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Top-Rated Orange County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Law Office of Michael L. Guisti is an experienced, aggressive, and highly successful criminal defense firm serving multiple counties throughout Southern California. Since 1999, Attorney Michael L. Guisti has earned a reputation throughout Orange County as a reliable criminal defense attorney. Behind his skill in the courtroom, integrity, professional excellence, and knack for obtaining positive results for his clients, we have seen success in multiple cases for many years.

Our Commitment to You

From our attorneys down to our support staff, our entire firm is dedicated to vigorously defending our clients' rights with a high standard of legal excellence. We are committed to obtaining positive results for our clients.

We approach every case with our clients' best interests in mind, providing them with the following:

  • We walk you step-by-step through the legal process so you are fully informed of what will happen with your case.
  • We give you the personal attention needed to win, including promptly returning your phone calls.
  • We use our years of experience in defending criminal cases to analyze and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
  • We provide sound legal advice to help you make decisions that resolve your case in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Throughout our many years of practicing criminal law in Southern California, we have earned a reputation for defending our clients with integrity and skill. This gives us widespread credibility among our peers and allows us to establish important professional relationships.

Aggressive Criminal Defense Protecting Your Rights

Attorney Michael GuistiAttorney Guisti's ability to obtain favorable outcomes for clients involved in criminal matters has given us a reputation to be reckoned with in the field of criminal defense. We are intimately familiar with Orange County's legal systems and criminal processes.

Our firm has successfully represented defendants charged with a wide variety of crimes in Orange County, including but not limited to:

We handle criminal matters throughout Southern Californiafrom our offices in Irvine, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Cerritos and Santa Ana. We welcome clients who speak Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, or Filipino.

For a free consultation, please call Law Office of Michael L. Guisti today.

Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

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Client Reviews

“It was strongly recommended that I call federal defense attorney Michael L. Guisti. He had several investigators look at records and such, and my federal case was dismissed. Michael Guisti does what few attorneys can do, beat the federal government, and that is why if you’re in trouble with the government you need to call Michael Guisti right away!”

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“I had everything to lose, my future, my education. Basically I did something that got me a misdemeanor, and the judge wanted to give a guilty plea. But Michael Guisti would not back down. Instead he fought for me, and now my record is clean.”

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“Back in 2003 I was facing attempted murder. My family hired Michael Guisti to represent me. He is a very good attorney. He always answered my calls, addressed my questions and concerns, and kept me updated about my case. Thank you Michael Guisti for winning my case. I highly recommend anyone facing a criminal charge to see Michael Guisti.”

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Case Results

sex crimes

Case Dropped

Young man charged and arrested for sexual battery.


Case Dropped

Man charged with assault with a deadly weapon for hitting someone in the face with a heavy metal dust pan.

drug crimes

Served Less Than 30 Days in Jail

Young man charged with selling 1000 tabs of ecstasy to undercover officer.

Attempted Murder

Reduced to Assault With Deadly Weapon

Young man knocks the eye out his victim with a metal pipe. Charged with attempted murder and aggravated mayhem. Both cases carried life sentences.

Assault & Battery

Serves 80 Days on Work Furlough

Woman arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon using scissors on a co-worker.

Vehicular Assault

Serves 80 Days on Work Furlough

Man charged with three felony counts of vehicular assault with a deadly weapon.


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