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Dyke Earl Huish

Criminal defense Attorney at Mission Viejo, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Dyke

Learn Dyke’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All Felony's and Misdemeanors in all California State Courts. White Collar Defense, Homicides, Theft Cases, Sex Cases.

    31 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    DUI Defense

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Juvenile law
    All Juvenile matters.

    31 years, 200 cases

Criminal Defense Attorney Dyke Huish is also a well known and respected author and public speaker on topics related to drug addiction, kids and the law and Jury Psychology.

A former Deputy District Attorney and Deputy Public Defender he is one of only a few of the rarest of attorney's that have seen action on both sides of the bar.  

As a Southern California native he has lived his whole life in the very jurisdiction in which he serves his clients.  

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Law Office of Dyke Huish
26161 Marguerite Parkway.
Suite B
Mission Viejo, CA, 92692

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made a mistake in my life, Dyke helped me get a 2nd chance.
I made some very stupid mistakes with my friends a couple of years ago, and ended up getting a court letter in the mail about a year later stating that I was being charged with 3 misdemeanors. This was my first time ever being involved with the law, as I had never received even a parking ticket prior to this incident. I felt completely overwhelmed and anxious for days, and even had trouble sleeping. I searched around for different lawyers in my area, and immediately felt comfortable with Dyke and his assistant Kym. He was extremely understanding of my situation, yet very straightforward and clear with his approach to tackle the whole ordeal. He helped to put my mind at ease with the court case and was very professional, yet friendly, at the same time. He handled everything for me and represented in me court. Dyke was able to get my charges dismissed through some volunteer work and restitution fees. I was given a 2nd chance in life to stay on a straight path and out of trouble, and have done just that since this case about 2 years ago. I highly recommend Dyke, his work is absolutely superb.
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Posted by Bradley Cameron | August 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best, most knowledgeable and caring attorney I have come across
Dyke is a legend as far as I am concerned. He has gotten me out of big time trouble using his knowledge of the law. While he has a small firm just him and his secretary I have witnessed the magic that he can do in a court room. He is straight to the point when it comes to your case and is passionate about each and everyone of his clients. While he's been my attorney for multiple cases he has never let me down even when the odds where severely stacked against me. Not to mention he is willing to work with you on his cost, while he isn't cheap he is extremely fair. But as far as attorneys go I will never use a different one and would recommend him to anyone I care about if they were to get themselves in a sticky situation. I can't thank the man enough for what he has done for me!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, Better friend!
This is long overdue. I am a former Marine, got into some stupid trouble (first time in my life). Dyke was a great advocate and adviser. He didn't sugar coat anything but he remained buoyant and positive. Despite fact that I ended up pleading out and going to prison I know Dyke did everything in his power to help me. All is good now and it's a lesson learned. Smart, trustworthy and reliable and good taste in music and guitar players. Highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Felonies to misdemeanors
Dyke Huish is a very straight forward attorney, that will make you feel comfortable about your case. While making no promises. He works his magic.... I've recent got myself in trouble, scared, tired, no patience. I've went through 2 attorneys which gave me promises of a drawer full of dry leaves... in the mean time my gut was telling me to keep searching for a different attorney... I was in contact with Mr. Dyke Huish. I've explained to him my issues and concern with my attorneys and my case with him. He explained to me the legal process.. and how it works and what will happen. He told me what he will do and what he will not do, what I can do and what I cannot do. I'd agreed. In fact he knew about about my attorney and my case at the time and asked in passing... about my case to my attorney at that time, and he had no clue what Mr Dyke Huish was talking about( he didn't even remember my case). That's when I retained Mr. Dyke Huish. And what a blessing it was. He will not just work for you, he will go the extra mile for you. Mr. Dyke Huish taught me a lot. He taught how to have patience, how to be clam, and must importantly how to not sweat the small stuff and over think. Thank You Dyke! For helping with my case reducing the charges and helping me find myself. I will always be grateful to you!
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Posted by Johnny | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I just wanted to say here thank you to Mr. Huish of taking my case and everything he did for me. It was tricky from the start but he took the time to figure it all out and make it work. I am grateful to have found a lawyer like this. I don't plan on ever being in trouble again but if I did this is my first call. Thanks for being there and being so good at your job.
