Helen Cayton received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (summa cum laude), and her Juris Doctor from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law. While at Chapman, Helen was on the executive board of the Federalist Society, on the Nexus Law Journal, and was a staff writer for the campus newspaper, The Courier. Helen is currently on the Chapman Law Alumni Advisory Board.

Before joining Minyard Morris, Helen practiced civil litigation primarily in the mortgage banking area, representing major banks, loan servicers and trustees in various foreclosure-related litigation. Helen has litigated matters involving State and Federal mortgage regulations including non-judicial foreclosure, real property, tort law, contract law, evictions, title disputes, TILA and RESPA litigation.

Helen limits her practice to Orange County Family Law matters.


  • Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A., Political Science – International Law emphasis - 2005
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association, OCBA
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court
  • Chapman University, Fowler School of Law – Alumni Board
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Orange County Jewish Bar Association, Member
  • Federalist Society, Executive Board

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Mortgage banking
  • Loan servicing
  • General Business
  • Real Estate
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Characterization and Equitable Apportionment
  • Deferred Compensation, Plan Valuation, and Characterization
  • Enforcement of Orders
  • Paternity
  • Separate Property Tracing

Bar Admission

  • California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal 9th Circuit

Current Employment Position

  • Associate