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Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

Family Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

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My challenges in business and life have made me a better person and attorney.  I have gained a greater zeal and passion for justice. 

I have worked under, and gone against and with some of the best attorneys in the state.  I have represented clients ranging from the homeless to high profile clients, prestigious insurance companies, and multi-million dollar businesses.  

I am "AV"Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating a lawyer can obtain in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.  Martindale-Hubbell has also awared the Client Distinction Awared - highest award for client satistaction.

I think very highly of myself!  I believe in myself!  I am fair, kind, charitable, and empathetic.  I am about forgiveness and understanding. I believe in God, and Biblical principles and family values. I am about forgiveness and healing---life is too short.  I love and care for my fellow man. I try to listen, be understanding and open-minded, and know the value of these traits.  I am passionate about my faith, family, and work.  I believe in humility and trying to live a humble lifestyle.  Yet, I fight hard and am not easily intimided.

I pride myself on being well-prepared, results-oriented, and one who strives for perfection.  I have high standards and expectations of myself and others.

I have done a lot of good in my life and genuinely seek to make a positive difference in the lives of others!  I have a special place in my heart for raising the self-esteem and self-image of others. I have an intense desire and awareness to improve and become more, so I can be more of a person and to be more of a blessing to others! I root for the underdog. I love a great comeback! I love to see the oddsmakers and pundits proven wrong. 

I live large, make memories, and strive to leave a lasting legacy of achievement, success, integrity, charity, joy, love, inspiration, encouragement, and service to others!

I direct you to the Awards, client reviews, peer reviews, and references above and throughout this profile.  My peers have awarded me the highest Martindaler-Hubbell rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Capability.  Per Martindale-Hubbell, clients have awarded me the highest rating for cient satisfaction.

AVVO's singular computer-based "analytics," "algorithms," "metrics," and impersonal business model has imposed a "mark/branding" and score that does not use fairness, common sense or reason, and should be discounted as such.  It is flawed in that it is not designed to take into account the the human elements of determination, heart, courage, empathy, creativity, hunger, passion, attitude, temperment, integrity, and decency. It is an unfair judgment the reader should clearly recognize.  AVVO is a computer and doesn't know me personally.

 

My Background

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  I graduated with Magna Cum Laude from nationally recognized Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Economics and Religion.  I then attended the prestigious Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio on an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List.  Throughout law school I interned at the Franklin County Public Defenders' Office. 

I have been an attorney for nearly 20 years and I have been licensed practice in 9 states, including California.  I demonstrated the ambition and grit to take and pass the bar exams in 6 states and waiving into 3 states.  I currently only have an active licensure in California and am inactive in the other states simply due to the administrative non-payment of bar dues.  In addition to California, throughout my tenure I have practiced in the states of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Ohio, and Minnesota while representing national mortgage loan servicing companies.

I am admitted to practice in all of the Federal District Courts in California, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.  

I have practiced at AV rated firms and with ABOTA certified trial lawyers my entire career.

I have represented major corporations, insurance companies, and businesses, defending personal injury cases, medical malpractice suits, amusement park accidents, slip and falls, product liability, vehicle accidents and other similar cases.

I have successfully represented numerous individuals and/or businesses in personal injury cases, amusement park defense, medical malpractice defense, family, divorce, custody and support cases, probate and estate planning and criminal defense cases.

I am a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  My family is the highest priority to me which makes me extremely sympathetic to my clients who have been injured in an accident and cannot work to provide for their families or the client who has been falsely accused of a crime because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time and now are in jail away from their family.  I work hard and passionately to resolve these cases quickly to reunite families and provide them with the best possible outcome. 

Similarly, it breaks my heart to see a family torn apart in a divorce and the situation made worse by attorneys encouraging conflict rather than staying focused on resolution.  There are times when you must fight to protect the interest of your client and most importantly the innocent children involved but, staying focused on the solutions and trying to reach a swift resolution has less of a financial impact on a family and generally gets the entire family on the path to healing sooner.

When I am not practicing law, I devote much of my time on weekend getaways with my wife, and making great memories with my family, and my 3 grandchildren.  My family means the world to me and it serves as my purpose, drive and reasons to maintain a high level of performance and standards in the practice of law and in my daily life.

