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I have been doing this for a long time.   I like helping people and I can help you.  At Law School I was awarded the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Criminal Law.  Now with over 35 years experience in Criminal Law I still love what I do to help others.  I will fight for you to get the best possible result in your case.  Call me for a free consultation by phone or in my office at your convenience at 949-675-4973.  I am here to help you!


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    44 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    44 years, 7.5 thousand cases



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gene. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Barry Thomas Simons

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Gene Dorney for over 25 years and have had the pleasure of watching him work in the courtroom. He is well respected in the Orange County Courts by both Judges and District Attorneys. I have witnessed his dedication to his clients and would recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer in Orange County


    Barry Simons DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office Of Gene Dorney

23 Corporate Plaza Drive
Suite 230
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Law Office of Gene Dorney

23 Corporate Plaza Drive
Suite 230
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Dorney, Gene E Attorney at Law

23 Corporate Plaza Drive
Suite 230
Newport Beach, CA, 92660



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListLoyola of Los Angeles Law School1971
Criminal Law American Jurisprudence AwardBancroft-Whitney, Loyola of Los Angeles Law School1969
Dean's ListUniversity of California - Los Angeles1968
PresidentUniversity of California - Los Angeles - Phi Delta Theta Fraternity1968
Dean's ListUniveristy of California - Los Angeles1967
Senior Honor SocietySan Gabriel High School1964
Senior Class PresidentSan Gabriel High School1964
Senior Graduation Commencement SpeakerSan Gabriel High School1964
American Legion AwardAmerican Legion1960
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Gene Dorney1972 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2000 - Present
West Newport Beach AssociationMember1997 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
The Mainstream GroupBoard of Directors1985 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1972 - Present
West Newport Beach AssociationBoard of Directors2000 - 2007
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2008
Hope HouseBoard of Directors1994 - 2000
South Orange County Bar AssociationPast President1989 - 1990
South Orange County Bar AssociationsMember1983 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI Case.Dismissal
Attempted MurderNot Guilty
Drunk in PublicDismissal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryOther - Bachelors1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Newport Beach Mayorial Candidates Debate/ForumModerator of Newport Beach Mayorial Candidates Debate2004