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Christopher Walter Dull

Divorce and separation Attorney at Aliso Viejo, CA

4.8   48 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

    16 years, 500 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

    16 years, 250 cases

  4. Expungement
    10%

    16 years, 300 cases

  5. Family
    10%
    Divorce, Legal Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Domestic Violence, Restraining Orders, Property Division

    16 years, 500 cases

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

    16 years, 300 cases

  7. Child support
    5%

    16 years, 300 cases

  8. Estate planning
    5%

    16 years

Christopher W. Dull attended law school at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, CA. While in law school he received numerous scholarship awards including the Western State Alumni Association 2008 Bar Scholarship, Amanda and Joshua Garcia Book Scholarship and the American Bar Association Diversity Bar Scholarship.

Upon graduating law school and passing the CA bar exam in 2008, Mr. Dull worked in the legal department of EMC corporation where he gained valuable insight on all aspects of business and corporate law. Also Mr. Dull has served as an adjunct professor for Silicon Valley Law School.

Mr. Dull established the Law Offices of Christopher W. Dull in August 2010.  He is a member of the State Bar of California and is certified as a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Location

Law Offices of Christopher W. Dull
65 Enterprise, Suite 300
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Posted by Kate | April 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for the Representation
We were very happy to have Chris represent our family. He's sharp, no-nonsense, and helped us navigate through the slow legal process. Chris is very diligent, he does quality work, and he made us feel comfortable and confident throughout the whole process. Chris is very professional, informative, and knowledgeable about family matters. He was patient and spent a lot of time answering all our questions. We highly recommend Chris to anyone who needs a competent and efficient family law attorney.
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Posted by Helen | December 24, 2021
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Divorce Finalized
I hired Christopher to finalize my divorce. He worked with me to make sure everything was done right regarding my paperwork. I hired him after reading so many positive reviews from other clients. I can say I had a positive experience as well.
Posted by Adam | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prenuptial Agreement Done to Satisfaction
I hired Christopher to do my prenuptial agreement. He took my information, explained the process and did things timely without delay. Good work and I would hire him again.
Posted by Serena | November 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Uncontested Divorce Made Easy
I hired Mr. Dull because my ex-husband and I had an agreement on getting divorced and how to divide our property but we just did not know the process, what forms to feel out or how to get divorced. Mr. Dull helped guide me through the process and made our divorce easy and painless. Also, he worked around my work schedule when I needed to meet with him to fill out my divorce papers and he was pretty responsive when I had questions on my divorce. I could not recommend a better attorney.
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Posted by John | October 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable, effective and transparent
Chris helped me through my divorce by making things seamless, simple and pain free. I am clueless about the whole legal system and he made it all Make sense. I am so glad I hired him
Posted by Lorena | July 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce made easy
I hired Mr. Dull to help me with my uncontested divorce as I had never been divorced before and did not know where to start. He explained everything and helped me fill out all forms and reached out to my ex-husband to get his cooperation on a full settlement agreement. Mr. Dull made the process stress-free and I'm thankful I hired him.
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Posted by Adrian | November 17, 2020
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Absolutely the Best Attorney
Not much more to say about Chris that others have not said already. I hired Chris to help me with my domestic violence matter both in criminal court and family court and he got both cases dismissed. I started off with another attorney who only cared about money. When I hired Chris he was upfront about my options and his strategy. I put my trust in him and it paid off. The results speak for themselves. This guy is straight forward and cares about the outcome. Beyond grateful.
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Posted by Kyle | November 2, 2020
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Top Notch Attorney
Christopher represented me in my divorce case and he did a stellar job. He was very strategic, insightful and was good at anticipating my ex-wife and her attorney's moves and arguments. I am so grateful that I hired Christopher to complete my divorce and give me piece of mind. Christopher always had my back throughout the process and was tough as nails when it came down to the nitty gritty.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2020
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Superb attorney and advocator
Chris stepped on my divorce case during my toughest time. He provided insightful strategies to expose lies in the false restraining order and advised the best ways to trace and claim separate properties. Mr. Dull always advocates for his client effectively with the strong sense of justice. He replies message, email and phone calls promptly and efficiently. Even when matters are complicated, he never needed me to repeat and got the point right away. A bonus point is that his documentation always reads precise, strong and concise. I'd highly recommend Mr. Dull for any family cases.
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Posted by Erin | May 15, 2020
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Got the job done during this pandemic
I hired Christopher Dull to complete my divorce papers. Despite the shelter in place order, he was able to do Zoom calls with my ex husband and I to go over our issues and draft our divorce papers. In the age of technology Mr. Dull found a way to complete everything without having to meet in person. He was very responsive and gave good advice on how best to resolve certain issues.
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Posted by Susan | April 21, 2020
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Remarkable Attorney
I hired Mr. Dull for my divorce case and he did a remarkable job. He was there to give me advice through the process and calm my nerves when court became stressful. He gets good results. Happy I hired him.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
I hired Mr. Dull to help me with my divorce case. I tried to represent myself but my ex had an attorney and it was too stressful. Mr. Dull had experience with my ex's attorney and with my judge. I got spousal support, child support, and Mr. Dull found a way for me to buy out my ex and keep the house.
Posted by Aaron | October 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very Good Family Law Attorney
Hi I hired Christopher to help me with my child custody and child support matter. He made me feel at ease about things and that I was not alone with this issue. He was straight up with me and gave me solid advice. At the end everything worked out. I'm with my son thanks to Christopher.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Rex
There is Nothing more I can said.....Just trust him!!!!!!!! Chris and his team did helpping me solved lots of cases since 2015. I have had lots of thanks to him from my heart. He saved my family!!!!!!
Posted by Isabel | August 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I was a client of Mr. Dull's. He took on my divorce case from start to finish. I had a very positive experience with him as he guided me through the process, took the time to explain to me what was going on and made sure I understood everything and that my interests were being best served. I highly recommend him if you are going through a divorce as well.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
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Very trustworthy and dependable.
It was very easy to work with Chris, as he proceeded with my case and completed it with due diligence.
Posted by James | December 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Valuable Attorney
As a client of Christopher, he helped me file for divorce, filed emergency orders and prepared all paperwork I needed for my divorce and when I went to court. I'm finally divorced. The positive experience I had is that I got the things I requested such as I have full custody of my kids. I am grateful for Christopher. I highly recommend him to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by Wayne | December 18, 2018
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Very Good Attorney
Christopher took my case from start to finish. Answered all my questions and explained the process. It was a straight forward divorce. I recommend this attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Effective and Strong Advocate
Divorce is one of the toughest things I had to go through in my life. Mr. Dull listened to what I was asking for and fought hard to get me everything I needed and that I was entitled to. He helped me in getting spousal support, buying out my ex-husband of our family home and making sure I got what I was entitled to in terms of stock and retirement from my ex husband who worked in tech. I am highly satisfied with the representation I received.
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Posted by Ruben | November 24, 2018
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Exceptional Attorney
Christopher took my case and listened and prepared me for what was to come. His knowledge and skills really helped me in getting through this difficult divorce. I recommend him for divorce. He gets the job done. I was able to get divorced and got a fair settlement with custody and property division.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Christopher W. Dull
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Silicon Valley Law School
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Senior Contracts Adminstrator
  • EMC Corporation
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern/Extern
  • Money Mailer
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of William Ballinger
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Western State Univ Col
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • San Jose State Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order
  • restraining order dismissed and client given unsupervised visitation with overnights
  • Family Law Dissolution Case
  • Support and Attorney Fees for Client

