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Chris lives in Newport Beach with his wife, Deborah Young, and three children.  Chris met Deborah in 1991 when they started law school at Hastings.  They both graduated in 1994, and married in 1995.  When he's not spending time with his family, Chris is an avid poker player and sports enthusiast who enjoys working out and watching his favorite NFL team, the NY Giants.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 40%
  2. Venture Capital: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Business: 20%



Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (25-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Ayayo Law Offices

940 South Coast Drive
Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Student Leader AwardHastings College of the Law1994
Member, National Moot Court TeamHastings College of the Law1994
Member, Hastings Constitutional Law QuarterlyHastings College of the Law1992
Phi Beta KappaRutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway P1991
General HonorsRutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway1991
Henry Rutgers ScholarRutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAyayo Law Offices1997 - Present
CEO and Co-FounderNanopower Technologies2000 - 2002
Chief Operating OfficerDin Din at the Bamboo Terrace1997 - 2005
AssociateNossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott1996 - 1997
AssociateSedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP1994 - 1996
Judicial ExternCalifornia Court Of Appeal1994 - 1994
Summer AssociateSedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP1993 - 1993
Summer Law ClerkSan Francisco City Attorney's Office1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationCommittee Member, Legal Referral and Information Services2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationFee Arbitrator, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee2006 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tri-Star Capital v. Yard HouseSuccessfully defended case and collected approximately $250,000 in attorney's fees
Meshekoff Probate and Trust EstatePrevailed in multiple lawsuits filed against the estate and representatives, multi-million dollar estate distributed in accordance with will and trust
Hartford v. T & K ConstructionCase dismissed with prejudice. Plaintiff finally realized after 1 year of litigation and extensive discovery that our client was not liable for the damages
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/PiscatawayPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991