Maureen Meehan Aplin

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General Litigation: Family & Juvenile Law/Probate Litigation
Orange County, CA

Maureen Aplin graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education, and secondary level teaching credentials in Wyoming and California. She then attended the United States International University where she obtained her Masters Degree in Education.  Maureen obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she was president of Women’s Caucus and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Family Law.

After law school, Maureen joined Riverside National Bank as General Counsel, practicing financial institution law from 1992-1994, and then transferred to Shapiro and Miles in Orange County to continue banking and real estate litigation.  Maureen joined Voss, Cook & Thel in 1995 and served thereafter as Of Counsel to law firms practicing business and real estate litigation.

Maureen joined the Orange County Superior Court in 2005, serving the mental health community as a Riese Hearing Officer for the Probate Court.  In addition, she served the Juvenile Court and a Referee presiding over Juvenile Drug Court, Truancy Court, as well as juvenile dependency and delinquency matters.

Maureen currently has her own legal practice, and affiliated with Montage Legal in 2010. Maureen’s practice areas include business litigation, juvenile law, family law, and probate litigation.

In addition to her legal work, Maureen is a volunteer through the Constitutional Rights Foundation, serves on the PTA for her children’s schools, is a board member of the Community Courts Foundation, and serves the homeless through Catholic Charities.  Maureen has also completed six legal thriller novels and enjoys the craft of fiction writing. See for information on Maureen’s novels.