Philip G. Seastrom

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Philip G. Seastrom is the Founding Partner at the “First Tier Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy in Newport Beach, California. Nationally ranked as among the preeminent lawyers in America, he is regularly honored for his outstanding professionalism and exceptional client representation. US News & World Report voted him Orange County Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2011 and 2018. He is also a Diplomat of the American College of Family Law Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the 100 top family law trial lawyers in the United States. He also received the Charles Garrity Award in 2005 from the Orange County Bar Association for his exceptional service and professionalism. Super Lawyers has named him one of Orange County’s Top 50 lawyers in all of Orange County on seven occasions, including in 2021 and 2020. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America each year since 2006.

A leader in his field, Mr. Seastrom has published numerous articles and lectures for continuing legal education seminars on a variety of complex family law topics. He is also a fellow with the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2019, Mr. Seastrom served as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Southern California Section chair.

Mr. Seastrom served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He is a combat Marine, having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in 1976. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist and is also admitted to practice before the US Federal District Court and the US Supreme Court.


  • J.D.

    Western State College of Law
    - 1976

Awards & Accolades

  • US News and World Report, Orange County Family Lawyer of the Year Award, 2011, 2018
  • Charles Garrity Award - given by his peers in the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association to the “Quintessential Family Law Lawyer” who exhibits the highest level of excellence and professionalism, an award that has been received by only eight lawyers since its inception in 1995.
  • Law Dragon Top 500 Family Law Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers, Orange County’s “Top 50” Lawyers, 2004-2008, 2021-2022
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers America, Family Law, 2004-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2004-Present

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American College of Family Law Trial Lawyers, Diplomat
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Fellow
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Specialist in Family Law

Counties Served

Orange County
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  • Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy

    Irvine, CA