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Herbert Ferdinand Layton

Family Attorney at Brentwood, CA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as H. F. "Ferdy" Layton

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Mr. Layton has practiced family law since beginning his practice in December of 1991. He handles all aspects of family law, including divorce, support modifications, custody and visitation issues (including international aspects of custody and visitation), paternity and non-paternity, adoption, as well as domestic violence protection and defense.

    31 years, 300 cases

  2. Litigation
    Mr. Layton has recently litigated real estate fraud cases involving sales and loan by predatory real estate agents, obtaining six-figure verdicts in favor of his clients, as well as one seven-figure verdict. He also also successfully represented real estate brokers by defending them against unfounded claims. Mr. Layton has also represented clients in civil rights actions, business litigation, personal injury claims, and other tort and breach of contract lawsuits.

    31 years, 150 cases

  3. Appeals

    22 years, 7 cases

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Mr. Layton has recently litigation to a successful resolution a religious corporate dispute, which involved several appeals and writ petitions to the court of appeal. He also advises corporate clients in the formation of corporations, LLCs and partnerships, as well as ensuring corporate compliance.

    22 years, 25 cases

  5. Estate planning

    31 years, 50 cases

Licensed for 31 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/02/2022

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

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191 Sand Creek Road
Suite 220
Brentwood, CA, 94513


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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Layton did an EXCELLENT job of settling my case. From the moment I walked in his office, i was treated very professionally and with respect. The entire staff of H.F. Layton Law is amazing! He could easily be the best lawyer in the greater bay area! I couldn't be more pleased. I would strongly recommend Mr. Layton to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Daniel Diaz | June 16, 2011
Custody of my son
Mrs. Layton is excellent lawyer,professional,trustworthy,and friendly,he is bilingual lawyer. I recommend to any one he is the best for family law.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 1991 - Present


  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Brigham Young Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • Best of Brentwood 2011 Gold--Attorney
  • Brentwood Press
  • 2011
  • Best of Brentwood 2009 Gold--Attorney
  • Brentwood Press
  • 2009
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Estate Planning
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing
  • 1991

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Litigation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Layton is an articulate, knowledgeable, and very experienced attorney. His strong command of the law makes him an exceptionally strong advocate for his clients. I can recommend him without hesitation."