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Correen Wiley Ferrentino

About me

I enjoy reading, yoga, and the beach. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    22 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Appeals: 40%
    13 years, 100 cases



Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin S Kuipers

    Correen Ferrentino is a skilled litigator and champion for her clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Benjamin Kuipers Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Travis James Burch

    Cori is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is respected by the bench and the bar. Her trial skills ensure she is able to get the best deals for her clients. She delivers a unique combination of compassion for her clients and vast knowledge of the law.


    Travis Burch Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

949 South Coast Dr.
Ste. 250
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Certified Criminal Law SpecialistCalifornia State Bar2012
Scholarship for Single MothersLoyola Law School1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Correen Ferrentino2006 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderOrange County Public Defender's Office1997 - 2006
Associate AttorneyKopeny and Associates1994 - 1997
Associate AttorneyStokke and Riddet1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
CJA Federal Capital Habeas PanelAttorney2011 - Present
CJA Federal Trial PanelAttorney2007 - Present
Federal Bar Association (California chapter)Attorney Member2007 - Present
Appellate Defenders, Inc.Panel Attorney2006 - Present
California Assoc. of Criminal JusticeMember Attorney1997 - Present
National Assoc. of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember Attorney1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Phillip K.Conviction Reversed on Appeal, Published Opinion
U.S. v. Lizandro R.Acquitted of Rape and Assault; Hung Jury for 2nd time on Murder, Gang Rico and Drug Conspiracy
People v. Xavier T.Hung Jury
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Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County RegisterDrug Dealer Charged with 1872013
Orange County RegisterThree arrested in bank-fraud scheme2013
The Associated Press3 charged in Calif.-based prostitution ring2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California - IrvinePsychologyOther - Bachelors1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Multi Track Federal Criminal DefenseGangs: Federal Pretrial Motions2006
Collaborative CourtsDrug Testing High School Students2004