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Don Werno is an award winning trial lawyer who has been practicing law since 1999 in and around Orange County, California.  Don has a Master's Degree in Psychology along with a law degree and is a Single and Multi-Engine aircraft Commercial Pilot and Gold Seal Flight Instructor.  Don is a Certificated College Professor and has spent much of his adult life educating people about computer technologies, aviation, law and other subjects.


Don focuses his practice on providing outstanding service in the area of Family Law, Criminal Law, Business Law and Aviation Law.  Don has successfully represented several hundred clients throughout his career.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    18 years



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Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with and for him for a short time and he was always professional and genuine. He's a caring attorney who will go above and beyond to do what is in the client's best interest.


    Maxine Ho Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Douglas Sean Pinkham

    I endorse this lawyer. Don is professional and down to Earth. He is easy to work with while always keeping his client's interests number one. Very respectable attorney.


    Douglas Pinkham Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Offices Of Werno & Associates

540 N Golden Circle Dr Ste 115
Santa Ana, CA, 92705-3914


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best BriefRoger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition1998
Best OralistWarren J. Ferguson Moot Court Competition1997
Best Oralist TeamWarren J. Ferguson Moot Court Competition1997
Best Over-All TeamWarren J. Ferguson Moot Court Competition1997
Second-Place Brief (Tied for First Place)Warren J. Ferguson Moot Court Competition1997
Flight Instructor of the YearCivil Air Patrol - Group 7, Squadron 401994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney & Counselor at LawThe Law Offices of Werno & Associates, APLC1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Orangewood Children's HomeVolunteer2004 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationLegal Services Plan Attorney2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney in Good Standing1999 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationSection President - Aviation Law1999 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
ABC NewsGood Morning America2011
FoxFox & Friends2011
CNNAnderson Cooper 360 Degrees2010
The Washington PostPilot posted video as 'a security issue'2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
United States International UniversityPsychologyMA - Masters1994
National University School of LawPsychologyOther - Bachelors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
For the Profit & Non-Profit IndustriesContract Law2011