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Douglas Pettibone started his own law practice fresh out of law school in 1988, and, has built that once solo practice into one of the leading trial attorney firms in Southern California.

With the help from a current legal staff of nine individuals supporting him, including three attorneys, as well as paralegals, investigators, law clerks and an office manager, Douglas has handled over 200 jury and court trials, arbitrations and mediations with an outstanding and proven track record of success. He has been the attorney of record in over 900 litigation cases He has handled 65 appeals and even has one appellate court published opinion which is still on the law books and is often cited as legal precedence.

In addition to litigation, Douglas Pettibone, handles corporate and business matters, employment matters (for management side only) and real estate transactions. Occasionally he will handle a variety of legal matters for family and friends and is a pro bono advocate working on a minimum of 2-5 cases per year free of charge where there are clear signs of injustice.

 Douglas Pettibone believes in the judicial system. He has seen and experienced first-hand that justice does exist in the legal system when you have the right person on your side who is guided by moral principals, can navigate the court system and has a clear sense of right and wrong. Douglas Pettibone is a huge advocate for resolving legal matters by way of jury trial when other conventional means of resolution can not work for a variety of reasons. There are not many attorneys who have his level of tried and tested battlefield experience and based upon that experience he can and does often negotiate high settlements for his clients.


Douglas prides himself on his strategic abilities to make quick and sharp legal decisions on a daily basis as necessary to counter those of his adversaries. Douglas Pettibone has dedicated his life to the advancement of his legal career and he dedicates himself at the same level to each and every one of his clients.


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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 100%



Hourly ($275-325/hour), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jimmy Nguyen

    Doug is a great attorney. I have consulted with him on various legal matters, and he has been extremely helpful every time.


    Jimmy Nguyen Litigation Attorney
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  • William Lee Buus

    I endorse this lawyer. Douglas is a smart, aggressive lawyer who serves his clients well.


    William Buus Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Pettibone & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Anaheim Stadium Towers Plaza
2400 East Katella Avenue, Suite 800
Anaheim, CA, 92806


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Douglas J. Pettibone1988 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember2007 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2010 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of DenverEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1984