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Posted by Shelly | July 17, 2015
Case Dismissed!
I hate giving reviews but I felt I had to give one on Mr. Huish. I had a bad case - lets just say real bad. It took about four months of fighting but he did it. Case Dismissed. I thought I would go to jail for sure. But what I liked most is he never gave up on me. He helped me get through this on lots of levels including getting me the right help for a substance issue. I'm back to work, back with my family and back to feeling hopeful - Thank you Dyke Huish. Go meet him if you have a case - you will see the big difference.
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Posted by Terry | July 1, 2015
Well Connected.
I am not sure how he did it. Three of my friends had the exact same problem as I did. They all went to jail and I did not. We all got arrested together for the same thing and they had different lawyers. The Public Defender had one and plead out my friend on the first day. The other two hired people and they also plead guilty to jail within two weeks But Dyke hung in there and kept going back until as he put it "everything lined up." Well it did, he called me and told me I had to get to his office right away so he could make it happen. Within three hours he had it resolved and I did not go to jail. My friends all got 60 days, I got nothing. Thank you Dyke.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2015
Great Lawyer - Real Gentleman
Not sure how to write this. I got arrested for a DUI. Never been in trouble before. I found this lawyer on the Internet and he talked to me for a long time on the phone. Other lawyer talked money - he talked about me and my problems. I immediately felt better. His assistant Kim was awesome and very helpful. But most importantly he fixed my DUI wight he DMV and the Court.
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Posted by CR | August 29, 2014
Trial observation from a juror - Amazing Trial Attorney
I just sat as a Juror in a trial with Mr. Huish. I have been around many lawyers and this is my second time on a jury. I have never watched a trail lawyer like this guy. He was impressive on every level. He was professional to the other lawyer. He was powerful and impressive with witnesses and when he gave his closing argument you could hear a pin drop. It was like watching a master story teller and movie star at the same time. When we got to the jury room everyone agreed that he was an amazing lawyer. What I found most interesting was that he made us feel his passion and commitment to his client. Even the Judge kept talking about how good he was - not to mention the prosecution had two clearly experienced lawyers up against him. They were also very good - one was a Senior DA that had many done many trials but they simply could not match Mr. Huish. This lawyer is simply the best trial lawyer I have ever seen, And yes we found his client Not Guilty of all charges.
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Posted by Morgan | April 12, 2014
Thanks Dyke Huish. You're the Best!
I'm not good at writing things but I did want to write a shout out to my lawyer. My dad found Dyke through a big law firm who gave the recommendation to Dyke for a criminal case. He was easy to work with and not as expensive as others. When I called him he talked straight and helped me to understand the process. Most importantly he got my entire case dropped and cleared my record. I'm an average person but I was glad to find a lawyer that the big law firms use. Having someone with juice makes a big difference. I recommend this lawyer to anyone with a criminal case - or if you just need to talk to someone about the law.
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Posted by Michael | February 23, 2014
No Jail and my Felony Dismissed.
I really don't want to say what I did wrong - lets just say it was not good. My friend suggested I see Dyke Huish and he was great - I know this is weird but he is kind of what you think a great lawyer from a movie would be like - only real. But that is not what matters. He took my case to a hearing and won. Then after putting together my information persuaded the DA to drop all the felonies and no jail. I am free and back to work thanks to him. I suggest you call and talk to him - his assistant Kim is awesome as well and really helpful.
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Posted by Sarah | August 10, 2013
I was going to jail - then suddenly I was not.
I hired another lawyer who had made many promises to me, including that I would not serve jail time. After a few months of going to Court my first lawyer said there was nothing more he could do and that I was in fact going to jail. I was upset and afraid. I called Dyke after I saw him in Court. He made me no promise but said he would do all he could. Within one month the Felony was dropped to a Misdemeanor and jail was off the table. I ended up doing some community service. If I had gone to Dyke first I would have saved a lot of money and pain.
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Posted by Heidi | November 16, 2012
An Extraordinary Captain through Dangerous Waters
