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David Monarch was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006. Shortly after, he joined the team of Castle & Monarch Family Law. David was deemed Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization in 2012.  David is a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

David specializes in all aspects of family law including divorce, property division, business evaluation, paternity matters, child support, spousal support, contempts, domestic violence, child custody, visitation, and modification of support and custody/visitation orders. Clients range from common divorce with modest estates to many of the county's elite, including professional athletes, celebrities, and those with multimillion dollar estates.

David received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating possible and which rating is based upon an extensive survey of attorneys in the field, but more importantly a survey of the actual Judges who make the decisions and observe the trial skills of the attorneys first hand. David was listed as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015 and was recognized as a Top Young Lawyer for 2014 by Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. No more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.  On AVVO, David is rated Superb (10 out of 10) and was awarded Client's Choice Award for 2012 and 2014.

You can contact David at 949-305-9900  


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Practice areas


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



Hourly ($375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Norman Paul Katnik Jr.

    Mr. Monarch is an Attorney from a long line of legal scholars. I fully endorse this lawyer to provide excellent representation in your legal matter.


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Contact info

Castle & Monarch

20 Enterprise, Suite 350
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Clients ChoiceAvvo2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Southern California Rising StarsSouthern California Super Lawyers2015
Clients ChoiceAvvo2014
Top Young LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2014
Top Young LawyersOrange Coast Magazine2014
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2014
Southern California Rising StarsSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2013
Clients ChoiceAvvo2012
Certified Family Law SpecialistCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization2012
Evidence, Contracts, Property, Criminal ProcedureTrinity Scholar Awards2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCastle & Monarch2016 - Present
AssociateCastle & Monarch2006 - Present
Associate attorneyHorton Oberrecht Kirkpatrick & Martha2006 - 2006
Law ClerkOrange County District Attorney Office2005 - 2005
Judicial Law ClerkJudge Robert D. Monarch2005 - 2006
Legal InternOrange County District Attorney Office2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Simon Greenleaf School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
California Lutheran UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2003