As Of Counsel to the Hittelman Strunk Law Group, Wayne L. Jones brings over 40 years of legal experience to the firm regarding the resolution or trial of extraordinary family law matters. Wayne practices family law and serves as a consultant and advisor on matters handled by the firm.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Wayne graduated from Louisiana State University New Orleans in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Following active service as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1976 from Western State University. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1976 and has practiced family law in Orange County since that time.
Wayne has served as a Judge (Pro Tem) and a Temporary Judge of the Orange County Superior Court for many years. He has been appointed by the Superior Court as a Referee and Special Master and has also served as a Private Judge on numerous family law matters. Wayne has spoken and lectured on many family law topics before the Orange County Bar Association and its Family Law Section, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Newport Harbor Bar Association, South Orange County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association, Celtic Bar Association, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Forensic Accounting section of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, legal secretarial and paralegal associations, and numerous civic and service organizations.
Wayne has been consistently recognized for his professional achievements, high ethical standards and professional experiences by nominations as one the Top Attorneys of Orange County, Top Lawyers in Southern California, Top Attorneys in California, and by Super Lawyers. He also has been continually rated as “AV Preeminent” by his peers through Martindale Hubbell's Attorney Directory, the highest possible rating available to an attorney.
Wayne is a past President and Director of the Newport Harbor Bar Association and a founding member of the Celtic Bar Association. He is also a past President and Director of the University Community Association, an Irvine homeowners association of over 900 homes, as well as a former member of the Board of Directors of the UCI Medical Center Associates.
Wayne is a retired Naval Officer and a veteran of the Vietnam War, with over 22 years of active and reserve naval service.
Wayne resides in Newport Beach, California and has two adult children.
Of Counsel to Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP, 2008 to 2013
Law Offices of Wayne L. Jones, 1978 to 2008
O'Harra, Day & Jones, A Professional Law Corporation, 1976 to 1978
United State Navy, 1970 to 1973