Community Involvement

Our firm lawyers and staff contribute time and money to a number of local non-profit organizations. We believe that a law firm should be used as a vehicle to perform good work in its community. We recognize that lawyers are uniquely qualified to provide assistance in certain areas of need. In addition to providing the highest quality legal services, the firm's mission is also wedded to serving the community in meaningful ways. Since 2012, Minyard Morris has given more than $1 million to deserving non-profits. We support the following non-profits, among other national and local charities:

  • Orange County Bar Foundation – A Community Youth Non-Profit
  • Public Law Center of Orange County
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • Loyola Law School
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center
  • Human Options
  • Charitable Fund of Orange County Bar Association
  • Laura’s House
  • Kids First
  • FACES
  • OneOC
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Levitt Quinn
  • Veterans Legal Institute

Minyard Morris is recognized as the Law Firm of the Year (2016) - Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund

Mark E. Minyard received the Stand For Justice Pro Bono Service Award (2016) - Levitt & Quinn

Mark E. Minyard received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Legal Aid Society of Orange County in 2015.

Minyard Morris contributes to The Orange County Bar Foundation's 'Youth Empowered for Success" scholarship and has established a five-year Minyard Morris $10,000 needs-based annual scholarship for first-year Orange County students at Loyola Law School.

Minyard Morris has a history of support and involvement with the Public Law Center of Orange County and The Legal Aid Center of Orange County.

Matthew S. Buttacavoli received the Wiley M. Manuel Certificate for Legal Services in 2014.

Minyard Morris was the recipient of the Orange County Public Law Center's 2007 Law Firm of the Year award.  The list of prior recipients includes Rutan & Tucker; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; O’Melveny & Myers; Shepard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Latham & Watkins; Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker; and Irell & Manella.

Minyard Morris was the 2007 recipient of the State Bar of California Pro Bono Service — Law Firm of the Year (small firm) Award.

Matthew S. Buttacavoli served as the co-chair of the silent auction committee for the Public Law Center of Orange County's Volunteers for Justice annual dinner in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Mark E. Minyard served as co-chair of the dinner committee of the Public Law Center of Orange County's Volunteers for Justice annual dinner committee in 2011 and 2012.

Mark E. Minyard was presented with the SPIRIT award in 2008 by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.

Minyard Morris alumnus, William F. Wenke, was recognized by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County with its Access to Justice Award presented at its 2008 50th Anniversary Gala. The award was given in recognition of Mr. Wenke’s instrumental role in making the IOLTA program a reality in California. This program requires banks to pay interest on attorney trust accounts and directs the interest to legal services for the indigent. The program has spread across the country and has raised more than $3,000,000,000 for indigent legal services. Mr. Wenke was serving as Co-President of the California State Bar at the time.