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Justine Ann Dell

Family Attorney at Tustin, CA

4.9   29 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

About Justine

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  1. Family
    35%
    Family law matters, such as divorce and child custody, are highly consequential life events. They can have residual effects lasting years afterward. Getting proper guidance and help from an experienced professional is key. Call Today for help.

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%

  3. Child custody
    15%

  4. Child support
    10%

  5. Mediation
    10%

AGGRESSIVE FAMILY LAW REPRESENTATION WITH YOUR PRIORITIES AT THE FOREFRONT.

Ms. Dell is a Certified Family Law Specialist.  She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Western State College of Law in 2007.  Prior to being admitted to the California Bar, Ms. Dell worked as a paralegal and then a law clerk.  She has over a decade of experience in the legal industry, most of which is family law.  Ms. Dell is admitted to practice law before all California state courts.  Her practice is limited to all aspects of divorce and family law matters. 

 

She is an adjunct professor for the paralegal certificate program at South Coast College, where she has taught classes on Family Law, Real Property, Torts and Legal Transcription since 2009.

 

Ms. Dell volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Orange County working with children in the county dependency system.  She is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association and Warren J. Ferguson American Inn of Court.  

Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/06/2022

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

Contact Justine

Law Office of Justine A. Dell, APC
17821 E. Seventeen St.
Suite 200
Tustin, CA, 92870

