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Gerald Anthony Maggio

also known as Gerald Maggio

About me

Orange County divorce attorney Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced  family law and divorce attorney dedicated to providing a personalized approach to each client's legal representation based on their needs. 


Mr. Maggio is experienced in all aspects of family law and divorce matters, including child custody and support, spousal support, marital asset division, and stepparent adoptions.  Mr. Maggio has a reputation of fighting for client rights with compassion, experience, and professionalism with the goal of navigating his clients through the complicated legal process as quickly as possible so his clients can move on with their lives.


Mr. Maggio is also a trained divorce mediator who has amicably resolved many cases out of court because the court system is not necessarily always the best option to resolving cases.  He believes in the mediation process to help families resolve their conflicts peacefully in the hopes of preserving family assets, integrity and respect, in the real world, with the understanding that court should always be the forum of very last resort.


Mr. Maggio understands that divorce is one of the most stressful and agonizing events that someone can ever experience in life, and he works with clients to help them get through their divorce or family law matter as quickly and painlessly as possible.  


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    18 years
  2. Family: 25%
    18 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    18 years
  4. Child Support: 15%
    18 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    18 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Gregory Garth Brown

    I have been practicing law for 23 years. If I needed a family law attorney, I would hire Mr. Maggio. I worked as co-counsel with Mr. Maggio on a complex dissolution matter involving spousal support, child support, custody and enormous forensic accounting issues covering 3 separate businesses. The case, unfortunately, spanned a 3 year period. The trial was extensive (long cause covering a 12 month period) and hotly contested. Mr. Maggio was at all times knowledgeable, responsive, understanding and reasonable. I observed his work over a lengthy period of time and found him to be ethical, highly competent and experienced in this emotionally charged area of law practice. He has my full endorsement. If I can provide any additional information about Mr. Maggio's work, I would be happy to do so. Gregory G. Brown, Brown & Charbonneau, LLP


    Gregory Brown Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ronald Michael Cordova

    I endorse this lawyer. Gerry Maggio represented the opposing party in two of my recent family law matters. In both instances, he did so knowledgeably, vigorously and ethically - a standard always demanded, but often not met. In the first case, which was litigated, Gerry was prepared and well-spoken, polite but unrelenting in cross-examination. In the second matter, in which a negotiated resolution was reached, he was firm, but reasonable in advocating his client's position. I look forward seeing him across the counsel or conference table again.


    Ronald Cordova Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Maggio Law Firm

Main Office
420 Exchange, Suite 270
Irvine, CA, 92602


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Featured Attorney In 2013 Top Attorney's IssueOC Metro Magazine2013
Featured Attorney in 2012 Top Attorneys issueOC Metro Magazine2012
Dean's ListWestern State University College of Law1994
Dean's ListWestern State University College of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderCalifornia Divorce Mediators2014 - Present
Senior PartnerThe Maggio Law Firm, Inc.2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyCorbett, Steelman & Specter2004 - 2005
Associate AttorneyMcArdle & Associates, P.C.2003 - 2004
Associate AttorneyRizio & Nelson1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
The National Advocates Top 100 LawyersMember2015 - Present
Riverside County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Custody Case Case-Orange County Superior CourtMother has sole legal and physical custody of the minor child, with Father having supervised visitation, random drug testing, and child support
IRMO Smith (Orange County Superior Court)Mother and children located, CA court ordered return of minor children to California into Father's custody, children were returned to California to Father.
IRMO Thiery (Orange County Superior Court)Father awarded custody of the minor child with supervised visitation to mother.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
San Diego State UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SCORE seminarFamily Law Issues & Implications on Your Business2013