Please email or call my office.  I am happy to give you a free consultation on any legal problem you are facing. The materials provided on this site are for information purposes only and based on current and historical relationships. This information is not intended to be, nor should be interpreted as, legal advice or opinion and is subject to change without notice. 

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Licensed for 27 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/07/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 09/07/2022
State OH
Status Suspended
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/08/2022
State NV
Status Suspended
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/10/2022
State AZ
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/18/2022
State UT
Status Administrative - Not authorized to practice
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/08/2022
State ND
Status Voluntarily Not Licensed
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/22/2022
State DC
Status Suspended - Discipline
Acquired 1996
Updated 06/08/2022
State MN
Status Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/29/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details

Contact Douglas

Law Offices Douglas Borthwick (AV Preeminent rated)
1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA, 92706
Law Offices Of Douglas Borthwick (AV Preeminent rated)
10300 Fourth Street
Suite 150
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730
Law Offices Of Douglas Borthwick (AV Preeminent rated)
3390 Orange St.
Riverside, CA, 92501
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Posted by Zion | April 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I’ve ever met or worked with
I have met mr borthwick sometime around July last year when I was going through something truly devastating in my life and he has been one of the truly stable figures in my life since then. He has went above and beyond the calls of the profession and I have built up a close relationship with him not just as my lawyer but as someone that I look up to with respect and admiration. He encourages me when I am down and he puts in the hours and time so that I am not struggling by myself. He is helping me in a personal injury lawsuit that still is pending trial but I have complete confidence in him that he will do what is best for me and to receive the justice that I have been seeking for almost a year now. I have hope because of him and mr Douglas is really empathetic towards my situation and to others in his community. I am also involved in another pending trial which he has gone pro bono for me. This just proves to me and should prove to everyone that he truly cares and he truly wants what is best for you. You really won't find a lawyer like him and I can guarantee you that without a doubt in my mind. We talk about life outside of just our lawyer and client relationship and I really appreciate all the work that he has done for me so far and will do for me in the future. I highly recommend him as a lawyer, but most importantly, as a person with high values and morals. People often experience or have a negative perception of lawyers in general and I do understand why, but if you want those perceptions shattered, mr borthwick is the guy. Please feel free to contact me via yelp message if you have further questions and I would gladly refer you to his office and staff. So grateful to have met him and really confident in him as my lawyer and my good friend.
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Posted by Joe | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy client
Doug took care of me in a time of need. Great representation. I recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Sam | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
I have employed Douglas as my legal counsel on a few matters and expectstuons gave been met, to say the least. Very satisfied. He knows his law and has the disposition to do his job in the best way possible. Douglas comes highly recommended and he has my highest recommendation.
Posted by Alejandra | June 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
I hired Douglas to litigate my injury case and I was very happy with him as my attorney. Very honest and driven. I like those qualities. I felt that he was always on my side. I never doubted Douglas and he is my lawyer for life. Great man and lawyer!
Posted by Wilson | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A man of Character , conviction to stand for what is right and correct
Attorney Borthwick, showed a large amount of character, stood for doing the right thing and all while showing strength in his understanding of the law. He does not let bullies step on his toes, he explains complicated issues in a way a lay person can both understand the matter and make a decision without adverse pressure. Mr. Borthwick made it possible for my family to move on and not be overwhelmed with non-sense calls from people giving mis-information of what to expect. All matters and were handled correctly , with respect to all and most important everyone was comfortable with the confidence of the case and professional manner it was handled, must add - no wasted time.
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Posted by Jae Kim | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sharing My Worries and My Joys
