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Wendy Leigh Christensen Fountain

Child custody Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.2   10 reviews

also known as Wendy Fountain, Wendy L. Christensen Fountain

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
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About Wendy

Learn Wendy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    Consideration of the Family Code 4320 factors.

    23 years

  2. Child custody
    Determination of custodial time, considering the minor's best interest, parental involvement and fitness, minor's preference and move away issues.

    23 years

  3. Child support
    Determination of time share along with the parties incomes or imputation there of as well as tax considerations and add ons like child care, tuition and travel expenses.

    23 years

  4. Divorce and separation

  5. Family
    All areas of family law, including but not limited to divorces, legal separations, paternity, and domestic violence

    23 years


Wendy Fountain is a seasoned legal professional boasting an impressive quarter-century career in law. Recognized as a Family Law Specialist accredited by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Wendy thrives on her collaborative approach with clients, assisting them in clarifying their goals and pursuing them tenaciously, even in the face of formidable challenges.

Wendy embarked on her academic journey in 1993 with her undergraduate studies at California State University Fullerton. This voyage culminated in the achievement of her Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law in 1997. Early in her career, she served as a Deputy District Attorney at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Transitioning to private practice in 2001, she cultivated a distinguished family law practice before joining Sullivan Law & Associates, her current firm, a few years ago.

Her standing and prestige within the realm of family law are underlined by her deep commitment to the community. Wendy has dedicated a substantial portion of her time to community service, volunteering for the Orange County Court. Notably, she has been actively involved with Women in Need, a local initiative that supports survivors of domestic violence. Her insights have been shared as a speaker at the Orange County Paralegal Association, and she held the role of president-elect of the Orange County Bar Family Law Executive Committee from 2013 to 2014, along with serving on various levels of the executive board. Wendy's decade-long association with the Robert A. Banyard Inns of Court further underscores her eminence in the legal community.

A native of Southern California, Wendy has deep-rooted ties to the local landscape. Nestled in Orange County, she cherishes the moments spent with her husband and two children, reinforcing her strong connection to the region she both serves and calls home.