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and excellent
Justine is very passionate and direct. She is very professional and knowledgeable of the family law system. She always fought for me in what is fair and did not let me get taken advantage of. I would strongly recommend her to anyone searching for family law in Orange County.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing Custody Attorney
My divorce was finalized years ago through another attorney, but I continued to have issues with my narcissist ex not paying child support and taking me back to court repeatedly over custody. I consulted with Ms. Dell a couple of times before I finally hired her, and I wish I had hired her sooner! She was excellent in the courtroom, provided me with realistic advice and expectations, and got me everything I wanted. I have had another family law attorney, consulted with a lot of attorneys, work for attorneys, and have just had to deal with attorneys a lot in general. Justine Dell is the BEST and I would not recommend anyone else.
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Posted by Lindsay | June 6, 2022
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Concise attorney
Justine and her team are experts in the field. She is respected within the court room by opposing counsel, minors counsel, and every one in between. She is thorough, gives sound advice, and advocates for her clients while still maintaining an eye for the opportunity to reach a fair agreement with the opposing side. Justine is a committed advocate for her clients and their children while staying ethical, trustworthy, and hardworking. Despite the difficult times, my heart and mind were at peace with her representation.
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Posted by Ivan | February 20, 2022
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AMAZING DIVORCE ATTORNEY!
Justine is thorough and straight to the point. She is VERY knowledgable. She listens well, is able to see through the BS, and is a great judge if character. She explains things in Layman’s terms instead of using legal jargon so that it was easily understood. She has relieved a ton of stress off my shoulders by handling everything. She is a God Send.
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Posted by Valerie | February 6, 2022
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A fighter for you till the end..
I don't even know where to start. From beginning to end, Justine and her team helped me get through the most toughest time in my life and helped to be that rock for me when I thought there was no hope. Justine and her team fought hard for my son and I when there was no strength in me to fight. I honestly do not know where my son and I would be if Justine and her team was not there to guide me and be my voice. Justine, my son and I thank you. We thank you for bringing hope to our new chapter in our lives.
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Posted by Renee | July 20, 2021
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Phenomenal Divorce Attorney
Justine came to me as a highly recommended divorce attorney and did not disappoint. She is extremely knowledgeable, and provided prompt answers to my endless questions. At times, it seemed like this process would never end, but her constant encouragement and ability to negotiate with opposing counsel led to a settlement just hours before our court appearance. Justine gave sound advice and knew when it was time to hold firm or when to make certain concessions, always keeping the best interests of myself and my son fist and foremost! Words cannot express how grateful I am to Justine and her office for making this difficult process bearable and brining this process to an end!
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
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Excellent advocacy and representation
Ms. Dell provided excellent representation for me in my custody case. She understood that I was not looking to divorce my husband but needed to focus on custody of our children. Ms. Dell not only respected exactly what I wanted but advocated diligently for the best interests of my children in a way that did not unnecessarily antagonize the opposing party, helping me to achieve a result that the children and I could live with. She understands that you don’t have to be a bulldog in court to get the best results. I was impressed by her calm demeanor and commanding presence which made her extremely effective in court and in negotiating with opposing counsel. Ms. Dell was exactly the kind of lawyer that I needed, someone who gave me a voice but without making an already difficult situation more antagonistic or difficult. I am very thankful to have found her.
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Posted by Bryan | March 11, 2019
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Fantastic Attorney!!
I would highly recommend Justine A. Dell for your family law needs. Her attention to detail, sensitivity, prompt responses and wonderful staff has helped me navigate through the most painful situation I have ever encountered. Always there, always on time and extremely knowledgeable in her field. I loved the respect she received in the court room. I promise you that you will not be disappointed and it would be hard to find a better attorney.
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Posted by Kara | April 3, 2018
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Great Attorney
I was very comfortable with Justine from my consultation and all throughout her handling my case. She is very professional and gets right to the point. I had absolutely no knowledge of the divorce process or the law. She took her time to explain things to me and discuss my options. I was very impressed with her help and guidance in trying to cut down on litigation costs. She is not the type of attorney that just sees $$ and and will drag out a case. I truly believe she has her clients best interest at heart. I was able to settle my case to avoid a long court process and I am so grateful I had Justine representing me and fighting for what was best for me!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
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She was there for me when I needed someone the most.
Domestic Violence is a serious issue, and One I was facing in court alone to defend myself. As the court date grew closer, my anxiety was at its highest. "How can I face this man in court by myself in less than five days" he whom had destroyed my confidence in my self, and tried to destroy everything I held dear, and whom was extremely deceitful, and lied constantly. I prepared this whole case by myself, the file was three inches thick, and I thought, "how do I present this to the judge?" it would take hours, let alone, how do i face this man in court by myself, and sadly you cannot have family members with you for support. This was my second attempt at a DVRO, the first one, only a month earlier, I had dropped because he showed up to court and sat right down at my table pleading that I drop it, and I did. Only to experience within a few short weeks another verbal abusive attack on me and my daughter. My mom found Justin for me through recommendations, and she agreed to see me three days before court, no up charge for short notice, and I had some money left over. All I can say is WOW. I wanted to kiss her, she was so on point, knew my case like the back of her hand, went straight for key points immediately and within 15 minutes she had the judge saying to my ex wow your a Jekyll and Hyde personality, and with that said I had a 5 year restraining order, she had my ex back peddling, of which I could never do. More over, I was so fearful of him, and she stood by my side even when he walked into the area outside the court room, she said to me "do not listen to him" because he immediately got on his phone and started talking loudly, and Justine instructed me to ignore him he is trying to intimidate you, she stood by my side! shoulder to shoulder! Even if I did not win, she believed in me and wanted to protect me and my daughter and I am so grateful! Thank-you Justine !
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Posted by Franshelle Murray | October 20, 2017
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Pint Sized Powerhouse!
JUSTINE DELL: intuitive, passionate, impregnable, unrelenting, tenacious, extremely knowledgeable, strategic and capable of bringing desired outcomes. I have a VERY COMPLICATED divorce case. I hired Ms. Dell to represent me. She is amazing. Don't let her size fool you, this woman packs a serious punch. Backed by her incredible office staff, her lead paralegal, Caroline Walters is compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable and patient. Ms. Dell fights for justice on your behalf. I am very thankful to have Ms. Dell as my representation in my divorce.
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Posted by Jaime | September 15, 2017