I have benefited greatly from AVVO Q&A postings, so I write this review knowing readers scour AVVO for information and advice. As a pro se litigant, I’ve invariably hit stumbling blocks I couldn’t resolve going it alone without a professional help. When I first met Atty Douglas Borthwick at his Santa Ana office, he spent time with me in a give-and-take conversation about alternative solutions. I knew I was in good hands and I was relieved. Doug’s analyses of various aspects of my case were with insightful precision, his advice spot on, and I have thus far enjoyed 100% success with him. Above all, during my many subsequent telephone calls, emails, and text messages, I can obviously see he is a wonderful person who was sharing my worries. I felt Doug was walking along beside me through my legal difficulties. Doug defines his legal success in terms of my success. For this reason, I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank him for being such a wonderful attorney and friend to me.
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Posted by Alejandra | April 9, 2014
Trustworthy, Professional, & Reliable
My divorce case was handled in a very professional manner by my lawyer, Douglas Borthwick. He treated me and my case with the utmost respect. He was brilliant in his handling of the case. Douglas is a man of high character and trust. I am very pleased with the result, and the treatment I received was excellent.
Posted by Jesse | April 8, 2014
Top Quality
Douglas Borthwick did an excellent job with my divorce case. He was a fantastic lawyer. He was trustworthy and easy to work with. He knows the law and performs in court very well.
Posted by Gloria | April 1, 2014
A CLASS ACT ALL THE WAY
I definitely recommend my attorney Douglas Borthwick. As I said, he is a class act. He is a professional. He cares. He has a deep sense of empathy. Moreover, he produces great and successful results. He is a likeable person and persuasive attorney. He has a competitive nature. He is honest, sincere, and forthright. Douglas does great work for my business and I owe my success to him.
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Posted by Mario | March 25, 2014
Great Results and Professional
Douglas Borthwick did a great job with my car accident case. The result was great and his representation was very professional. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He always answered my questions and kept me informed.
Posted by Jesse | March 20, 2014
Professional & Respected
Douglas Borthwick did a fantastic job representing me in my child custody case. He was quick on his feet and prepared. I recommend him to anyone. Mr. Borthwick has what it takes and is a great lawer. He also has integrity and character.
Posted by Lorenzo | March 19, 2014
Excellent
I was represented by Mr. Borthwick in my automobile and personal injury case. He was excellent in his representation. He was a strong and impressive advocate. Douglas is a professional and a man of great integrity.
Posted by Brent | March 17, 2014
Trustworthy, Astute, & Professional
Mr. Borthwick was an attorney for my business. I found his service and results to be excellent. Mr. Borthwick is a kind and generous man, and an excellent attorney.
Posted by Amber | March 15, 2014
Trustworthy, Intelligent, & Professional
Douglas Borthwick was my attorney in my automobile litigation lawsuit. His representation was excellent and professional. Douglas is a very kind and courteous person, but an aggressive litigator. I consider Mr. Borthwick to be honest, intelligent, and diligent.
Posted by Vincent | March 14, 2014
Strong Character and Intelligent
Douglas was my auto accident attorney. He achieved a great and just settlement. Douglas worked hard on my case and was always available for updates and consultations. His knowledge is vast and his ethics are superb. I recommend him! He is a smart and honest guy.
Posted by Brandi | March 13, 2014
Skilled, Talented, and Dignified
Douglas Borthwick represented me in my automobile accident case and did excellent work. Douglas is a professional! He is meticulous in his work and very driven. Above all, he is caring and honest.
Posted by Denise | March 11, 2014
Extraordinary
Douglas Borthwick is an extraordinary lawyer and person. He was my attorney in a child custody case and did an exellent job! He is skilled, honest, and caring. My case had an excellent ending and Mr. Borthwick was calm and confident throughout the proceeding.
Posted by Angie | March 7, 2014
A True Professional
Douglas is a true professional. He acts as my attorney and always performs exceedingly well. His knowledge of business matters and the law is impressive. I recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Lourdes | February 25, 2014
Brilliant Mind, Honest, & Generous
Douglas Borthwick is an excellent lawyer. He is honest, empathetic, and quick on his feet. He handled my case very well and gave me excellent representation. Douglas is a good man who fights for your rights. I give him him the highest ranking
Posted by Kimberly | February 17, 2014
Trustworthy, Capable, & Strong
I recommend Douglas Borthwick. He represented me in my personal injury case and we had a favorable result. Douglas handled himself as a true professional and showed great class. I will recommend him to others.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 90-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 8 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 5.5 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2021
updated on 07/07/2022

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in DC, 2009
updated on 08/11/2016

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in District of Columbia Bar.

