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Barbara Ann Fritz

Family Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1986
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Law Office of Barbara Ann Fritz
369 San Miguel Dr.
Suite. 165
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


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Posted by Carl | September 21, 2017
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You would never want anyone else in a divorce. EVER!
The Best. Saved my life. No nonsense lawyer. Tells you the truth even if you don't like it. The proof is even my crazy ex wife recommends her to her friends. Can't get better than that. I look back and think how lucky I was to find her. It has been a while but I can also think of at least 5 other friends over the years I recommended her to and everyone loves me for this recommendation. The most important part I have learn going though a nasty divorce is that everyone in the court system knows her and respects her. You never want a lawyer that judges and other lawyers hate. They all know her and have to work with each other. You will never be sorry. I spent 1/10th what my ex spent in legal fees. I won every step of the way.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2015
Barbara is simply the best
We cannot say enough about Barbara and how professionally she handled our domestic situation. She represented our child as Minor's Counsel and from start to finish she was concerned with and devoted to what our child needed and desired. Barbara always made sure to put the child's voice first and consistently sought a efficient and amicable resolution to the domestic conflict. The end result is that our child's voice was heard by the court and the opposing parties and an agreement was reached. We would recommend her to anyone needing representation for their minor child or to represent any other party to a domestic legal issue. She is kind, honest, effective, and offers great insight.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2014
Attorney FOR the children
I would recommend Barbara for children who have no voice in the court system. She makes you and your children feel comfortable and genuinely cares about the outcome for the children. She fought long and hard in my case. My child's voice was heard through Barbara! Thank you Barbara for being there for us when we needed you!!
Posted by Zia | July 2, 2014
Powerful Attorney. Gets things done.
Excellent attorney. No nonsense. All business. Very trustworthy. She kept me abreast of proceedings. Very good in court. Very Professional. I think judges must have a lot of respect for her. I absolutely recommend Barbara A. Fritz. She succeeded in keeping my child with me.
Posted by Frank | June 29, 2014
I would recommend Barbara. She was professional, unbiased and responsive. Barbara was also very patient and nice to our child. If you are looking for an experienced lawyer you will be in good hands with Barbara.
Posted by NT | June 9, 2014
Two thumbs up to Ms. Fritz!
Unfortunately, I had on/ off 10 year custody battle that ended in 2013 with me getting 100% custody of my kids and a zero contact order against my ex-wife; it was that bad.... Luckily, I was referred to Ms. Fritz in 2003 and retained her throughout my crazy ordeal with the courts, 730, forensic evals, etc.. 10 years is a long time to get to know someone and throughout my court ordeal, Ms. Fritz always maintained her professional conduct and mannerisms by keeping me timely informed of relevant information on the custody battle roller coaster. Ms. Fritz also had multiple exposures to my kids and she was very empathetic to their very difficult situation, parental alienation by their mother, etc. and the kids, like me, had a good relationship with Ms. Fritz for the duration. When I needed to speak with Ms. Fritz, I could usually reach her and if I left a message, she would usually return my call within 1 day or less (weekends included). A custody battle is a very emotionally challenging ordeal and I couldn't see surviving it without the help of Ms. Fritz and accomplishing what we set out to do: protect the children, give them a sound and stable upbringing but not go after the zero contact (that was the Judge's doing). Throughout the crazy 10 years I spent in Family Court with unexpected court decisions (both bad and good), I've seen, heard and experienced many horror stories at the hands "lawyers" who represent the "best interests of the children" when in turn, they apply unethical conduct, are two faced, verbally insulting and in the end, are only after our monies for their own personal (financial) gain. Throughout my 10 year professional relationship with Ms. Fritz, I can whole heartedly say that if I had to do this again, she would be the first person I call to represent my (and my kids) cause and I would also recommend her to anyone in need of a divorce and / or child custody attorney. Court is a very unpleasant place to be but I was glad I had Ms. Fritz in my corner. Best of luck and try to avoid Court altogether; it's far easier on everyone.
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Posted by Helen | June 8, 2014
Awesome Attorney
I highly recommend Barbara Fritz. She has 20-plus years of experience, and her professionalism and expertise were of invaluable help and support to me during my divorce process. The divorce process can leave you feeling scared, anxious, and emotionally and mentally drained, especially if your case goes to court. I felt comfortable and assured in her ability to get me through the legal process. Barbara was always well-prepared, focused, and performed extremely well in the courtroom. Barbara will provide you the best legal advice and helps her clients understand the process and set realistic expectations.
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Posted by Adrianna | June 7, 2014
A Blessing to have had Barbara represent my children in court.
Going to court and knowing a judge will make decisions for you and your children is very stressful let alone if it's not what you or your children want. Having Barbara A Fritz represent my children was the best thing that happened during such a stressful time of our lives. Barbara A. Fritz made my children feel safe and comfortable enough for them to open up to her, and let her know exactly how they felt, and what they wanted. Barbara without missing a beat represented my children in court as if she was their voice. I am very please with the outcome of my court hearing and would highly without a doubt recommend Barbara A Fritz.
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Posted by Patti | June 6, 2014
Barbara Fritz is an Attorney of Power, Strength and Knowledge
