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When you need an expert trial lawyer, look on the top shelf! That's where you will find Wayne Philips Law. Even if trial is not in your future, you have great comfort knowing a first rate trial attorney is in your corner.

We practice law like you always wished someone would. Smart. Aggressive. Cost-effective. Wayne Philips personally tried hundreds of cases--as one client succinctly put it, "he doesn't like to lose!"

Quality lawyering from a firm that knows how to win cases--that's what we offer. Our priority is to fix your problem as quickly, painlessly, and cost-effectively as possible. Come to us for the tough problems other attorneys avoid (or make). We handle the twists and turns others don't even think of. Wayne Philips Law--worth your investment.

Contact us to get the ball rolling!


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
  2. Divorce: 20%
  3. Elder Law: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Real Estate: 15%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Rebecca M. Perkins

    I endorse this lawyer. One of my client's fired me and hired Mr. Philips for what I call a complex real property issue. Complex to me and to our judge apparently. It has been a pleasure working with him to get the client a fair result.


    Rebecca Perkins Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Vukmanovic

    I endorse this lawyer. Wayne is an excellent lawyer that achieves superior results for his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking assistance with elder and family law issues, as well as probate litigation.


    John Vukmanovic Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

26060 Acero, Suite 217
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691


MIActive And In Good Standing200305/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top Attorneys of North AmericaWho's Who2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Attorneys of North AmericaWho's Who2015
Distinguished Service AwardOrange County Bar Association2015
Distinguished Service AwardOrange County Bar Association2014
Distinguished Service AwardOrange County Bar Association2013
Southern California Super Lawyer nomineeSuper Lawyers2013
Southern California Super Lawyer nomineeSuper Lawyers2012
Distinguished Sevice AwardOrange County Bar Association2012
Southern California Super Lawyer nomineeSuper Lawyers2009
Leadership AwardU.S. Government2004
Mayor's CommendationLocal Housing Task Force2002
Distinguished GraduateNational Institute of Trial Advocacy2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyWayne Philips Law1997 - Present
General CounselRutherford & Associates2002 - 2005
U.S. MilitaryJudge Advocate General (JAG)1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Courts of England & WalesSolicitor, Admitted to RollsN/A
Orange County Mandatory Fee ArbitrationArbitratorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gaddis v. United StatesAppeal from trial verdict -- Client won
Cantamar v. SmurroTrial to verdict -- client won.
Manriquez v. Green Tree Servicing, LLCTrial -- case favorably settled before verdict.
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Publication nameTitleDate
SLOGrandparent Visitation in California2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Chapman UniversityPsychologyMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Laughlin Senior's CenterSkilled Nursing benefits via MedicareN/A
Continuing Legal EducationGrandparent Visitation in CaliforniaN/A
CA HOA Round-UpHomeowner Associations -- Getting the Bugs OutN/A