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Dorie Anne Rogers

Divorce and separation Attorney at Orange, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dorie

Learn Dorie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Have practiced in all areas of divorce. High asset property division, business valuation, support and recovering fraudulently concealed assets under breach of fiduciary duty violations. Negotiate settlement in divorce avoiding excessive attorney's fees.

    43 years

  2. Child custody
    High conflict custody cases involving allegations of abuse and alienation. Use of forensic psychologists and understanding of interpretation of forensic psychology and the importance of its use in court.

    43 years

  3. Appeals
    Appellate practice is limited to family law. Consult with trial attorneys regarding trial and post trial strategies to protect client's record at trial court to better their chance fro an appeal if necessary.

    13 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    Draft premarital agreements and post marital agreements. Have litigated the validity of marital agreements. Educate individuals regarding marital property and support law.

    43 years

I have practiced Family Law since 1981 and have limited my practice to Family Law exclusively since 1984.  Family Law matters cover dissolution of marriage (property division, custody and support orders), domestic partnership, domestic violence orders, palimony actions and step-parent adoptions. I also serve on the Family Law Panel of qualified minor’s counsel representing children by court appointment in custody disputes.


Because of my psychological education I am able to effectively litigate child custody matters involving court appointed psychologists with expertise.  When there are issues of property and support, I have the ability to be aggressive yet sensitive to my client’s emotional presence from settlement negotiations through litigation.  Whether it is crafting a prenuptial agreement, litigating property issues or developing custody orders, knowledge is power and pre-planning in the initial stages is always to one’s advantage. 


            If you considering entering into or ending any relationship you need advice from an experienced family law attorney.  Call for a consultation.


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Dorie Anne Rogers
790 The City Drive South
Suite 120
Orange, CA, 92868


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Bertha L | April 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Full Custody
Dorie is a great lawyer; she understands what's important in a custody case and ensures the case is guided toward that end. Dorie and her staff are responsive, knowledgeable and well prepared. They always show compassion and care for their clients. I feel blessed I found Dorie. She helped me get full custody of my child, who is now safe and thriving. If your child's wellbeing is your priority, don't hesitate to call Dorie.
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Posted by Rebecca | June 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Full Custody
Dorie Rogers helped me to be awarded full physical custody/shared legal- I have final say on legal matters- from my son’s abusive and narcissistic father. For 13+ years I have dealt with attorneys that just seem to want to spin drama and then hike the bill up over it. Ms. Rogers didn’t buy into the drama from dad’s side. She was strategic and used her knowledge about the psychological aspects of our case. She recommended an amazing reunification counselor that contributed to the health and safety of our son. (Father defaulted on the reunification). She has an efficient team with her Parallegal and Office Manager Daenna and team backing her. Because of the issues that the Covid situation has presented, all the legal work had to be conducted through home offices and distance. Her office was very good at keeping me updated and communicating with court and our reunification counselor. They were really together even in the middle of all this community chaos. Ms. Rogers is expensive but she is worth every penny spent. Thanks to her efforts as an attorney my son is now going to be able to thrive, live his best life possible and feel safe every day. I am keeping Dorie as my attorney and if/when our shared legal becomes an issue I will not hesitate to have her represent me in court again to make it a non-issue.
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Posted by Todd | February 5, 2010
2nd to none
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dorie to anyone. She was my attorney for my divorce and custody case. She will do everything it takes to get the job done and all with a smile on her face. Her knowledge and expertise will assist anyone in a family law situation get the results they want.


  • Hourly Rates $ 275-475 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Honey, Rogers, Baron & Berndt, APC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Smith, Smith, & McFaul, LLP
  • 2002 - 2006


  • Western State Univ
  • law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marriage of B
  • Wife recovered 100% of the 401k without offset to husband and spousal support denied as to him. She was awarded custody and child support from husband.
  • Marriage of Browley
  • Wife recovered one-half of all assets totaling $500,000. Sanctions for husband were awarded in the amount of $15,000 plus turning over a Rolex watch and $20,000 in attorney's fees.
  • Marriage of Browley
  • Wife recovered one-half of all assets totaling $500,000. Sanctions for husband were awarded in the amount of $15,000 plus turning over a Rolex watch and $20,000 in attorney's fees.


  • State Bar of California, Executive Committee of the Family Law Section
  • Legislation Chair
  • N/A
  • Orange County American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter
  • N/A
  • Banyard Inn of American Inn of the Court
  • N/A
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Legislation Asst. Chair
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee, Legislation Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • California Legal Specialist in Family Law
  • The California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California
  • 2010


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Speaking Engagements

  • What Is Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2016
  • We're Moving On...
  • Move Away Cases in Divorce
  • 2016
  • Law and Motion in Family Law
  • Divorce Strategies
  • 2016
  • Divorce American Style
  • Divorce
  • 2015
  • Types of Actions Within a Family Law Action
  • Divorce
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Dorie
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dorie knows how to be strong and firm and get the job done - all the while working with the utmost in professionalism and class."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorie is a caring family law attorney that works hard to protect her client's interests, while also keeping an eye on the big picture of the case. If Dorie can settle the case in a manner that benefits her client, she will do so. But she's not afraid to take on the other side to do what it takes to get results."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Dorie Rogers for Family Law matters as I have found her to be responsive and helpful to her clients in their time of greatest need, divorce or separation."
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