Mark E. Minyard

Partner

Contact Information

Mark E.
Minyard
Partner
Phone: 
949-724-1111
Fax: 
949-724-1117

Mark E. Minyard’s extensive experience and proven track record has been recognized by Super Lawyers Top 50 Orange County Lawyers since its inception in 2004. Additionally, he has been listed as one of the best lawyers in America by Best Lawyers in America - U.S. News & World Report each year since 2003 and named as Best Lawyers in America - U.S. News & World Report - Orange County Family Lawyer of the Year in 2009. Mark is AV Peer Review Rated (the highest rating) by Martindale.com. He has been listed in the Preeminent Bar Registry for 25 years. He is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Mark is a Partner and limits his practice to Family Law.

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • Cal State University - Fullerton

Bar Admissions

  •  State Bar of California

Awards & Honors

  • Voices for Justice Lifetime Achievement Award (2015) - Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • Samuel W. Barnes Award (2014) - Orange County Bar Foundation’s highest honor presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to the foundation’s mission to “empower youth to make better decisions and become better citizens.”
  • Named as Best Lawyers in America - U.S. News & World Report - Orange County Family Lawyer of the Year in 2009
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Orange County Lawyers since its inception in 2004
  • Listed in Best Lawyer - U.S. News each year since 2003
  • AV Peer Review Rated (the highest rating) by Martindale.com
  • Listed in the Preeminent Bar Registry for 25 years
  • The only Orange County lawyer appointed by the State of California's Judicial Council to serve on the prestigious Elkins Family Law Task Force from (2008-2010)
  • Anti-Defamation League's Marcus M. Kaufman Jurisprudence Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Loyola Law School
  • Spirit Award by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • Orange County Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows’ first Distinguished Fellow’s Award
  • Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Life Fellow of The American Bar Foundation
  • Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association’s Masters Division (2011 – present)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee (2012 – present)
  • Served on the Executive Committee of the Orange County Bar Association's Family Law Section
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of California

Community Involvements

In addition to his legal career, Mark is committed to giving back to the community.

  • Serves as a member of the Orange County Bar Foundation Board of Trustees (2005 to present) where he has also held the positions of President and Treasurer
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Law Center (2005 to present)
  • Serves on the Loyola Law School Board of Directors (2008 to present)
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association's Charitable Fund

Teaching Involvements

  • Lecturer for State Bar of California Continuing Education of the Bar on the following topics: Fundamentals of Family Law; Dividing Property on Dissolution of Marriage; Family Law Litigation and Enforcement of Orders; Family Law Litigation; Dividing Property on Dissolution; Valuing Assets in Dissolution; Spousal and Child Support
  • Author of articles for the California State Bar's CEB, the Orange County Lawyer, and the Orange County Business Journal

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer - UCI School of Law on Family Law Discovery
  • Panelist - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on Life Insurance Issues in Family Law and Valuation of Difficult and Unique Assets

Minyard Tower Loyola Law School

At Loyola, one of the best views of the campus and downtown Los Angeles is from inside the top floor of the Minyard Tower. At Frank Gehry’s invitation, French architect Jean Nouvel, a Pritzker Prize winner, designed the polished stainless steel tower.