Douglas's comment: “This suspension was reciprocal only and was not due to any misconduct of any kind in DC. I have never had a bar complaint filed against me in any state by a client or involving the practice of law in my 17 plus years as an attorney. Bogus complaint gone awry.”

Reciprocal - Discipline issued in NV, 2009
updated on 08/11/2016

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Nevada.

Douglas's comment: “This suspension was reciprocal only and was not due to any misconduct of any kind in Nevada. I have never had a bar complaint filed against me in any state by a client or involving the practice of law in my 17 plus years as an attorney. Bogus complaint gone awry.”

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2008
updated on 08/11/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Douglas's comment: “This discipline came as a result of a misunderstanding between myself and a former employer and did not involve clients, professional conduct, or the practice of law. I invite you to read my client and peer reviews then go to calbar.ca.gov and read about it for yourself. If you approach this with an intellectual, open and rational mind, the unfairness, pettiness, and absurdity is incredible. Absolute BS!--A personal vendetta and obvious nonsensical prosecution. Unfortunate, to say the least.”

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • US Legal Group
  • 2019 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • La Sierra Tires & Wheels
  • 2019 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Wenzel & Associates
  • 2017 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Sharp Auto Body
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mediation and Conciliation Network
  • 2017 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Sasha Tymkowicz
  • 2017 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • A-1 Cleaners
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Rulixa Corporation
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Green Association Logistics, Inc. (Marquez Trucking)
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • FIND cures
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Octavio's VW Restoration
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Harbor Automotive, Inc.
  • 2015 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Double Discount Market
  • 2015 - Present
  • In House Estate Planning Counsel
  • J.P. Morgan/Chase Private Client-Chino Hills, Ca
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • 17th Street GASCO
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Joe's Auto Repairs & Service in Orange
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Accu Signs and Digital Printing
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Aladdin Gift and Flowers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of John L. Benson
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Scooter's Auto Repair
  • 2011 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • JD Custom Auto
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner and President
  • Law Offices of Freeman & Borthwick
  • 2005 - Present
  • Legal Advisor
  • Leza Pok Estate Planning
  • 2005 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Bloomberg, Benson & Garrett
  • 2005 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Data Electronic Services, Inc.
  • 1998 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Beo-Mag Plating, Inc.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Mediator
  • OC Legal Help
  • 2017 - 2018
  • General Counsel
  • R & M Companies, LLC
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Anh Quoc Duy Nguyen, Inc.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Advisory Counsel
  • Pink Book (Inland Empire home sales magazine)
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Professor-designate
  • Inland Valley College of Law
  • 2014 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • Inland Valley College of Law
  • 2013 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • Cycle Lab Fitness Studio
  • 2013 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • Bridgeview Bank Mortgage Company, Upland, CA
  • 2013 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • South Pass R&D
  • 2013 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • LumpSumin Relocation, Inc
  • 2012 - 2014
  • General Counsel
  • Eruption E Inc.
  • 2012 - 2012
  • General Counsel
  • The Forklift Man
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Contract Attorney
  • Smith, LLC (av rated)
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Counsel
  • O'Neil Transfer and Storage
  • 2010 - 2012
  • General Counsel
  • HLH Group, LLC
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Marc Grossman
  • 2009 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • Pon International
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Special Trial Counsel
  • California Lawyers Group
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Of Counsel
  • Landau Law Group
  • 2008 - 2009
  • General Counsel
  • Countrywide Debt Relief
  • 2008 - 2010
  • General Counsel
  • First Choice Debt Relief
  • 2008 - 2010
  • National Contract Attorney
  • Law Offices of Houser & Allison (av rated)
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Outside Counsel
  • Homeq Loan Servicing
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of James C. Bechler
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Outside Counsel
  • Ultimate Sports Entertainment, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Of Counsel
  • Kossler & Associates
  • 2005 - 2013
  • General Counsel
  • Trans Safari Moving and Storage
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Ahrens, Rosa & Salmacia (av rated)
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Government Relations Committee advisor
  • Premiere Parks
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Outside Counsel
  • San Diego Jump Masters, Dino Jump Inflatable Jumpers
  • 2000 - 2002
  • General Counsel
  • W.S. Designs
  • 1999 - 2001
  • General Counsel
  • Barking Carnival Games
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Outside Collections Counsel
  • Robinson Pharma
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Outside Counsel
  • White Cap Industries
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Collection Counsel
  • Autobytel
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Southern California Legal Counsel
  • Open Road Drivers
  • 1998 - 2010
  • General Counsel
  • Great Metro Autogroup
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Outside Counsel and Trial Counsel
  • Global Van Lines
  • 1998 - 2000
  • General Counsel
  • Metro Infiniti, Monrovia
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Outside Counsel
  • National Audit Defense Network
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Workers' Compensation defense cousnel
  • C.R. England Trucking Co.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • General Counsel
  • Santa Fe Nissan
  • 1998 - 2001
  • General Counsel & Corporate Counsel
  • Knight Industries, Inc,
  • 1997 - 2001
  • General Counsel
  • Hayward, Tilton, & Rolapp Insurance Associates, Inc.
  • 1997 - 2000
  • High Desert Subrogation Counsel
  • Farmers Insurance
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Garrett & Jensen (av rated)
  • 1992 - 2003
  • Intern at Law School Legal Clinic
  • Capital University Law School
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Legal Intern
  • Franklin County Public Defenders Office
  • 1988 - 1991
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Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Muskingum University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • University of San Diego School of Law L.L.M. Program
  • Incomplete and Did not finish
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Kathy Berg v. OC Burger Boys
  • Case settled for $200,000.00
  • Rodriguez v. Mirza
  • Client dismissed following mediation and client paying nothing to plaintiff or cross-complainant.
  • Rodriguez v. Mirza
  • Client dismissed following mediation and client paying nothing to plaintiff or cross-complainant.
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Associations

