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Anthony B. Cartee

Business Attorney at Orange, CA

4.8   20 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    California - CA 17 years
    Illinois - IL 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Anthony

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Anthony is a 2005 graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and holds a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California.  He is admitted in the state and federal courts of both Illinois and California. His practice focuses on trademarks and business disputes at both the trial and appellate levels.  He also assists boutique firms as of counsel in their more complex litigation matters.


During law school, Anthony externed for the Honorable William J. Bauer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Upon graduating, Anthony served as law clerk for the Honorable Nancy J. Arnold in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.  He later joined a business law firm in Irvine, California, and worked in its litigation practice group handling all phases of the litigation cycle. He resigned from that firm in October 2008 to spend more time with his newborn daughter and to start his own firm. Anthony currently resides in Orange County and serves domestic and international clients throughout California.


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Cartee, LC
333 City Boulevard West
17th Floor
Orange, CA, 92868


4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Posted by Fran | August 12, 2012
Excellent Trademark and Business Advice
My 18-year-old company relocated from Ohio to California in 2009. I sought the help of Attorney Cartee in providing consultation as to what I needed to do in order to get my business registered with the State of California, submitting the paperwork, and other trademark matters. He was quick to respond and gave excellent advice. I continue to use his services to this day. I would not hesitate in recommending him to any small or mid-size business. His prices are more than fair and he sincerely cares about his clients.
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Posted by Hanh-Thuc | April 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Super Professional Lawyer
I cannot find the right words to express my appreciation to Attorney Cartee and James for their super-positive support in walking me through the legal matters of my accident. This is the first time I have encountered a really, very professional law office. I say this because I mean it with high respect. In the past, I had experienced many lawyers in my community who did not treat customers professionally. They acted as if they were doing a favor for their customer, did not respect the rights of their customer, and were not transparent in their collection and disbursement practices. Your caring and professionalism meant so much to me and my family during our crisis. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. We feel relieved to be able to count on you from now on for any legal matters. I have already publicized the existence of your very professional and caring office to my family, extended families, friends and coworkers. Again and always, thank you a zillion times, Attorney Cartee.
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Posted by Jonathan | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What can I say.. a great person to work with. Very understanding and takes time with whatever is going on. I can't remember the exact date of the accident, but the nonetheless the team did a great job in helping me getting the most out of my situation. A win win!
Posted by Justin | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Anthony Cartee did an excellent job of reaching a financial settlement in my case. I offer my highest recommendation for him and will make him a my first call in any future cases.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results oriented
Mr Cartee worked on a personal injury case for me and he delivered!! He and his amazing paralegal James make a great combination. The journey was long but fruitful . Mr Cartee is very skilled at articulating your side and delivering you winning results at the end. I will definitely hire Anthony Cartee again in the future for any legal matters!
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Posted by Francesca | October 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Seventh year using this lawyer with great results
Attorney Cartee is wonderful to work with and responds quickly to emails and calls. He has helped guide me and my business through several trademark infringements, intellectual property matters, and contract law disputes. He was also able to register my federally registered trademark internationally which I needed in order to do business overseas. His advice is always very helpful, insightful, and spot on.
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Posted by Veronica | September 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Sharp, knowledgeable and personable!
After dealing with many different attorneys in the last three difficult years of my life, Anthony was a reminder that you can be exceptional at what you do and still be human and humble. He handled my case quickly and perfectly. I recommend him to anyone that needs the job done correctly, without hassle and that appreciates a kind personality. Five stars!
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Posted by YEN | July 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dear Mr.Cartee & James, I just wanted you to know how appreciative I am for all you have done for me. I know you both worked some long and very hard days on this case. I am so incredibly thankful for your hard work and expertise on my case. I was really in a bind when I first started out but you took over and won my case! All of your valuable time and efforts were so appreciated! I am totally thrilled that you are my attorney and believe that I could not be in better hands.
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Posted by Lynn | October 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Writer, illustrator, educator
About four years ago I contacted Anthony B. Cartee for advice regarding copyright laws for the children's book I was writing and illustrating. He reviewed some of the writing and the illustrations. He went over details and specifics in my illustrations that would infringe and gave me guidelines and parameters to follow in my illustrations. I made all those corrections and adjustments. It was extremely helpful. It was not just the legal advice he gave that was helpful, but he was very encouraging and supportive. I did return a couple of years later for further consultation. Since, through his advice and encouragement, I have completed two illustrated children's books, both of which have been published and are currently on Amazon. Thank you Mr. Cartee.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer!
