DivorceAVVO2013
Recognized for Professional Conduct and ExperienceAVVO2012
Clients' Choice Child CustodyAVVO2012
Certificate of RecognitionRiverside County Public Defender2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Joseph Torri2009 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Deputy Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office2005 - 2008
OwnerTorri Law Firm2004 - 2005
Law ClerkLong Beach City Prosecutor's Office2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Orange County Bar AssociationVice President2016 - Present
South Orange County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2015 - Present
South Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
North Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaFee Arbitrator2014 - Present
South Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
South Orange County Bar AssociationTreasurer2014 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar Association Speakers BureauVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAttorney2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2004 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaAttorney2004 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Legislative Resolutions CommitteeAttorney Member2015 - 2015
South Orange County Bar AssociationCo-chair2015 - 2015
Whittier Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - 2015
Los Angeles County Superior Court, FamilyAttorney Mediator Volunteer2014 - 2015
Harriett Buhai Center for Family LawVolunteer Attorney2013 - 2015
Desert Business AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Riverside County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - 2011
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2009 - 2010
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney Member2004 - 2005
Public Law CenterVolunteer Attorney2004 - 2005
Criminal Justice Student Association Cal. State FullertonFormer President1996 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Castro DISMISSED After TrialDismissed
People v. Layson DISMISSED in TrialDismissed
People v. Gutierrez HUNG JURYHung Jury - Mistrial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
California State University, FullertonCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Orange County Bar Association Speaking Engagement WISEPlace Hotel for WomenDivorce & Separation Domestic Relations: Domestic Violence2014
Radio Guest Attorney SpeakerDrug Laws and Drug Court2007
Attorney Educating EmployeesHarassment Prevention Training2005