  • National Alliance of Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Lawyer Legion
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Trial Academy: Top Tier Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • The Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Board of Immigration Appeals and Immigration Court
  • Accredited Representative
  • 2019 - Present
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Jurist Institute
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Best Law Firms of America
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Power Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • The Lawyer's Den
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Saigon Hai Ngoi Legal Talk Radio Show
  • Radio Talk Show Co-Host
  • 2015 - Present
  • Vietnam Table Tennis Center
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • AngelList
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Donor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Offices of Marc Grossman
  • Legal Committee Advisor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Real Estate Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Classical Dance Studio
  • Sponsor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Caterina's Club-Charity for at risk children
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Peace with Parkinson's
  • Sponsor/Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Parkinson's Foundation
  • Donor
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Anaheim Boys & Girls Club
  • Sponsor/Volunteer
  • 2012 - Present
  • CHOC Children's Foundation
  • Sponsor
  • 2012 - Present
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Sponsor/Volunteer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Volunteer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Southwestern Poverty Law Center
  • Sponsor/Volunteer
  • 2010 - Present
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Donor
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mortgage Servicing Fraud
  • Advisory Board
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth District
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • District Court of California, Northern District
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • District Court of California, Eastern District
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United Scottish Society of So. California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • District Court of California, Southern District
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • District Court of California, Central District
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • California Low Cost Legal
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Inland Valley University Board of Advisors
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Santa Ana Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Bowers Museum
  • Foundation Supporter
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sponsor/Volunteer
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Adrienne Shelly Foundation
  • Donor
  • 2012 - 2014
  • North Broadway Homeowners Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo
  • Sponsor
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Growth Source Coaching Co.
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Orange County Public Law Center
  • Pro Bono Voluneer
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • California Moving and Storage Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Orange County Celtic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM, Intl.)
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • U.S. Mirror Class Association
  • Secretary
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Western Fairs Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association
  • Special Assistant to the President
  • 2000 - 2003
  • National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC)
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA)
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2002
  • California Amusement Parks Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2001
  • National Recreational Park Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Muskingum University
  • Alumni Volunteer
  • 1996 - 1999
  • World Waterpark Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2002
  • Roller Skating Association, International
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2003
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2003
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2003
  • Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers, International (AIMS)
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2006
  • Student Bar Association, Capital University Law School
  • Representative
  • 1990 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • National Alliance of Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firms
  • US News & World Report
  • 2022
  • Litigator Of The Year 2021
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Law Firm
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Best Of The Inland Empire
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Leading Marital and Family Law Attorney of the Year
  • Lawyer International
  • 2021
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • American Institute of Legal Professionals
  • 2021
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2021
  • Legal Eagle of America
  • Legal Eagles of America
  • 2021
  • Best Law Firm 2021
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Attorney of the Year In The Field Of Personal Injury Law
  • National Alliance of Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2021
  • Finance Monthly Legal Award
  • Finance Monthly
  • 2021
  • The West Coast Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2021
  • Best Divorce Lawyers In Riverside
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyers In Riverside
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorneys In Santa Ana
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyers In Santa Ana
