4675 MacArthur Court, Suite 700, Newport Beach, CA 92660, US
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Divorce and family law representation to Newport Beach and surrounding area

Attorneys

Paul J. Nelson, Esq. CFLS

                 

Location:  Newport Beach, California 

Phone:    949-760-8888
Fax:    949-752-0102
Email:   paul@nelsonkirkman.com
    

Orange County Divorce Lawyer

Firm founder Paul  J. Nelson is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, and a highly  experienced trial attorney who has tried hundreds of family law matters  in Newport Beach and throughout Orange County. Mr. Nelson's courtroom  experience, knowledge of California family law, and familiarity with  local judicial officers and opposing counsel has helped him build a  track record of successful outcomes for a wide range of clients.

Mr.  Nelson is a member of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar  Association. He also belongs to the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the  American Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of  California, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Mr. Nelson also  participates in the Inns of Court, a legal organization designed to  improve the skills, professionalism, and ethics of lawyers and the legal  profession.

When he is not practicing law, Mr. Nelson enjoys  spending time with his wife and four daughters. He is also an avid  cyclist, alpine skier, world traveler, and a licensed private pilot,  which allows him to handle cases throughout the state. Mr. Nelson speaks  Thai fluently. 


Areas of Practice


  • Divorce and Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Spousal Support
  • Modifications
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Business Valuation
  • Asset Valuation and Protection
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Partnerships


Bar Admissions


  • California, 1998


Education


  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California  
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of Utah  
    • B.A. - 1991


Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Association of Certified Family Specialists
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Inns of Court


Languages


  • Thai, Spanish, French

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Graham D. Kirkman, Esq.,

Email: graham@nelsonkirkman.com


  

Graham Kirkman attended Brigham Young University on a music  scholarship, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology,  with a minor in Political Science. Mr. Kirkman thereafter obtained his  Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, receiving a  merit-based scholarship. While a student at Chapman, Mr. Kirkman  assisted injured military veterans in obtaining financial assistance for  injuries sustained while deployed.

In his free time, Mr. Kirkman  enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and their two dogs.  Mr. Kirkman plays the drums and was the percussion instructor for Orem  High School in Utah from 2007 to 2009.

Mr. Kirkman is licensed before all California state courts, and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.


Areas of Practice


  • Family Law


Bar Admissions


  • California


Education


  • Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California  
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Brigham Young University  
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Political Science


Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Orange County Bar Association, Member

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Morgan Levanger, Esq. 


  

Morgan Levanger attended University of Utah where he obtained a  Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy. He then went on to  attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he obtained his  Juris Doctorate degree.

Morgan previously worked with the  Division of Labor Standard’s Enforcement in Los Angeles County where he  advocated on worker’s rights and fought for fair wages.

In his free time Morgan enjoys spending time with his wife, his son, and their dogs.


Areas of Practice


  • Family Law


Bar Admissions


  • California, 2015


Education


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California - 2014 
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah  
    • B.S.
    • Major: Psychology and Philosophy


Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Orange County Bar Association, Member


Past Employment Positions


  • Division of Labor Standard’s Enforcement, Los Angeles County