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About me

I love what I do and it shows in the level of personal care I give to my clients. 


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
    16 years
  2. Business: 25%
    12 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    16 years
  4. Litigation: 20%
    14 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (30-45%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Matthew Lenza

    Michael expertly handles the questions presented to him and I fully endorse him.


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  • Sohaila Sahami

    I endorse this lawyer because I have worked with him in the past and he is not only extremely knowledgeable but also diligent and caring with his clients.


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Contact info

1851 E 1st St Ste 900
Santa Ana, CA, 92705


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Completion, College of Trial AdvocacyOrange County Bar Association2007
Dean's ScholarshipWestern State University College of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael R. Weinstein2008 - 2011
Associate AttorneyAttlesey & Thomlinson2003 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael R. Weinstein2002 - 2003
Clerk then Associate CounselLaw Office of Gerard O'Brien1997 - 2001
InternCalifornia Superior Court1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: the Wolfe TrustJudgement for domestic partner
Private mediated settlementSettlement allowing client to continue building a successful multi consultant business for no out of pocket cost
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Pepperdine UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration1979
Pace UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Meeting of Orange County, CA chapterPlanned Giving2014
6 Degrees associationGifting as an Estate Planning Tool2012
Raytheon employee clubEstate Planning2010