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Wayne Philips

Family Attorney at Mission Viejo, CA

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 22 years
    Michigan - MI 20 years
    Washington - WA 26 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Not authorized to practice-Administrative No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Wayne

Learn Wayne’s areas of practice.

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.

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Location

Wayne Philips
26060 Acero, Suite 217
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by T.T. | June 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Upfront, honest
So far it has been a great experience from administration -Kathy to the great Lawyer himself. Finally we were directed to the right person.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
a client for years
Mr. Philips listens to your concerns and addresses them. He holds your hand through the process so that you understand the situation. He has helped me through numerous legal problem in and out of court. He knows the law and knows what is applicable to win. He is good with follow up. On top of that, he is a sincere person.
Posted by Caitlin | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond my greatest expectations
Wayne took my complicated case to trial, getting on late in the game after I had created a seemingly no win situation for myself. Superb trial/courtroom skills. He knows the law. He knows how to use the law. He applies the law surgically. I came to realize I wasn't the smartest one in the room. Amazing result.
Posted by Andrew | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Wayne!
I hired Wayne for a case and it was the best move I ever made. He understood the issues, was able to finesse opposing counsel, and was efficient and responsive to my needs. Great job Wayne!
Posted by Joan | December 4, 2014
Great in the courtroom
Wayne handled a trial for me. The other side was totally impossible and lied and cheated and made things up by Wayne just took it all in stride and won my case!
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2014
excellent
Mr. Philips handled our case for one year with the utmost importance. He was very professional and kept us informed every step of the way, as for litigation you want him in your corner. .He has a no nonsense approach
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Help through probate.
Mr. Philips was very helpful with my aunt and I going through a probate case. Mr. Philips is very trustworthy. My aunt and I could rely on him to give us his most professional opinion every step of the way and kept us informed. Overall Mr. Philips was a great lawyer to represent us.
Posted by Julie | May 25, 2012
Help for Homeowners!
Wayne didn't just beat my expectations--he creamed them! My HOA sued me but Wayne made them pay!
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2011
Fantastic experience!
Very pleased from start to finish. No gouging--no BS. Just strait-up handled my problem.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Wayne Philips Law
  • 1997 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Rutherford & Associates
  • 2002 - 2005
  • U.S. Military
  • Judge Advocate General (JAG)
  • 1998 - 2002

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
  • 1996
  • Chapman University
  • Master of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gaddis v. United States
  • Appeal from trial verdict -- Client won
  • Cantamar v. Smurro
  • Trial to verdict -- client won.
  • Manriquez v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC
  • Trial -- case favorably settled before verdict.
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Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Courts of England & Wales
  • Solicitor, Admitted to Rolls
  • N/A
  • Orange County Mandatory Fee Arbitration
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyer nominee
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Southern California Super Lawyer nominee
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Sevice Award
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Southern California Super Lawyer nominee
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Leadership Award
  • U.S. Government
  • 2004
  • Mayor's Commendation
  • Local Housing Task Force
  • 2002
  • Distinguished Graduate
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • 2001
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Publications

  • SLO
  • Grandparent Visitation in California
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Laughlin Senior's Center
  • Skilled Nursing benefits via Medicare
  • N/A
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Grandparent Visitation in California
  • N/A
  • CA HOA Round-Up
  • Homeowner Associations -- Getting the Bugs Out
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (10)
Endorse Wayne
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Business Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard working ethical attorney to whom I refer anyone who needs help with a Business or Real Estate case."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is an extremely intelligent and astute lawyer. Any client who retains him should rest assured that he will be thorough and formulate the best strategy for their matter. He has a unique background and excellent track record."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If I meet any clients seeking an experienced and aggressive attorney - for family or business, I send them to Wayne. He is strong advocate for his clients. If anyone needs help, I would highly recommend using his services."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wayne's reputation is simply superb. He is both a well-known and respected lawyer in the community. If I was in need of a litigator, Wayne would be the absolute first lawyer I would call in."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Wayne is an outstanding and dedicated trial attorney. I highly recommend him for any litigation matter under consideration."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wayne Philips is a hardworking, straight shooter who knows how to get things done."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no hesitation in recommending or referring clients to Wayne Philips. Wayne is a lawyer’s lawyer. Extremely knowledgable and excellent in the courtroom, I greatly appreciate having the opportunity to consult with him on my own cases. His ability to size up a situation and take effective and assertive action is top-notch. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because professional, knowledgeable family law attorneys are hard to come by. Attorneys who are not afraid to take their client’s cause to trial are even more rare. Mr. Philips is one of the better attorneys which I have had the pleasure of going up against in Orange County. He understands family law flawlessly, he is an excellent trial lawyer and he really cares for his client. I wish more of my opponents were like him."
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Mission Viejo Family Lawyer Wayne Philips
Wayne Philips
Family Attorney
Mission Viejo, CA
Licensed for 26 years