Laurence A. Kutinsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Law Offices of Laurence Kutinsky
 | 24 Corporate Plaza Drive 2nd Floor, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-706-1706
Fax: 949-706-1724
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

The founder and principal of Laurence A. Kutinsky, Attorney at Law, located in Newport Beach, California, Laurence A. Kutinsky has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California since 1985. With nearly 40 years of legal experience, he focuses his practice on a wide range of family law issues for clients throughout Orange County, including child custody, child support, divorce and separation, domestic violence, court order modification and enforcement, paternity issues and high-asset cases.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1971, Mr. Kutinsky received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1975. As a current member of the State Bar of California, he is admitted to practice before the state courts of that jurisdiction as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the state courts of Pennsylvania and New York.

In addition to being named among The Best Lawyers in America* and "Best Law Firms" in the area of family law from 2011 to 2018, Mr. Kutinsky has been rated AV Preeminent** by Martindale-Hubbell since 1997. His firm also earned a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 listing of "Best Law Firms" issued jointly by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Mr. Kutinsky serves as a member of the Family Law Sections of the Orange County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. In the past, he has been an instructor in the areas of family law and legal ethics at Western State University College of Law.

*The Best Lawyers in America 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

**AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2020

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About Laurence Kutinsky

Admitted: 1979, California

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  • Rated AV Preeminent, by Martindale-Hubbell, from 1997 through 2018.
  • Awarded a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U S. News- Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
  • Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Family Law, including 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • Selected by U.S. News - Best Lawyers as one of "Best Law Firms" for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • Laurence Kutinsky Selected for “Best Law Firms 2018 – California” - Laurence Kutinsky of Orange CA has been honored with a recognition by U.S. News World Report in it’s selection of “Best Law Firms 2018 California.” A Spokesperson from Laurence Kutinsky commented on the recognition: “This is quite an honor for us. The fact that U.S. News & World Report included Laurence Kutinsky in it’s selection of “Best Law Firms – California” signals that our constant efforts towards business excellence are paying off. We are proud to be included in this recognition.”, Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • Selected as one of Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers for 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 1985 to present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of New York - 1976 to present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1979
  • State Bar of California Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association - 2015
  •  State Bar of California - 1979 to present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section - 1980 to present
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania - 1984 to present
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1981
  • Orange County Bar Association - 1980 to present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Kutinsky provides free legal services or services at a reduced rate for clients in need.   Mr. Kutinsky has been actively involved in Huntington Beach School District Fundraisers since 2001.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Instructor, Family Law and Legal Ethics, Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California, 1980-1981

Educational Background:

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. , 1975   
  • Boston University, B.A., 1971
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Office Location for Laurence A. Kutinsky

24 Corporate Plaza Drive 2nd Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-706-1706

Fax: 949-706-1724

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Last Updated: 9/19/2019

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