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Awesome attorney!!!
I can't say enough great things about Justine. I decided to represent myself and ended up loosing custody of my kids due to not following the judges orders. Justine came up with a plan of attack and was able to get my kids back. I not only got them back but got full custody. She is an extremely hard working mom who selflessly have up time with her own daughter to help me. She has made a name for herself because of her hard work and dedication. I would never recommend anyone else!! She ROCKS!
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Posted by Martin | May 25, 2017
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Extremely Honest and Ethical!!!!
I hired Justine to help me out with issues I was having with back owed child support, current child support and child custody issues. Justine and her staff were very professional. Justine took the time to explain things to me. She let me know my options and guided me through them. The outcome of my case was better than I expected!! I was able to gain partial custody of my son and all of the back child support and current child support issues were resolved. Thanks to Justine I can live again!
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Posted by Steve | May 11, 2017
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Ethical professional
Justine took my case after my first lawyer saw me as an easy paycheck. I did not trust lawyers after my first lawyer especially because it was very first. My ex wife and I were fighting for custody of our children and Justine put them first. She did not play into the many attempts from my ex or my ex's lawyer to provoke me into what they wanted. She held a standard that is rarely seen in the normal professional world let alone the heavily emotional world of family law. I highly recommend Justine if you are husband or wife, she puts family first and I am eternally great full she gave me one hour just to hear my case. From day one after I highered her she upheld the law and her ethics without hesitation.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 4, 2016
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Beyond Excellent
Justine is remarkable! She listens, is trustworthy and advocates for what is right for your specific situation! She knows the law and fights for what is right, no matter what it takes. Her calm, professional domineer is recognized not only by her client, my best friend, and myself but by her peers and the courtroom staff....She is well respected and has been spoke very highly about from everyone around her, even the courtroom bailiffs... I can't say enough about watching her in action... she is organized, ready and well spoken. I have to say, I am a very hard "customer" to please and have high expectations of individuals that serve the public (I am a Lead RN) but can honestly say I couldn't have found ANYONE that fit our needs better than Justine!
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Posted by April Manley | January 27, 2016
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A Phenomenal Attorney
Justine is professional, prompt, knowledgeable, confident and straightforward attorney. She stood by me, she had my best interest in mind, she gave hundred percent on ALL court appearances (she was always on point). I am so thankful for all her efforts and time she put in my case. I highly recommend Justine A Dell.
Posted by Jen | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
Justine put me at ease right away. She is intelligent, professional, courteous and knows her stuff without skipping a beat. I was clueless when it came to my divorce and Justine walked me through it every step of the way. I never second guessed what she was telling me or questioned her as I trusted her 100%. I have never felt so prepared as I did when I went to court as I did thanks to Justine. She does not beat around the bush or waste your time. She is on it and makes you feel good about a bad situation. She is honest and sincere. I would recommend her to my children, family and friends as a Family Law Lawyer. Thanks to Justine I can move forward with life!!!
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Posted by Grittiya | August 12, 2015
Exceptional Family Law Attorney
Justine is a very exceptional family law attorney. First of all, I was referred to her by another family law attorney who said that he didn't like to go up against her. I took that as a good sign of someone that was going to stand up for me and my children. I had met with 7 other attorneys before finding Justine for my divorce and special needs custody case. She is smart, direct, efficient and thoughtful. She doesn't miss a detail, even when I do in this stressful time in my life. I like that Justine doesn’t waste your time. She thinks ahead of what would help your situation that you may not have considered. I never felt like I was getting the cookie cutter playbook. Her retainer was reasonable and her billing was clear and upfront. She is cognizant about how her time and your money would be best used. I would recommend Justine to any of my family and friends.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 29, 2015
You're in good hands with Justine !
I'm finally having the chance to write a review for an excellent attorney. Today marks the one year anniversary from when Justine was able to bring my case to conclusion. After 5 long years being represented by another lawyer and getting no where in settling my divorce, Justine took over and eight months later my case concluded to my extreme satisfaction. She left no stone unturned, fought every step of the way for me and we prevailed. I'm still in awe that it's finally over. 5 years is a really long time to be in and out of Lamoreaux...started making friends down there! She's just really a great person to work with and with a great work ethic and takes what she does extremely seriously with all involved parties. Call Justine Dell, she really is the best is the business, you're in good hands and you'll be able to sleep at night.
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Posted by Joann | May 27, 2015
5 stars and I will tell you why
Justine is dependable, knowledgeable, and was there when I needed her. She was well prepared in all our court appearances and I felt that I was well represented. When I was sitting in the courtroom listening to the other cases and other attorneys, I felt bad for the other people because their attorneys were ill prepared and did not do the proper steps in their cases. That's when I appreciated and realized that I was very blessed because Justine was my attorney. She kept me up to date with details in my case. She would also followed up on matters wherever the other attorney dropped the ball. Divorce is a very traumatic experience and you need to be able to rely on your attorney to protect you and to make sure you're well represented. There were times where I just told Justine that my own judgement was clouded and that I needed her to do the thinking for me. I trusted her that much and I'm glad that I did. I felt protected. I felt at ease and I felt assured that If I forgot something, Justine wouldn't. Justine was so easy to talk to and easily accessible and she answered questions I had-- promptly and clearly. She was fiscally responsible. She sent me an invoice promptly and gave me different options for taking care of the bill. She actually would tell me ways on how to save money as far as handling matters in the case. My friend recommended Justine and I felt very comfortable with her on the phone. I had an urgent matter and sent texts and calls out to different attorneys, and Justine was first one to respond to my plea . That was the main deciding factor on why I hired her. I am so glad she answered me when she did. Thanks Justine!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Calif St Univ Dominguez Hills
  • undergraduate
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Associations

  • Warren J. Ferguson American Inn of Court
  • Past President
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Justine. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dell is a rising star in the family law community. She is highly competent and has a keen mind for the law. She works tirelessly to effectively and creatively further her client's interests."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Justine is an outstanding attorney and I highly recommend her for your family law matters."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justine is an amazing family law attorney. She cares about her clients and doing well for them. Justine takes a practical approach with clients and explains the pros and cons of each transaction. In an area like family law, sometimes emotions guide people's decisions. Justine makes sure her clients are making decisions that are practical and beneficial."
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Tustin Family Lawyer Justine Ann Dell
Justine Ann Dell
Family Attorney
Tustin, CA
Licensed for 14 years