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Denise J Trevino

Divorce and separation Attorney at Laguna Hills, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 23 years
    Arizona - AZ 29 years
    Utah - UT 33 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1994
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1990
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Denise

Learn Denise’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    20 years

  2. Child support

    20 years

  3. Domestic violence

    20 years

  4. Family
    I handle all types a divorce cases. I enjoy the courtroom experience including trial and litigation.

    20 years

  5. Child custody

    20 years

  6. Estate planning

    20 years

Denise Trevino has been practicing law for more than twenty years. She is the author of Divorce Essentials: What Every Person Facing Divorce Should Know. Divorce Essentials answers the basic questions that most people ask when considering a divorce. If you are interested in more information about the book, go to .

Denise has focused on family law in Orange County for more than fifteen years. However, her twenty years of practice have also included practice in both Arizona and Utah.

Denise Trevino represents individuals who are getting a divorce. The range of topics she reveiws in a typical dispute are division of a family business, custody litigation, property division, or support issues.

With a commitment to divorce litigation, Trevino Law understand the need for negotiation, but when matters are too important for negotiation, a judge must be involved.

As a member of the Family Law Section of the California State Bar and the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar, Denise spends her time enhancing her knowledge of family law and the issues which face her clients.

As an attorney, her goal is to represent clients in an ethically, expeditious manner that fosters the client’s goals. She represents individuals in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Irvine, and Laguna Niguel.

PRACTICE AREAS: Child Custody, Child Support, Property Division, Paternity/Parentage, Prenuptial Agreements, Domestic Violence or Restraining Orders, Hague Convention Cases, Interstate Custody Disputes.

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Trevino Law, Inc.
23121 Verdugo, Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA, 92653

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Posted by Sabrina Joseph | June 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer I dealt with
Denise has been a tremendous asset to have on my case. She is very responsive to any of your questions, emails and calls. She was extremely supportive. She GENUINELY WANTS YOU TO WIN.I lost trust on attorney's real intention. But she reconciles me with dealing with lawyers. There are good and genuine attorneys. She is one of them. She wrote books on abusive relationship and how to protect yourself from it legally. I just regret not meeting her at the beginning of my case. Definitely, I recommend her to all my gals!
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Posted by Lisa | August 4, 2022
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Great job
Denise handled my divorce quickly and efficiently. She communicated throughout the process and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. She is honest and fair and I would recommend her
Posted by Richard | October 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended.
When the world seemed to be falling apart around me, Denise helped me get through it. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Trevino Law to anyone facing a divorce.
Posted by Andrew | April 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Favorable Outcome with Denise's Help
Denise came highly recommended to me by an attorney friend. I had two previous consultations with attorneys and was left disappointed. Denise was great helping me reach a favorable outcome - much better than I had anticipated. She is reliable, available, responsive and professional. What I like best about Denise is that she balanced her role as an aggressive advocate with watching out for everybody's emotional state. She also had reasonable fees and was efficient with her time.
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Posted by Joe Martinez | January 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Honest Solution Provider
Family issues such as a Divorce can be very frustrating and stressful. It can also be extremely expensive especially if it lasted 11 years as my case did. I remembered what the accountant from my first attorney's firm said to me after they billed me 20K in expenses..." You should have planned your divorce better." Given the choices of providing for my two young sons or continuing with the first firm, we parted ways. After a few years of trying to work out the agreement myself, it came to a point where I needed help. Remembering what the accountant said I did just that and I planned my divorce better. Denise was recommended to me and I had called and set up a consultation. I had talked to two other firms already, Trust was a very important issue to me, and as our conversation moved forward, I knew she would work in my best interest and I retained her services. My case had a few twists involved and she was always on point prepping my case and in the court room. She also had a way of keeping my frustrations and emotions in check and even keeled. I trusted her and she gave me the results my family needed and settled my case in a timely manner. If you are looking for someone who will work hard for her client, she is one you should definitely consider.
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Posted by Bobb | September 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My Advocate
Denise was recommended to me by a mutual friend. She was the only one recommended. Providentially, her experience in life and law qualified her to represent me well. Her fees are very fair. Her professional courtesy kept negotiations with my ex and his lawyer fair and amicable. She advocated for me to come through the divorce favorably, even when I was slow to accept a more favorable settlement. She helped to keep the case out of the courtroom. She was always prompt to answer my questions respectfully. That helped me to rebuild my self respect after years of spousal disrespect. When I had religious biases she didn’t exert her own opinion. I’m very satisfied with the results of my divorce
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I finally received justice for Family Law ordeal
My Court experience was a very long exhausting one that lasted over 10 yrs, the back and forth with a smart defendant who utilized the flaws in the Court System as long as possible to drag everything out. I hired Denise toward the end of all this, when it required experience, knowledge, and patience to finally receive Justice, and full custody of my children. She was always there in Court, very supportive, always available for questions, and I would recommend her fully for any Family Law case.
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Response from Denise Trevino May 23, 2019
Thank you! I was glad to see your children home with you.
Posted by Susan | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Denise is highly organized and responsible. I could count on her to follow through with what she said she was going to do. She made sure the divorce paperwork went smoothly. Her patience and expertise helped me greatly when I was experiencing a considerable amount of anxiety. I can't thank her enough.
Response from Denise Trevino May 23, 2019
I appreciate the review. Divorce can be hard. My goal is to help make the transition easier.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Trevino Law, Inc.
  • 2005 - Present


  • Univ of Utah COL
  • law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Putative Domestic Partnership


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Arbitrator
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Chair, Chair Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Member at Large
  • 2007 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Chair, Chair Elect, Program Chair, Past Chair
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Nominee for Entrepreneur Award
  • Orange County Business Journal
  • N/A


  • Book
  • Divorce Essentials
  • 2020
  • Orange County Bar Journal
  • The Charachter of Transmutations
  • 2016
  • Orange County Bar Journal
  • Solo Practitioner's Section Benefits
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Technology
  • 2019
  • Teen MOPs meeting
  • A Teen Mom's Legal Rights
  • 2011
  • OCBA
  • Maintaining a Law Practice
  • 2010
  • Opening Your Own Law Firm
  • How to Open a Law Firm
  • 2009
  • JSA
  • Persuasion in the Legal Field
  • N/A
  • Chapman
  • Starting out in the Practice of Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Denise
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Denise Trevino on several cases and she is a great advocate for her clients. She is hard-working and diligent. I would highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is a good attorney who takes excellent care of her clients. She helps her family law clients by making the dissolution process easier. She tells them what to expect, answers their questions, and gives them the confidence of knowing that they are in good hands. I endorse this lawyer. I am glad to have Denise to refer my clients and friends."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is truly a pleasure to know. Her commitment to the profession and her involvement in the legal community is astounding. This endorsement stems from her repution as an caring advocate and an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is a very experienced and professional attorney. I have been on multiple boards with Denise and often sought her professional advice. I trust her judgement and advice."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Denise is a caring family law and estate planning lawyer who does excellent work for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise really cares about her clients - she goes beyond mere lawyering and instead works to achieve the absolute best results for her clients."
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Laguna Hills Divorce and separation Lawyer Denise J Trevino
Denise J Trevino
Divorce and separation Attorney
Laguna Hills, CA
Licensed for 33 years