At the Law Office Of Justine A. Dell, APC, you can count on a thoughtful, customized approach to your California divorce, support or custody challenges.

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About the Law Office of Justine A. Dell, APC

Justine A. Dell, Esq. is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified by the California State Bar of Certification. She graduated from Western State College of Law in Orange County, California. Since 2008 Ms. Dell has been admitted to practice law before all California courts. Ms. Dell has worked in the legal industry for over twenty years, most of which her experience is family law. She began her legal career as an assistant before obtaining her paralegal degree. She worked as a paralegal/law clerk while attending school in the evenings.

Ms. Dell was named a 2020 Top Woman Lawyer and in the years 2013 – 2018 she was named a Southern California Rising Star by Thomas Reuters. Less than 2% of her colleagues are honored and recognized as a Top Lawyer or Rising Star. In order to receive such an honor, one must be nominated by her peers and then go through a vigorous evaluation process based on peer evaluation and professional achievement. She is rated 10 out of 10 on Avvo.com.

Ms. Dell was an adjunct professor for South Coast College teaching family law, real property, torts, legal transcription and office procedures from 2009-2014. In addition, she has volunteered her time at Laura’s House for victims of Domestic Violence and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children in Orange County’s dependency system.

Ms. Dell is a member of the California State Bar, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and a past President of the Warren J. Ferguson American Inn of Court. She is also a 2013 graduate of the Houston Trial Advocacy seminar. Ms. Dell is committed to her profession and community.


Areas of Practice

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support and Spousal Support
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mediation
  • Post Judgment Modification of Orders
  • Premarital Agreements

Certified Legal Specialties

Family Law, State Bar of California, 2014 – present

Bar Admissions

California, 2008


Western State University College of Law, Orange County, CA, California

Honors and Awards

  • Rising star 2013 – 2018
  • Top Woman Lawyer, 2020
  • Avvo rated 10 out of 10 (Superb) Orange County Family Law Attorney.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Warren J. Ferguson American Inn of Court, Past President

Family law matters, such as divorce and child custody, are highly consequential life events. Property division in a divorce decree can have an impact on an individual’s financial strength for years to come. A child custody order can determine what type of relationship a separated or divorced parent will have with a son or daughter for a lifetime.

Containing Costs While Pursuing The Right Resolution

With such high stakes on the line, it is important to work with an experienced lawyer who will truly advocate for you as you face any family law issue. At the Law Office of Justine A. Dell, APC, clients find an attorney who is a Certified Family Law Specialist devoted to serving them well. We aim to ensure a satisfactory outcome without generating unnecessary costs whenever possible.

Is Mediation The Way?

Attorney Justine A. Dell encourages and guides clients through the legal processes most appropriate for their individual circumstances. Mediation as a rational approach to divorce or a child-centered child custody arrangement may bring the sensible resolution you seek. Even if you believe your spouse or the other parent has done wrong, attempting to use the law as a club to punish him or her is not likely to protect your best interests.

When Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head

The road to a divorce is by nature a high-conflict phase in human relations. Sometimes, peace seems out of reach as a close relationship takes a rapid downward turn. If your spouse or partner has threatened you, you may need a restraining order. Conversely, if you have been named in a restraining order, you may need help regaining access to your home and your children, and salvaging your good name.

Ms. Dell has extensive experience in the area of domestic violence. She volunteers her time at Laura’s House for victims of domestic violence and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children in the county dependency system from 2008 to 2012.

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