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Charles Farano

Charles M. Farano

Attorney at Law

Charles M. Farano is a prominent lawyer practicing law in the Los Angeles and Orange County area specializing in Wealth Management, Estate Planning, Tax Litigation, Wills and Trusts.

With over 42 years of experience in all courts throughout Orange County and Southern California, Mr. Farano is an aggressive and well-respected trial attorney who is not afraid to challenge the opposition before a jury.

He is a former prosecutor and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell and certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates with over 400 jury trials. He is excellent at negotiating favorable settlements when the circumstances indicate that making a deal is in the client's best interest or litigating a solution if the circumstances require it.

AV Preeminent Bade 2023

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1980

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1984

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1986

  • U.S. Tax Court


  • J.D. - Western State College of Law, 1978

  • B.A. - California State University, Stanislaus, 1974

  • LLM Taxation - Loyola School of Law , 2023

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California

  • American Association for Justice

  • Professionals in Human Resources Association

  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

  • Anaheim Workforce Investment Board

    • Member, 2000 - present

  • City of Corona Airport Safety Task Force

    • Member, 2008 - present


  • "Limiting Damages in California," 1993

  • "Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in California," 2000

  • "Basic Code Enforcement Methods;" National Business Institute, 1989

  • "Code Enforcement, Policy and Procedure;" Code Enforcement Institute, 1992


  • National Business Institute, 1993 and 2000

  • Code Enforcement Institute, 1990 - 1995

Published Cases

  • Suburban Motors v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 218 Cal. App. 3d 1354 (Cal. App. 3d Dist. 1990)

  • Global Van Lines v. Superior Court, 144 Cal. App. 3d 483 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 1983)

  • Judge Pro Tem: Orange County Superior Court, 1983 - 1995

  • Orange County Municipal Court, 1985 - 1995

Assistant Prosecutor

  • City of Orange, 1990 - 1992

  • City of Garden Grove, 1990 - 1991

Other Involvements

  • Radio Host, NetLaw At VoiceAmerica.Com

  • Youth Mentor, Corona Police Department 2000 - 2008

  • Licensed Private Pilot

  • Certified Scuba Diver