Mark E. Minyard

Partner

Contact Information

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

Mark E. Minyard is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mark’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 in Best Lawyer - U.S. News and World Report each year since 2003 and specifically named ASBest Lawyers in America - 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.

Mark limits his practice to Family Law since.

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • Cal State Fullerton

Bar Admissions

  •  State  Bar of California

Awards & Honors

  • 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.”
  • Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Orange County Lawyers since its inception in 2004
  • Listed in Best Lawyer - U.S. News each year since 2003
  • Listed in World Report each year since 2003
  • Named ASBest Lawyers in America - Orange County Family Lawyer of the Year in 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rated (the highest rating) by Martindale.com
  • Listed in the Preeminent Bar Registry for 25 years

Professional Affiliations

  • 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
  • Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and 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)
  • Serves on 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
  • 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)

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 position 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

Mark has been recognized for his contributions to the community and non-profits and for his dedication to the underserved youth in our community

  • 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

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

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaking engagements with the UCI School of Law as an expert in family law
  • Speaking engagements with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Articles & Publications

  • Articles published in the California State Bar’s CEB
  • Articles published in the Orange County Lawyer

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 which catches endless mirrored fragments of the surrounding campus and buildings for Law School students, staff, and faculty to enjoy for generations to come.