Mark Minyard

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Mark E. Minyard's reputation, extensive experience, and proven track record in family law has been recognized by Super Lawyers by naming him as a Top 50 Family Law Lawyer in Orange County each year since 2004 and Top 100 in Southern California out of 67,000 lawyers since 2019. He has been listed as one of the best family law lawyers in America by Best Lawyers in America - each year since 2003 and was named Orange County Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2009 and 2016 by Best Lawyers in America. He has also been listed as a Super Lawyer by the same publication each year since the inception of the list. This is an honor limited to the top five percent of Southern California lawyers. Mark is one of only three family law attorneys in California who are Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers, was ranked in 2019 & 2020 by Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Lawyers and is listed in the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers national publication. In 2009, the Anti-Defamation League awarded Mark the Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence award which is presented for significant contributions to the community and the legal profession. Mark was the only Orange County lawyer appointed by the California Judicial Council to the groundbreaking Elkins Family Law Task Force by the California Judicial Council. Mark is AV Peer Review Rated (the highest rating) by, has been listed in the Preeminent Bar Registry for 25 years and is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Mark is the Managing Partner of Minyard Morris and limits his practice to Orange County Family Law matters.


  • J.D.

    Loyola University

  • B.A., cum laude

    California State University

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America - U.S. News & World Report, Orange County Family Law Lawyer of the Year, 2009, 2016
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 Southern California Lawyer,  2019-2020
  • Super Lawyers, Top 50 Orange County Lawyers, 2004-Present
  • Listed in Best Lawyer - U.S. News/World Report, Orange County Family Law, 2003-Present
  • Stand for Justice Pro Bono Service Award, Levitt & Quinn, 2016
  • Chambers HNW Listing, 2019-2020
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers, 2020
  • Voices for Justice Lifetime Achievement Award, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, 2015
  • Samuel W. Barnes Award, 2014 

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association’s Masters Division
    • Board of Directors 2011-Present
    • President, 2019
  • Orange County Bar Association's Family Law Section, Executive Committee
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
    • Board of Directors
    • Judiciary Committee, 2012-2016
    • Investment Committee, 2014-Present
    • Leadership Development Committee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member

Counties Served

Orange County
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  • Minyard Morriss

    Newport Beach, CA