I had a pleasure of working with Mr. Cartee on my case that was a California non-solicitation breach of contact case filed on my business. I found Mr. Cartee to be very knowledgeable, diligent, client-centric and very fair in handling the case. He was very reasonable in every aspect of my case handling and provided great guidance on dealing the with case and other details. I have hired him after talking to at least 5 more attorneys and I am glad to make that decision to seek his help. After to and fro, the plaintiff requested the judge for dismissal of the case with all the best efforts from Mr. Cartee and his team. I highly recommend any one needing an attorney.
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Posted by Jen | September 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An Attorney with Integrity
I have so much respect for Mr. Anthony Cartee! I was in a car accident over a year ago and was referred by an acquainted friend. I contacted his office and they took care of my case from the beginning to the end. I am very pleased with his service and the end result. Anthony is one of the few attorneys who makes sure the client comes first. If you need legal advice/service, definitely contact Anthony Cartee and his team. If he cannot not help you, he definitely will direct you to someone that may be able to help you. I can't expressed how lucky to have met such an honest and well respected attorney in the OC.
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Posted by Le Mai | July 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer i have ever met
Me and my wife got into the accident in January, then we got into another accident in Feb. Both of us were having treatment for our first case and didn't know what we should do for the second case. Luckily, we were introduced to Mr Cartee. This is our very first time working with a lawyer and i was afraid that he would rip off our money. But i was totally wrong. Mr Cartee is so nice and gentlemen. He was not only able to walk us thru all of the process, also paid for our parking ticket and kept us in touch. He and his assistant James also gave us some very useful information. I highly recommend people who is reading this review go to his office. And from now on, he will be our first-choice lawyer.
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Posted by Hoan | May 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Anthony Cartee
We were very satisfied with his firm’s handling of the case. Mr. Cartee and Mr. James involved in the case were nice and helpful, they were quick to respond to my questions about the case. Mr. James was exceptionally understanding and helpful. He would call me to make sure I was informed every step of the way. He came across many obstacles but handled them like a professional. Upon the settlement of my case, I felt it was a fair settlement and I truly believe Attorney Cartee did everything he could in his power to ensure the whole process had truly been smooth and the fair amount I deserved. I could have not asked for a better team. I am truly so thankful!
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Posted by Zac | December 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dependable and Thorough
Anthony and I have worked together on several matters. Most recently Anthony advised me on creditors' rights in a bankruptcy proceeding. Anthony was quick to respond to emails and his advice was spot-on. He is a great attorney to work with.
Posted by Eric | December 9, 2014
A pleasure to work with
I have worked with Mr. Cartee for a few years now on a number of issues and he has always done a stellar job often going above and beyond what most other lawyers would. He's helped me with trademarks, joint venture contracts, sales contracts and been a solid legal adviser for my businesses. I couldn't recommend him enough.
Posted by Rebecca | December 5, 2014
Best Lawyer I have ever worked with!
Anthony Cartee is an Attorney that really cares about his clients - this is rare in my experience. He is smart, he is a family man, he is truly one of a kind.
Posted by Natalie | June 9, 2014
He is someone that I will recommend without a doubt
Patient, responsive. He really takes the time to understand the whole case and advise how it shall be proceeded. Then without any pressure, client makes the decision. As the case is proceeding, he keeps the client well informed of the progress. That is a very important factor because some other attorneys won't even return an email or a phone call.
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Posted by Ken Luna | August 29, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
"Anthony is a dependable attorney with multiple skills and talents that lay the foundation for a successful law firm. He has excellent communication skills and is goal oriented. He is of the highest ethical and moral standards and always lives up to his word. His law firm operates with complete privacy and integrity. Doing business with Anthony is efficient and he produces results. Mr. Cartee is always open to new ideas to improve his creative solutions and his company's performance." By: Ken Luna, Private Investigator
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2009
Client Review
Mr. Cartee is an excellent and very trustworthy attorney whom I have been privileged to work with.
Posted by Pablo | March 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I had a car accident On August 13, 2015 I went with the lawyer Anthony cartee I attended his assistant James was very cut after a year I asked him what was going on with my case why I was going to change my case with another lawyer Why you were not working on my case then James was upset after three months James told me that my case had no value I do not recommend this office because they are not good at winning cases
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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Cartee, LC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Friedman Stroffe & Gerard
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Extern
  • US Court of Appeals For The Seventh Circuit
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court Of Cook County, Chancery Division
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Southern California
  • MPW
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tomelleri v. MEDL Mobile, Inc.
  • 2015 WL 1957801
  • Dzwonkowski v. Spinella
  • Published at 200 Cal. App. 4th 930


