Attorney Christie M. Mulligan

Aggressive & Client-Focused Representation

As a former criminal prosecutor, Ms. Mulligan has a very clear sense of right and wrong and she never backs down in a fight. She is a straight shooter and is not afraid to speak her mind. Over the last 19 years, she has successfully gone up against all types of attorneys and appeared in front of all types of bench officers. She knows how to effectively get her points across. She does not believe in unnecessary continuances and other tactics employed for the sole purpose of delaying a case. She firmly believes that justice delayed is justice denied.

Understanding her clients’ goals is very important to Ms. Mulligan. Once she knows and understands her clients’ goals, she strategizes to develop and implement a case plan that results in those goals being achieved. She values her relationships with her clients and personally sees each and every case through to the end. She makes sure that her clients are informed and that all of their questions and concerns are addressed.

15 Years of Family Law Experience

Ms. Mulligan began her legal career as a criminal prosecutor. As a prosecutor, she gained invaluable trial experience. She began practicing family law in 2005 and has been exclusively practicing family law ever since. Ms. Mulligan has spent an enormous amount of time in family law courtrooms throughout the State of California and has worked her way up the family law ladder over the past 15 years. She has handled all types of cases - from simple divorces and modification proceedings to complex litigation involving multi-million dollar estates. She has been the managing attorney of an Orange County law firm with nine attorneys and 13 support staff. She has 12 years of experience as a sole practitioner.

Honest, Hardworking & Trustworthy

Ms. Mulligan's reputation in legal communities across the State of California is what distinguishes her from the pack. Bench officers and opposing counsel know that she has integrity and she prides herself on that. She is honest - brutally honest when necessary. She does not make up work that "needs" to be done on a case just so she profits financially. At the end of the day, she is a strong leader with an impeccable work ethic and unwavering determination to get the best result possible for her clients. As a sole practitioner, she intentionally keeps her overhead as low as possible so that she can provide excellent legal representation at a reasonable hourly rate.

Family Law Services Include, But Not Limited To:

  • Divorce (Dissolution) - Contested and Uncontested
  • Paternity
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulment (Nullity of Marriage)
  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Modification of Court Orders
  • Enforcement of Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreement (Premarital Agreement or Prenup)
  • Restraining Order (Protective Order)