Attorney in Newport Beach, CA
Michael H. Gazin was born in Los Angeles, California in 1949, and has been a resident of Orange County since 1974. He and his wife, Fran, have lived in Irvine since 1976 where they raised their two daughters, Annie and Molly, both of whom are graduates of the University of Colorado.
Mr. Gazin graduated from San Jose State University with honors in 1971, earning a BA degree in Political Science. He attended the University of Santa Clara School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Mr. Gazin has been an active member of the Orange County Bar Association since 1976, serving as a member on its Board of Directors from 1980 through 1985. Mr. Gazin was elected Secretary of the Orange County Bar Association in 1986, Treasurer in 1987, President-Elect in 1988 and President in 1989. Mr. Gazin recently completed a 3 year term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Bar Foundation. He is a former Treasurer of the Orange County Bar Family Law Section.
Mr. Gazin chaired the Client Relations Committee of the Orange County Bar Association from 1983 to 1985 after serving as a Committee member from 1977 to 1983; he has served as a delegate to the State Bar Conference of Delegates every year from 1980 through 2003. Mr. Gazin served as a member of the Orange County Bar Association Judiciary Committee in 2003, and he has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Orange County Superior Court.
Mr. Gazin has an AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Gazin has been named and is currently recognized by the Los Angeles Magazine as one of Orange County's Super Lawyers; and he is currently listed in the U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers guide.
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Experience & Credentials:
Admitted in 1974, California
Law School Attended:
University of Santa Clara School of Law
Class of 1974
San Jose State University
Class of 1971
Political Science, with honors
Born in 1949
Los Angeles, California, March 4, 1949
Associations & Memberships:
Orange County Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1980-1985; Secretary, 1986; Treasurer, 1987; President-Elect, 1988; President, 1989; Judiciary Committee, 1990-1991; Chairman, Client Relations Committee, 1983-1985; Member, Family Law Section); State Bar of California; Orange County Bar Foundation (Member, Board of Trustees, 2005-2007); State Bar Conference of Delegates (Delegate, 1980-1993).