Mr. Huish is firstly an incredibly intelligent gentleman. His educational background combined with his extensive experience in the District Attorney’s office, the Public Defender’s office, and finally in his private practice gives him a unique ability to resolve complicated matters. I was certain that because I was innocent, I did not need an attorney, but I soon found I was like a goldfish in a stormy ocean full of predators. Mr. Huish listens to his clients, and he believed in me. He worked tirelessly to share my side of the story with the District Attorney and went above and beyond the call of duty to protect me from further injury from my accuser and the few who were persuaded to believe her side. Every client wants their case settled yesterday, and I was no different, but Mr. Huish taught me patience as he skillfully worked the case allowing enough time to go by for the District Attorney Deputies and staff to see the true colors of my accuser. He never got annoyed when I would try my hand at practicing law with my less than brilliant ideas, and he only gently scolded me when I broke one of his cardinal rules. In the end, he obtained a resolution to my case that was practically painless and included special protections for me on the court record. It was very evident to me in the courtroom that he is well respected by peers and other members of the judicial system. I will be forever grateful for his wisdom, his compassionate counsel, and his greatest desire to give me and my family the gift of peace. For someone who never expected to be in need of the services of a criminal attorney, I learned a great deal about our legal system and how easy it is to be falsely accused and have your world turned upside down. Dyke helped me understand and have a much deeper appreciation of The Constitution. I learned how to never find myself in this situation again. I also learned from Mr. Huish’s guidance that forgiving those who sought to destroy me rather than seeking vengeance is a sweet relief. I have my beautiful life back, and I have Dyke to thank for that. There is no amount of money that I could pay that would make me feel I had satisfied my debt to this wonderful counselor and friend. ‘
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Posted by Alex B | August 20, 2012
I am embarrassed to say that I was arrested for something I should not have done. The next day I started receiving all kinds of letters from attorneys telling me to hire them. I called several of them and felt like I was either talking to a first year lawyer or someone who was just interested in making a quick buck. They promised things I am sure they could not deliver. A friend of mine had said that Mr. Huish was a well regarded high power lawyer in Orange County. I figured he would be too busy to handle my case and too expensive. I Googled his name and saw that he had won many big cases and was often in the paper. I called him. First of all he is a real pro. He understood my problem immediately and did not make ridiculous promises. When I met him I was impressed with his office, with Kim and how kind, knowledgeable and understanding he was. And I could afford him as his rates were in line with others I talked to. I hired him. I met with him several times. He was always there for me and what I really liked is he either took my calls or Kim sets exact times for us to talk so I was never waiting on calls. The case went smooth and was dismissed after a motion before the court. What surprised me was that in Court his demeanor changed as he really went after the police officer on cross examination. I am grateful I followed my friends advice and called Mr. Huish.
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Posted by Samuel | February 23, 2012
Great Attorney that Saved my Life
I was facing 18 years in State Prison. A strike that my prior lawyer never told me about - in fact this other lawyer is suppose to be one of the best and he said I did not have a Strike. Dyke worked my case and took it to the Judge. After a two day hearing the Judge dropped all the felony charges and the Strike and gave me a Misdemeanor with NO JAIL. Dyke was prepared and crossed examined the witnesses like a tiger. He did not let up until it was clear that I was not in the wrong. The DA even brought in extra witnesses when it became clear he was going to lose and then Dyke took care of them. My life was saved because this attorney is very good at what he does. I have had a few lawyers in my time but none cared more than he did and none did what he did. Thanks.
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Posted by Steve | September 13, 2011
Second DUI
I was facing a second time DUI and certain jail. I visited with many lawyers all that made promise which I knew could not be kept. Mr. Huish was fair and direct. When the time came I watched him maneuver the calendar in order to get my case before a Judge that would permit home confinement. I served out my time at home, kept my job and did not miss my family. This saved my life on many levels. I really appreciated his care and concern plus his "fight the man" attitude. But mostly I was grateful for honesty in a time when I needed it most.
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Posted by SMH | March 2, 2010
Dyke Huish - Great Defense Attorney in Orange County
Thanks for saving me. Your focus and dedication kept me out of jail and your wisdom helped me solve some of the biggest problems in my life.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Orange County Public Defender Office
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Deputy District Attorney Pro tem
  • San Diego District Attorney
  • 1993 - 1994


