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Dawn Danielle Stark

Estate planning Attorney at Laguna Niguel, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Dawn Stark

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dawn

Learn Dawn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    "Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others.

    16 years

  2. Probate
    Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process.

    16 years

  3. Business

    15 years

  4. Litigation

    13 years

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Stark Legal Enterprises, Inc.
28202 Cabot Road
Suite 445
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677

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Posted by Taryn | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney EVER
Dawn Stark and her assistant, Ellen Burin, are the best team you could ever have if you need a great litigator. They went out of their way to help me with a complicated and difficult probate litigation compounded by familial insanity that they were able to traverse with ease and grace. It was amazing to work with them, and I would highly recommend Dawn Stark over any other attorney in Southern California. She took my case after I had problems with another attorney who didn't know what they were doing. She is an excellent attorney and outstanding person.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First-rate, a terrific attorney
She's smart, savvy, and (shockingly for an attorney) delightful to deal with. Easy to recommend her!
Posted by Elizabeth | August 16, 2012
Professional, Knowledgeable and Charming
I had the pleasure of working with Dawn Stark over the past year and I feel compelled to speak about my experience with Dawn and her staff. Dawn is the consummate professional and she has the most positive reputation that precedes her in the area in which she works. This holds true for Dawn also in her influential network of people, many of whom I know. I also know quite a few of Dawn's clients and they all say the same about her and those that support her in her chosen area of expertise. I HIGHLY recommend Dawn to anyone who needs estate planning since her broad knowledge base, professionalism, and charming personality make her one of the best attorneys in the business.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney At Law
  • Stark Legal Enterprises Inc.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Professor
  • Pacific Coast University School of Law
  • 2012 - 2017


  • Whittier College School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Univ of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Orange County Real Property Board of Appeal
  • Prevalied


  • Accredited VA Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Charity League
  • Parliamentarian
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • Scoring Attorney
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Whittier Law School: Moot Court
  • Scoring Atttorney
  • 2010 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AFFC Publications
  • Don't Go Broke In A Nursing Home
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • National Buisness Institute
  • California Probate Process: In 7 Simple Steps
  • 2022
  • Women of Wisdom
  • Commom Misconceptions in Estate Planning
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Stark consistently provides accurate, concise, and helpful responses to Avvo questions. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Stark has endeavored to become a very knowledgeable lawyer in estate and probate-related issues and is very professional in her presentation to clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Stark is very knowledgeable in the area of Estate Planning and Probate. I strongly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn works with clients at one in one of the most important stages of their lives. She brings her talent, integrity and professional skills to bear and helping them 'look over the horizon'. She is a credit to the legal profession and I'm happy to endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Ms. Stark two years ago at an estate planning conference. Since then, Ms. Stark and I have worked on a number of client matters together. Ms. Stark is not afraid of a challenge and she possesses the qualities, characteristics and intelligence you want your attorney to have. From a professional standpoint, Ms. Stark has been an excellent and well respected member of my team each time we co-counsel on cases together. On the personal side, it has been my pleasure to get to know her better over the past few years and to be able to not only consider her my professional colleague but also a good friend. Ms. Stark has also been an excellent resource on matters involving criminal issues, traffic tickets and business law. I will continue to use Ms. Stark as part of my trusted advisory team, as a resource and as a referral."
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