Firm Overview

After leaving Orange County's largest firm 21 years ago, I formed my own firm to be able to provide outstanding service to my clients. After 20 years I joined Bohm, Matsen as a partner in the litigation section. My primary focus is my clients' needs in business litigation and executive compensation issues. My partners specialize in social security disability appeals, estate planning, family law, and busines formation.

Example cases

I had a six-week jury trial involving claims of securities fraud. My most enjoyable case was beating Ford in a jury trial for great clients whose Ford Thunderbird self-ignited while parked in their garage. My most satisfying case was saving the shareholders of a private company from being looted by corrupt executives.

Main Office

695 Town Center Drive
Suite 700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


(714) 384-6500


(714) 394-6501


Bohn Matsen LLP


Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, I provide a 20 minute free consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I am amenable to fixed fees or other alternative fee arrangements.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager


Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The intellectual challenge keeps it interesting. Litigation allows my competitiveness to be channeled. The executive compensation/employment allows me to counsel some very smart individuals.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I appreciate a client who brings their ideas and views to me. Clients should be well informed.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Of course, I will review documents prepared by clients. Clients have a much better knowledge of the facts than I do. However, we may disagree as to the legal significance of those facts.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I have seen countless individuals get slaughtered in court because they do not know the procedural rules. Judges do not help the unrepresented. Even as a skilled lawyer, I have found it difficult to represent myself. Our emotions make it very hard to be detached enough to represent ourselves.

Guy E. Mailly

Bohm Matsen LLP

I worked for five years with Texaco, three years with Rutan & Tucker (Orange County's largest firm), twenty on my own, before joining this partnership.

Before becoming a lawyer, I worked in factories and in bars, in inner cities and in small towns. This enables me to relate to all kinds of people. My formal education at two great universities has been invaluable.

My strength is the ability to penetrate the fog surrounding each case to see clearly the legal issues; strategic thinking and negotiating ability are particular strengths.

I am intense when I need to be; I work incredibly hard to serve my clients. But, I also can relate to my clients and enjoy the opportunity to help them understand what is happening in their case.

Personal interests:

My personal interests include serving God, skiing, golfing, and sailing.


Bar Number: 135720
California, 1988


University of Texas
J.D., 1983

University of Chicago
B.A., 1980

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