I hired Barbara Fritz every time my ex-husband filed court papers to modify his support obligation. Going to Court is very stressful, yet Barbara Fritz always made me feel safe. Barbara Fritz was always prepared and knowledgable about my case and fought hard for me and my children. Every time we went in front of a Judge, Barbara Fritz fought hard and each time we left the courtroom I had received an increase in support. Barbara Fritz is respected in the community and amongst her peers. Barbara always tries to settle her cases outside the courtroom. Barbara Fritz is by far one of the best mediator's out there. She makes both parties feel important and helps guide them to a resolution that is best for the parties and their children. What a true blessing Barbara Fritz is.
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Posted by Jon | June 5, 2014
Best Damn Attorney money can buy!
So I had the misfortune of having to engage Barbara on 2 different occasions. The first divorce of an 11 year marriage was completed with surgical precision.......mediated, no court, finished in 6 months. I could not have had a more perfect divorce....... Then came a psychotic nightmare of a divorce proceeding which included potential jail time, abuse allegations, attempted corporate takeover and every nightmare a man could possibly have........married less than a year and it took over 2 1/2 years to resolve. The trauma I went through was a living hell brought on by a greedy, parasitic, psychotic, scheming nightmare of a woman. It brought me to my knees in terms of my self esteem, work performance and made me question my entire existence. The reason I bring this up is that Barbara was my rock, provided me with the proper guidance, kept me informed on a as need basis.......yes, sometimes not as fast I wanted it.......I was desperate 24/7 as are most people going through this horrific process.......she collaborated and provided strategic guidance and when it was critically important .......ALWAYS communicated with me. I see the "several" 1 star needs to be DEBUNKED! .....and it appears to be a singular event ......maybe sour grapes.....maybe not..........BUT, I can assure you, Barbara is a superb attorney who only sees the clients best interest. I work with many attorneys and not many speak highly of divorce corporate attorney's ex-wife was represented by Barbara..........He says:"probably the best divorce attorney I have come up against". Barbara is highly regarded in the legal community and on many occasions I would see other attorneys walk up to her and ask for advice. Trust me, you won't find better representation if you really need experienced counsel!
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Posted by Carl | June 4, 2014
Lawyer from Heaven
First let me start by saying this website is little off. This is NOT Barbara Ann Fritz picture or phone number. Address is correct. Not sure where the email goes. With that said, I used Barbara Fritz for my divorce. My divorce was a little complicated (not that any are easy) But without Barbara it would have been a thousand percent worse. She was my rock. She is smart, and most important is respected by Judges and other attorneys. You have no idea how important that is. End of the day the system all works together. She also helped keep me sane. It is painful enough without having lawyers rape you for money. Best statement I can say is my ex wife recommends HER to all her friends. I don't know what would have happened if not for her. Only con I can say she is little hard to get on phone, but she does know when it is important and that is what counts. I have sent a few friends over the years to her and she did a great job for all of them. Not many people can say they love their lawyer, but I say it. She saved me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2014
A true advocate for the child, extremely professional
Barbara Fritz has an immeasurable amount of integrity, intelligence, and empathy. Her goal is to protect the interests of the child, her client, and she is extremely fair in how she goes about this. The amount of time, effort, and downright unwavering concern she exhibited for my child during a very trying and horrible time was something I will never forget. My 10-year-old felt very safe with her because she knew her opinions and her thoughts and concerns were respected by Ms. Fritz. She's clearly 100% about the child and 100% invested in doing what is best in each individual case for each individual child. She spent a great deal of time talking to my child and getting to know her, she went was beyond thorough and fair. In court it was clear she was there to be an advocate for my child and her best interests and she fought for my child. Her integrity and commitment to what she does cannot be questioned.
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Posted by Carl | March 6, 2013
She is the best if you want to stay sane
Yea I seen the other review here, she was my lawyer in a really nasty divorce and custody case. My case went on for 2 years, without her it would have be 4 years or more, yes she treats you like a mother but when your life is upside down you need someone to keep you in check. I read the review here, trust me I understand but just by reading the review I can see that person is in hell. Not the lawyers fault. Being a client is already frustrating and you tend to think the world should revolved around you. Trust me there are thousands in the same boat. you are not special. It's a job for her, need to tell yourself that, she is not being hired to make you feel good, although that is what you want. She tells it like it is. You can pay a lot more if you want endless meetings and billings that are meaningless. She is really a good lawyer and is respected as the no bullshit person. So they all listen.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Barbara Ann Fritz
  • 1990 - Present


  • United States International University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Loma Linda University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Barbara for many years. We have been opposing counsel to each other in several cases over the years. In addition Barbara has served as minor's counsel on other cases that I have worked on and continue to work on. Barbara is a very effective attorney who gets things done with a no-nonsense approach. I believe that her client's get their moneys worth with her. Barbara is ethical and very competent. She is a seasoned attorney. She comes across as sincere and credible. Judges listen to her. She is truly a great advocate who gets results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Fritz is well respected in the community for her work as minor's counsel and in dissolution matters."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Barbara is one of the best attorneys out there representing minor children. The judges and attorneys hold her in high esteem and her reputation is impeccable."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Barbara Fritz is a knowledgeable, compassionate and experienced attorney. I have worked with her on several child custody matters for which she was appointed counsel for minor children. She was constantly looking out for their best interests. She is an excellent advocate for minor children."
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Newport Beach Family Lawyer Barbara Ann Fritz
Barbara Ann Fritz
Family Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 37 years