Client's Choice 2013
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4940 Campus Dr., Ste. A
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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1897 California Ave., Suite 102
Corona, CA, 92881
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380 S. Melrose Dr., Suite 347
Vista, CA, 92083
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40810 County Center Drive, Ste. 150
Temecula, CA, 92591
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3780 12th Street
Riverside, CA, 92501
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3110 Camino Del Rio, S., Ste. 308
San Diego, CA, 92108
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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Cassie | November 5, 2013
Excellent Attorney!
Wendy is a caring and compassionate attorney. More importantly she understands the law and how it pertains to your particular situation. She is very familiar with the system and the judicial officers. She has helped me throuh a very difficult time in my life.
Posted by Marie | November 3, 2013
Highly recommend
I could not have done this alone. With Mrs Fountain and her amazing staff I received the best professional help possible. I highly recommend her. Marie
Posted by Cari | October 13, 2013
Very Personable Attorney and Office Staff
Wendy Fountain and her office staff are wonderful. She helped me with child support, child custody basically all different types of family law.
Posted by Ken | October 12, 2013
Wendy Fountain divorce and child custody case
Very knowledgeable about the family law field and extremely aggressive. My ex-wife had kept me from my daughter for several years prior to hiring Ms Fountain. She turned things around quickly and put my ex on the defensive as oppossed to the offensive and moved things along quickly.
Posted by John Schafer, Esq. | October 11, 2013
Do Your Homework: Qualities of the Attorney Do Matter
I find Wendy extraordinarily special and unique not just in the Family Law field but the entire legal profession in what should be the 1st and foremost factor for all attorneys: is every case handled as if it was her own family, finances and kids in dispute? As a former client of Wendy, the answer is an emphatic “yes.” Indeed she sets a standard for the entire legal profession that I wish all attorneys could rise too. The reality is that they most likely don’t, which is why I so strongly recommend Wendy. Finally, the only reason she got a "4 star" on Responsiveness is because I don't want people to thing that I just quickly clicked all 5 stars. Wendy is very responsive .... and the only times she may not take a call is because she is focusing on the emergency of another case and is giving her full attention to that .... something you surely want in an attorney, especially in the Family Law field. Bottom line, the only decision you may ever regret with Wendy is not hiring here!
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2013
Hire Ms. Fountain...She will win your case!
Ms. Fountain is the height of discretion & professionalism. When I first met her, she took time with me even before I hired her by giving me initial direction that helped me with the initial stages of my divorce. She gave me honest advice about how to deal with the upcoming challenges that I was going to face, and she was very capable in court armed with the knowledge and the expertise to make sure my case was heard properly. I enjoyed working with her and knew that she was always working toward getting me the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Mike | October 10, 2013
Honest and fair Representation
Wendy tells you like it is and although it is sometimes tough to hear, it is refreshing to have a lawyer who provides you with an honest opinion. If you are looking for an attorney who will tell you everything "You want to hear" instead of truthful, knowledgeable facts regarding your case, you may want to look elsewhere. Mrs. Fountain provided me with excellent advice and provided direction which helped me through the difficult proceedings involved with my divorce and custody issues. She is friendly, professional and most importantly honest. Wendy also used her experience and knowledge around the system to make sure that all of my issues were dealt with fairly. There were several times that we were dragged into court over issues that were ridiculous and Wendy successfully obtained judgments against my significant other to recover attorney's fees. She is a certified family law expert and it shows. I would strongly recommend your consideration if you are in the unfortunate position of needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by Cory | February 13, 2013
Hardworking and caring attorney
During one of the most trying times in my life Wendy was there for me and I could not have asked for a better attorney. Additionally I could always count on the ladies in the office (Joel and Holly) to answer my questions or just give me some encouraging words of support when needed.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Hired Wendy to reduce my spousal support payment. I had already been divorced for around 6 years and circumstances had changed in my life and the monthly payment to my ex needed to be reduced. We went to court about 7 months after retaining Wendy and before going into the court we worked out a deal in the hallway which was agreeable to both parties. I was told that the agreement would be written up filed with the court. About 4 months went by and I never received any paperwork or communication with Wendy. I contacted her assistant and was told that she did not know if the agreement had been filed and if it had not that it would be filed as soon as possible. About 10 weeks went by before I received paperwork regarding my agreement. The other party at this point was disagreeing to our original agreement so I am at square one again. I feel that my case was not worked out in a timely manner and if it was, circumstances would be different. I lost all confidence in Wendy and the firm and feel that communication was poor, and that my best interest was not considered. I paid a considerable amount of money to Wendy and feel overcharged for what was or was not done to settle matters with my ex. At this point I had to retain other consul to settle my case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute WORST Lawyer in TOWN! Incompetent and a CROOK!
DO NOT HIRE THIS WOMAN unless you are feeling like your money should be donated to her personally for NOTHING IN RETURN!!! I came to Wendy with a custody and child support agreement that had already been settled with my prior lawyer and the respondent and his council. I hired her to help create more favorable and detailed terms for me within the agreement. I came to her as a single Mom and student, on a recommendation from someone that used to work with her, who also couldn't be more disappointed with her performance. She knew my case was dealing with small #'s and that every bit of savings I had was being used to provide from my son as I got through school. After a 5 month period, Mrs. Fountain not only bled dry my $5,000 retainer, having done absolutely zero work. She ALSO wanted $1300 more. She stupidly acted like she didn't know this prior agreement that I furnished her with upon our very first meeting was already a "judgment," which meant final signatures were mandatory and simply a clerical matter according to the judge. Plus, I explained the situation to her thoroughly. In the end, I appeared in front of the judge representing myself so he could tell me that these signatures were a clerical matter and that a request for modification would have to be filed for any actual changes to be made. This is Law School 101 and Wendy missed the boat by a mile so in the end, I gave this woman $5000 so I could go to court for myself and write my own name on a document that had to be finalized as a clerical matter. She made not one change or improvement to that document because it wasn't even possible. From the very beginning she should have filed a new request for order, period. Rather, she stole my $5,000 and did NOTHING!!! I literally mean ZERO work and yet kept my $. I gave her the opportunity to make good by this and she has consistently ignored my outreach. Please, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE give this woman a penny of your money. She is the definition of a CROOK. Upon firing her, I was furnished with a copy of my complete file, which reflects all of the above. Opposing council was Tom Tuttle, who actually seemed to know his stuff. I would recommend his firm any day over this woman and whoever she happens to be working for at the time.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner / Family Law Attorney
  • Sullivan Law & Associates
  • 2017 - 2023
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Sullivan, Krieger, Truong, Spagnola & Klausner LLP
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Jarvis, Krieger & Sullivan
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Dishon & Block
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Wendy L. C. Fountain, A PC
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stegmeier & Gelbart
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stevens, McGuire, Rizio & Nelson
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate Attoreny
  • Smith, Smith & Harter
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Admissions Officer
  • Western State University College Of Law
  • 1998 - 1998
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  • Western State College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2019
  • Recognition for Service as President Elect for 2013
  • OCBA Family Law Section
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

  • First Team Meeting
  • Family Law & Real Estate
  • 2015
  • Quarterly meeting
  • Income & Expense Declarations Accurate Completion
  • 2014
  • Right Living Monthly Meeting
  • Dissolution Overview
  • 2014
  • Monthly Seminar
  • Minors Counsel and 730 Evaluators
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (17)
Endorse Wendy
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Wendy. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Fountain is regarded as one of the best family lawyers in the Orange County area. Her knowledge of the law and courtroom presence is unparalleled. As an attorney that always puts her clients needs first, all future client's of Ms. Fountain should know they are in good hands with one of the county's best."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wendy is an excellent and professional family law attorney all the while she balances advocacy and cooperation with grace. An asset to our community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Wendy has been a friend since law school. I highly recommend her for your family law matters. She is an outstanding attorney that will do an excellent job on your family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wendy and I have had many cases together over the years. I know her to be hardworking, honest and always professional. She is a "problem solver" and does not get mired down in the emotions of the case. She effectively advocates for each of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Fountain on a couple of different cases and can say that she is very professional and easy to work with. Ms. Fountain is a great attorney who pursues a fair and just outcome for her clients. I would recommend this attorney."
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