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1993
  • Brigham Young University
  • Masters of Science
  • 1990
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Los Angeles Clippers Announcer Charged
  • Not Guilty After Jury Trial
  • OCDA Auto Body Sting
  • Dismissed
  • DUI Homicide
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  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - Present
  • South County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1993 - Present
  • Past President
  • 1994 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Barristers
  • Order of Barristers
  • 1993
  • National Trial Champion
  • American Inns of Court
  • 1993


  • The Recorder
  • If You Wish to Remain Silent: Speak Up.
  • 2010
  • The Advocate
  • Making the Unlikable Client Likebale
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE & Ski: Veil Colorado
  • The New Face of Criminal Fraud: A Guide for Non-Criminal Attorney's
  • 2011
  • Annual Meeting
  • Drug Addiction and Your Family
  • 2006
  • Litigation Luncheon
  • Art and Science of Trial Presentation
  • 2004
  • Last Dash
  • Jury Psychology
  • 2004
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Trial Tactics
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dyke Huish taught me what it means to be a defense attorney. He taught me to believe in my client and that against all odds if you can tell a client’s story, you can be successful. Dyke has the most charisma of any trial attorney I have ever had the pleasure of watching. His ability to tell a story and have a jury listen is unique. By the time he is done, the client is no longer a defendant but a person whose liberty is at stake. Juries trust him because his sincerity is palpable. Not only will he defend his clients vigorously but he will do everything in his power to help improve their lives and prevent reentry into the criminal justice system. I have referred several people to Dyke and each one has been extremely satisfied with the care they received. This is the first and last person who I would call if I ever needed representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Huish is a seasoned trial attorney who has consistently achieved outstanding results. When preparing for trial, he leaves no stone unturned. You will be in great hands with Mr. Huish representing you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Dyke is one of the most accomplished and best criminal defense attorneys in California. He is highly respected for his preparation and integrity, and the results he achieves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dyke Huish is one of the most widely respected attorneys in Orange County for his dedication, compassion, work ethic, and, most of all, the results he gets. He is an outstanding trial attorney, and I have had the good fortune of watching him give closing arguments in a homicide case, and a real estate fraud case. In both, he performed masterfully and the jurys' acquitted his clients! Mr. Huish is the consummate professional. He gives 100% to his client. I endorse him enthusiastically."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dyke. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dyke is the consummate professional in his field and is determined to obtain the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been fortunate to have observed and learned from Dyke Huish on a daily basis. His expertise, passion, and commitment to his clients is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dyke Huish is one of the most talented and dedicated attorneys I know. I can personally attest to his incredible knowledge of the law and his dedication to his clients. He works tirelessly on their behalf and he listens more than he talks. However more importantly, Dyke completely believes in his clients and acts fearlessly on their behalf. He is passionate about his craft and confident in his skills. There is no higher compliment which I can pay a fellow attorney than to say if I were in need of a criminal lawyer, Dyke would be the first person I would call. He is that good."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can offer no higher endorsement than this: I carry Mr. Huish's card in my wallet at all times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Dyke Huish for many years both professionally and personally. I have been impressed with his talents as a lawyer, especially in representing those accused of wrongdoing. He is a true champion of the underdog and I regularly refer those who have been arrested or accused with the confidence that they will get the best representation possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Dyke on various complex criminal matters, and know that he is a premiere lawyer, among the best. I have unequivocally referred matters to him, and would not hesitate in the future."
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