Associations

  • West Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers Committee
  • Barrister of the Year Award Selection Commitee
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers Committee
  • Leadership Program Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award for 2021
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice Award for 2020
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • 5 years 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award for 2019
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award for 2018
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 4 years 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award for 2017
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 3 years 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Best Child Support Lawyers in San Jose 2017
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award for 2016
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 2 years 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award for 2015
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent 2015
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award for 2014
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2014
  • Bar Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Joshua Garcia Book Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Diversity Bar Scholarship
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Community Workshop
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning Workshop
  • 2014
  • Implementing the Right Legal Management Software
  • Legal Management Technology
  • 2012
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (39)
Endorse Christopher
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Dull is a knowledgeable and hard-working attorney who clearly cares about his clients. Great lawyer and advocate."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked opposite of Mr. Dull during several divorce cases. I found Mr. Dull to be reasonable, responsive, and good advocate for his client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is a honest and very knowledgable attorney who works hard for his clients. I had to the fortune of seeing him at work in the past and have nothing but great things to say about him."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is an excellent attorney. He will treat you honestly and fairly. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris Dull is an amazing attorney. He is extremely intelligent and very punctual. He fervently fights for his clients in and out the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Dull for many years. He works hard for his clients and represents them zealously and effectively."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Dull's skills as an experienced family law attorney."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dull is bright, hard-working, and respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr Dull has demonstrated to me an exemplary work ethic and is extremely bright and energetic. I would not hesitate in referring him a tough case and knowing he would get good results for the client. Two thumbs up!"
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a genuine guy who will take good care of you. He's a good person and a lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is hard working and with his network of lawyers at the Santa Clara County Bar Association has positioned himself for success. I recommend Chris because of his honest approach and professionalism in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Friend
"Chris is a nice guy and a great lawyer. He is very caring towards his clients. He knows the law. He represents his clients well."
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