  • International Trademark Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Executive Committee - Solo & Small Firm Section
  • 2010 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Honorable Mention - Best Oral Advocate
  • Vis Moot (East) International Commercial Arbitration Competition
  • 2005


  • Loyola University Chicago International Law Review
  • Protecting the Indigenous Past While Securing the Digital Future: The FTAA and the Protection of Expressions of Folklore
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Anthony
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anthony's knowledge of a wide variety of legal topics, whether in litigation or corporate work, is second to none. Whatever the matter, he is always impeccably prepared and a pleasure to work with. He unique insights and novel approaches certainly set him apart from other attorneys. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is smart, creative, diligent and compassionate -- everything a client could want in an attorney. I'd hire him to represent me."
General practice Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anthony is a great attorney who takes excellent care of his clients. He is fair and honest, though ruthless in pursuit of justice for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding Intellectual Property Lawyer. Anthony has the rare combination of an outstanding academic background, extraordinary client experience, and deeply-rooted good business sense. He is impeccably fair and honest, though ruthless in pursuit of justice for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Anthony since law school. He is always helpful and accurate. The skills he developed in large firms make him the perfect person to handle any case large or small. He works with his clients to get the results they want at a price they can afford. His continued pursuit of perfection makes me proud to call him not only a colleague but a friend."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anthony Cartee runs an excellent practice, rooted in client attentiveness and tireless advocacy. He is a creative litigator who pays attention to nuanced details and crafts strategy based on the big picture. I have known him professionally since beginning my practice and whole-heartedly endorse him as an excellent advocate and legal professional."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anthony is a very sharp attorney. He has a high learning curve and is able to size up a client situation quickly and efficiently. Anthony is also an excellent writer, a skill that is often overlooked in a quality attorney. Anthony is relentless in pursuing the best results for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is an experienced and knowledgeable trademark attorney. I am a patent attorney who occasionally does some trademark work for my clients and I found Anthony to be a great source of ideas and insights in regards to trademark matters. He has a particular ability to process details. I highly recommend Anthony as I am confident that he is able and willing to represent his clients with diligence, care and professionalism."
General practice Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cartee exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and a level of professionalism we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law which means. giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law. The thousands years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to those in need. This Attorney’s experience allows to obtain excellent results for his clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with legal problem for which we may have some helpful information and thereby demystify the legal process as much as possible. I would recommend this Attorney without any hesitation for all practice areas listed."
Antitrust and trade law Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anthony is a great attorney. Yay!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Cartee, a former co-worker, combines an impressive knowledge of the law with a creative and savvy knack for problem-solving, which makes him a fine lawyer. On a personal level, he is doggedly determined, friendly, and forthright. I would not hesitate to recommend him to handle any manner of legal work."
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Orange Business Lawyer Anthony B. Cartee
Anthony B. Cartee
Business Attorney
Orange, CA
Licensed for 18 years
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