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Probate Lawyers In Santa Ana
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney Personal Injury
  • America's Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney Family Law
  • America's Best Attorney
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • America's Best Attorney
  • 2021
  • Attorney of the Year
  • National Alliance of Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Tier Lawyers
  • American Trial Academy
  • 2020
  • Leading Small Business In Personal Injury Law
  • Riverside Small Business Excellence
  • 2020
  • Platinum Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Santa Ana
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Riverside
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Riverside
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2020
  • Best Probate Attorneys in Santa Ana
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Boutique Litigation Award in California
  • International Advisory Experts
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney
  • Attorney.com
  • 2020
  • Who's Who In The World
  • Marquis
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Platinum Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Member, Academy of Lawyers
  • Academy of Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Ranking Criminal Defense Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2020
  • Riverside Leading Small Business in Personal Injury
  • Small Business Excellence Awards
  • 2020
  • Elite Advocate in the field of Personal Injury
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Personal Injury Law
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Elite Advocate
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2020
  • Top Ranking Attorney for Personal Injury Law
  • American Association Of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • 2020 Lawyer Of The Year In The Field of Personal Injury
  • American Institute of Legal Professionals
  • 2020
  • Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Santa Ana
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Best Personal Injury Attorneys In Riverside
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney of the Year
  • Leading Advisors
  • 2020
  • California Top 10 Attorneys in Personal Injury Law
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Member
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • Member
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Member
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best of the Best
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News
  • 2020
  • Three Best Rated Attorneys Lawyers in Rancho Cucamonga
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • Family Law Firm of the Year
  • Acquisition International Global
  • 2019
  • Industry Leaders Who's Who
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2019
  • Executive of the Year
  • Business Intelligence group
  • 2019
  • A Plus rating
  • Better Business Bureau accredited
  • 2019
  • Small Business Excellence Award for Personal Injury Law
  • Riverside Small Business Excellence Awards
  • 2019
  • Small Business Excellence Award for Personal Injury Law
  • Riverside Small Business Excellence Awards
  • 2019
  • Premiere Lawyers of America
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2019
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • The Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2019
  • Who's Who In The World
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • The Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2019
  • Leading Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney of the Year
  • Leading Advisor
  • 2019
  • Power Attorney
  • Power Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 3 Estate Planning Lawyers in Rancho Cucamonga
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Leading Riverside Small Business in Personal Injury Injury
  • Small Business Excellence
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Attorneys in America
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 2019 Top Rated Lawyer
  • Corporate Counsel
  • 2019
  • 2019 Top Rated Lawyer
  • American Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Litigator
  • The American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Litigator
  • Corporate Counsel
  • 2019
  • Superb Rated
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Leading Advisor Award
  • Acquisition International
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Leading Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney, California
  • Acquisition International
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firms of America
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • 2019
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • 2019
  • Annual Best Of The Inland Empire
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2019
  • Platinum Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Power Attorney
  • Power Attorneys
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Lawyer
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Independent Personal Injury Law Firm Of The Year
  • ACQ5 Law Award
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firms of America
  • Best Law Firms of America
  • 2018
  • 2018 Legal Leaders Top Ranked Lawyer
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2018
  • 2018 Legal Leaders
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2018
  • Corporate Counsel Legal Leaders
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2018
  • The American Lawyer Legal Leaders
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2018
  • The National Law Journal Legal Leaders
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firm
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2018
  • Leading Adviser Award
  • Acquisition International
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Legal 500
  • 2018
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2018
  • 2018 Legal Awards
  • Corporate Insider
