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I  was born and raised in southern California. I graduated from Brigham Young University (B.A., History, 2000) and Western State University College of Law (J.D., 2004, Scholarly Merit). All through law school, I worked as a law clerk for my father, Barry J. Wishart, who had practiced family law since 1982. As such, I have been in the business for more than 13 years and have been trained by one of the elite attorneys in the county. 

     I have been married for more than fifteen years.  I also have eight children. I am a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Family Law Section, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. In 2006, I was elected and appointed to the Executive Committee of the Orange County Bar Association's Family Law Section, where I served until 2009. In 2013, I was appointed as a member of the State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee (FLEXCOMM), Orange County Standing Committee.

      I have authored several articles on the subject of family law which have been published at, an online magazine or e-zine. I volunteer time and am featured as an "Expert" of the "Divorce Support Center" (, a non profit organization that helps individuals and families in crisis. 

     My practice is exclusively dedicated to Family Law.  I currently accept cases in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties.


Practice areas


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



Hourly ($400/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Wendy Leigh Christense Fountain

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wishart is professional and a terrific advocate for his client.


    Wendy Fountain Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Gerald Anthony Maggio

    I endorse Brett. I have been the opposing counsel on cases with Brett Wishart and his firm and I have found he and his firm to be very prepared, professional and knowledgeable. Moreover, he is very reputable and not underhanded in ways that end up causing his clients (or mine) to spend unnecessary legal fees. He has the ability to both advocate for his client's interests and still work reasonably with opposing counsel. Brett is a definite asset to our profession.


    Gerald Maggio Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info


Suite 290
IRVINE, CA, 92618


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 BEST" ATTORNEY NOMINATION FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIAAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
TOP LAWYEROC Metro Magazine2014
Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO2013
CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD 2012Avvo.com2012
Elected Member-At-Large Under 5 YearsOrange County Bar Association Family Law Section2008
Elected Member-At-Large Under 5 YearsOrange County Bar Association Family Law Section2007
Honors in Scholarly MeritWestern State University College of Law2004
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWishart & Associates LLP2013 - 2014
Senior Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Wishart & Garland2009 - 2013
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Wishart & Garland2005 - 2009
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Wishart & Garland2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Executive Committe of the Family Law Section of the California Bar (FLEXCOM) Orange County Standing CommitteeBoard Member2013 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2004 - Present
Brea Chamber of CommerceMember2004 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeCommittee Member2006 - 2009
Young Lawyers Association Orange County DivisionMember2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jacqueline W.Other party's requests for spousal support and division of home and business were denied. Court found Husband not to be a credible witness. My client kept her home and her business. Husband was ordered to pay for all of his own attorney fees.
Laurie G.The opposing party's visitation was reduced and his child support obligation to my client increased by $1,000.00 per month. Judge also ordered him to pay nearly all my client's attorney fees.
Steve S.Other party's request denied. Custody and visitation rights fully restored. Their request for attorney fees denied.
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Publication nameTitleDate
LAFAMILY.COM"Will I Be Happier After Divorce?"2012
LAFAMILY.COM"The Language of Family Law"2012
LAFAMILY.COM"Polygraphs & Perjury in Divorce Court"2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Brigham Young UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bridging the GapFamily Law Representative at Open Booth Luncheon2008
Bridging the GapFamily Law Representative at Open Booth Luncheon2007
J. Reuben Clark Law Society Western State University College of Law chapter.The Practice of Family law--What is it Really Like?2006