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Philip Michael Daigneault

Family Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    The most experienced family law firm in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. We often represent other attorneys, judges, accountants and other professionals in their divorce proceedings. We sit as Mediators for the Los Angeles County Superior courts. We have the experience to get you through this life transition. We will help you to feel in control and less anxious.

    35 years

  2. Family

  3. Child custody

  4. Litigation
    Family Law Litigation

    8 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials

  6. Mediation


I am also member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association where I serve as a member of the Bench and Bar Committee. The Bench and Bar Committee serves as a liaison between the judges and the attorneys which practice as members of the LACBA. I am also a former director of the South Bay Bar Association where I chaired the litigation committee. I have served on numerous charitable foundations including the Peninsula Education Foundation where I served as trustee and chaired the endowment committee.

I have taught and lectured other attorneys at California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education courses on topics ranging from phantom income, complex cash flow and business valuations to domestic violence and child custody.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my wife Linda and three beautiful children Taylor, Ashley and Derek. I am also an avid waterman and enjoy surfing and sailing.

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Daigneault Law
3828 Carson St #100
Torrance, CA, 90503


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by AROE | March 31, 2010
This is the lawyer you need for a divorce
Philip came on board from my restraining order case to temporary spousal support case and he is still with me for the rest. I have to say that he is a truly amazing lawyer. Everytime we went to court I did not expect to win. However he would win. And what else do you want from a good divorce lawyer than winning. And as far as spousal support what he got me exceeded my max expectations. I am very happy with him, and he is a great guy. I am very lucky to have been referred to him. Two thumbs up.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I retained Philip Daigneault to represent me in my divorce. He took over the case under dire circumstances: my former attorney kept piling up legal bills, negotiated a support stipulation that would have led to my bankruptcy, and let my case stagnate for over 6 months. The former attorney wanted to place a lien on my house for $100,000 to cover litigation expenses. My ex- and her attorneys were not responsive, used sharp tactics to gain advantage, had little regard for facts, argued oral agreement for transfer of real estate based on undocumented conversations 15 years ago, ignored a bona fide settlement offer, and repeatedly threatened to dispose of my household property. The former attorney seemed to be at a loss with how to deal with all this. Philip quickly and efficiently took over my case, prepared for trial, won a critical RFO hearing on support, and negotiated a full settlement within 2 months! Results were better than I could have imagined. He obtained everything I needed and obtained concessions I could not have imagined. And, he did this while containing costs and fees. He and his team are terrific and knowledgeable attorneys who just happen to provide excellent customer service. They are highly experienced, knowledgeable, responsive, professional, ethical, and honest. As a consumer, I feel I received top value. Philip is a terrific human being who has restored my faith in lawyers. I can attest that there is a class of ethical, highly effective lawyers and Phil Daigneault is at the top of that class.
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Posted by Jeannette | December 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Philip is an incredible professional whose skills paired with his genuine care during my Parental Alienation case was an absolute Godsend. He has a thorough understanding of co-parenting dynamics. His well-executed, holistic approach was instrumental in helping me successfully foster a renewed relationship with my child. Philip resolved the conflict in a way that always had my child’s best interest at heart and at the same time, he was very mindful of my financial limitations. Working with Philip gave me faith and hope again. Thank you so much, Philip!
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Posted by Thomas | May 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Philip is very knowledgeable in the Family Law area. He resolved my problem very quickly with no hassles. He has great client communications. Always returned my calls right away. Thank You Philip!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally difficult process but Philip dragged it over the finish line
Exceptionally difficult divorce due to the unyeilding, intransigent approach adopted by my ex and opposing council. Philip took a calm, steady approach that eventually terminated in a fair settlement. Recommended.
Posted by Nick | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She wanted everything
Phil saved my ____. My ex wouldn't take yes for an answer, she wanted more. Phil was able to work with her attorney and get my freedom for what was fair and legal. Throughout the process Phil, Wendy Jones and paralegals Stacy and Hannah worked quickly and without incurring unnecessary hours. They truly cared about keeping my costs in check. Phil's knowledge of the process and my rights gave me comfort and protected my future. Thank you Phil. I highly recommend him if you're ready to move on and need an advocate for your rights.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 115-425 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Daigneault Law
  • 1989 - Present


  • Ventura College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • IRMO Kolodny
  • Settled


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Bench and Bar Relations Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1989 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association (LA)
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • South Bay Bar Association (LA)
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • South Bay Bar Association (LA)
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015


  • CalDisso
  • PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: They can be good for everyone.
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Cross over issues in Familylaw and Criminal Law
  • Family Law Domestic Violence
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Litigation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer - I admire his standing in our community, being as my firm leans towards real estate law, I have found Mr. Daigneault to be reliable and Knowledgeable source in his area of practice"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I truly admire Phillip's expertise in divorce law. As an immigration lawyer, I face divorce law matters with my clients, and Philip has been very helpful. I highly recommend Philip to those in need of divorce law expertise"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Philip and his staff are highly effective and extremely efficient. Mr. Daigneault has has a long family history of practicing Family Law and that experience enables Mr. Daigneault to be an assertive and knowledgeable attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation
Domestic violence