  • 2018
  • Riverside Small Business Excellence Award in Personal Injury
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • Fastest Growing Law Firms
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Small Business Excellence Award in Personal Injury Law
  • Riverside Small Business Excellence Awards
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Esteemed Lawyer of America
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • 2017
  • Top 3 Personal Injury lawyers in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings
  • 2017
  • "10 Best" Estate Planning Attorneys for Client Satistaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Who's Who In The Inland Empire
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2016 Riverside Best Business Award In Personal Injury
  • Riverside Best Business
  • 2017
  • 2015 Riverside Best Business Award In Personal Injury
  • Riverside Best Business
  • 2017
  • 2017 Best Divorce Lawyers in Riverside
  • Excellence
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • 2017 "10 Best" Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Family Law
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2017 "10 Best" Law Firms in Personal Injury
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Firms
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction in Personal Injury
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Estate Planning Law Firm
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Legal Leaders in The West Coast
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2017
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Elder Law Firm
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Legal 500
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Legal 500
  • Leading Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Platinum Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Honoree
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Highly Recommended Business Award
  • Alignable
  • 2017
  • Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer
  • The Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer
  • The Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top Rated Litigator for 2017
  • The American Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Corporate Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top Rated Litigators for 2017
  • National Law Journal
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Power Attorney
  • Power Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • The American Lawyer
  • 2017
  • 20 Year Anniversary Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Personal Injury Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2017
  • Personal Injury Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2017
  • California Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Eagle Rated
  • National Profile Plus
  • 2017
  • Eagle Rated
  • National Profile Plus
  • 2017
  • U.S. News Lawyer Directory
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 20 Year Anniversary Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Judicial Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018 Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • 2017
  • Fastest Growing Law Firm
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2017
  • Power Attorney
  • Power Attorney
  • 2017
  • 2016 Top 25 Divorce Lawyers in Riverside, CA
  • Excellence
  • 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" Estate Planning Attorneys for California
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Legal 500
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2016
  • Inland Empire's Top Lawyers
  • Inland Empire Executive Magazine
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Fastest Growing Law Firm
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2016
  • Avvo Rating Badge
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Avvo Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Attorney of the year
  • Law Offices of Marc Grossman (av rated)
  • 2014
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Member
  • World Wide Who's Who Registry of Professionals
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers Attorney Profiles
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2009
  • Associate Attorney at Recipient firm
  • Bristol Who's Who Registry of Distinguished Professiohals
  • 2001
  • Member while Associate Attorney at AV rated Garrett & Jensen
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • 2001
  • Associate Attorney at Recipient Firm
  • Best's Directories of recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjustors
  • 2001
  • Muskingum University
  • Dean's List
  • 1998
  • Coach Of The Year
  • Riverside County Little League Baseball
  • 1997
  • Member
  • Central District Court of California, Southern District
  • 1997
  • Dean's List
  • Capital University Law School
  • 1991
  • Participant in Universty Academic Honors Program
  • Muskingum University
  • 1991
  • Public Service Award
  • Capital University Law School
  • 1991
  • Public Service Award
  • Capital University Law School
  • 1990
  • Wall Street Journal Award
  • Wall Street Journal
  • 1988
  • Financial Executive Institute Award
  • Financial Executive Institute
  • 1988
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Capital University Law School
  • 1988
  • Magana Cum Laude
  • Muskingum University
  • 1988
  • Most Improved Debater/Debate Team
  • Muskingum University
  • 1988
  • President in Economics, Business, and Religion Honoraries
  • Muskingum University
  • 1988
  • Senior Class President
  • Muskingum University
  • 1988
  • H.T. Mount Scholarship Award
  • Muskingum University
  • 1987
  • Adam Smith Award
  • Muskingum University
  • 1985
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Muskingum University
  • 1984
  • America's Most Honored Professionals Award
  • American Registry
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • Inland Empire Best Of The Best Professionals
  • 2021
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • Top Lawyers in Inland Empire
  • 2019
  • Acquisition International Global
  • Family Law Firm of the Year
  • 2019
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire
  • 2018
  • California Business Journal
  • Commitment to Ethics
  • 2018
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • Top Lawyers in Inland Empire
  • 2017
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Top Lawyer
  • 2017
  • National Law Journal
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • Top Lawyers in Inland Empire
  • 2016
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • Top Lawyers in Inland Empire
  • 2016
  • Inland Empire Executive Magazine
  • Inland Empire's Top Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Co-editor
  • Peace with Parkinson's (Book)
  • 2014
  • Brochure
  • Steps To Take If You're In A Car Accident
  • 2003
  • Form
  • Auto Accident Information Form
  • 2002
  • World Waterpark Magazine
  • Contributing article writer re Waterpark risk management and safety
  • 2001
  • AIMS Publications
  • Not Amusing, a Guide to Defending Amusement Park Injury Cases
  • 2000
  • Fun World Magazine
  • Contributing writer on amusement park risk management articles.
  • 2000
  • Participated in legal research re drafting of California Assembly Bill re Amusement Rides Safety Law
  • Amusement Rides Safety Law
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Radio Show Guest-Saigon Hai Ngoai
  • Legal
  • 2015
  • "Ask a Lawyer" promotional video re non-profit corporations
  • Upland "Ask a Lawyer" re local business owners promotional video
  • 2014
  • Safety or Privacy: Weighing the Public's Right to Know against Individual Privacy and Liberty
  • Penal Code 290
  • 2013
  • KFI Radio Law Day
  • Pro Bono Legal Advice to Public
  • 2011
  • Riverside County Bar Association "Ask a Lawyer Day"
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership Training
  • Putting Yourself Out There
  • 2000
  • AIMS, International Conference
  • Managing Risks in Amusement Parks
  • 2000
  • Special Presentatiom
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 1999
  • Los Angeles Convention, IAAPA Amusement Park Risk Management
  • Amusement Park Risk Management
  • 1999
  • Anaheim IALDA Risk Management Seminar
  • Risk Management & Safety
  • 1999
  • Orlando Convention, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • Risk Management & Safety
  • 1998
  • 2008 IAAPA Orlando Convention
  • Amusement Park Defense--Field questions at IALDA Information Booth
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Borthwick. My clients were sued by an ADA plaintiff represented by Mr. Borthwick. I agree that ADA accommodations are needed, but I disagree strongly with the laws that permit repeated lawsuits by serial ADA plaintiffs. However, I endorse Mr. Borthwick as negotiating ethically and wisely on behalf of his client. I have had other cases in which nothing was paid to an ADA plaintiff, or in which attorney's fees and/or costs were awarded against an ADA plaintiff. But Mr. Borthwick listened and considered defense arguments made soon after service of the complaint, enabling the parties to come to a reasonable resolution."
Personal injury Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Borthwick is an excellent attorney who advocates for his clients and gets the job done. His reputation in the legal community is stellar and clients only have positive things to say about his work product."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas Borthwick. He is extremely thoughtful and passionate about the practice of law. He is an exceptional attorney. I highly recommend his services to my friends and family."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Borthwick. I know him to be an intelligent and aggressive attorney who cares about his clients. He strives to achieve the best outcome for his client in every matter he handles. I would not hesitate to refer family law and personal injury clients to Mr. Borthwick, and intend to do so in the future should the need arise."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Douglas for over 16 years, he is a very knowledgeable attorney. He will do a good job representing you on your legal matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Borthwick. He is deeply caring and passionate about the practice of law as more than an instrument for justice. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. He's earned the respect of the legal community because he puts his clients' interests so high. That's why I highly recommend his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Douglas is a driven a person and attorney who can't help but look out for others and serve them. He is competent, caring, honest, resolute, and a winner!"
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Borthwick. He has helped a huge number of people with legal problems in his community. Also, he has a very large number of peer endorsements on AVVO. He is a truly expert in his field. Undoubtedly, I would want people to turn to him for help first!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Borthwick is an excellent lawyer with a superior knowledge of criminal law. He goes well beyond the call of duty in representing his clients and as their advocate and has the highest standards of professionalism."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a highly trained and experienced attorney. I am happy to endorse him in all matters involving personal injury and recommend him without reserve to anyone needing professional representation."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse his lawyer as he has shown an ability to turn the most difficult cases in his favor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the refined skills of a superb litigator. Additionally, he has a character that is beyond reproach."
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Santa Ana Family Lawyer Douglas MacMillan Borthwick
Douglas MacMillan Borthwick
Family Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 27 years
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