Ron Funk | Certified Appellate Law Specialist, Trial Attorney

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Ron Funk, CFLS*, CALS**

Appellate & Family Law

Ron Funk has been an attorney for more than twenty years, after graduating from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1996. He also earned an undergraduate degree in English, with a minor in family science, from Brigham Young University, not realizing at the time how much his undergraduate education would later influence his path in law school and in his career.

His English degree paid dividends almost immediately, as the writing skills he developed in obtaining his degree helped him earn the award for the Best Brief in the first year class moot court competition. This continued as he won best brief awards in each year he was in law school, including the Jack Welch award his third year for Best Brief by a third-year law school student at Brigham Young University.

This writing skill and moot court experience led to a position after graduation with the Law Office of Stanton T. Mathews and Associates, where he became the primary appellate attorney for the firm. Shortly before moving on to another experience, Ron was the primary attorney in an appellate case which resulted in his first published appellate opinion, Colarossi v. Coty US, in which he successfully obtained a reversal of a summary judgment in a wrongful termination case. That appellate opinion has since been cited in more than 100 subsequent cases, more than 30 articles, law reviews, and journals, almost 400 appellate briefs and petitions, and more than 200 trial court briefs and documents.

Ron left Stanton T. Mathews & Associates in 2002 to join a business litigation firm, Cadden & Fuller. A year and a half later, he had the opportunity to join one of the largest and most respected family law firms in Orange County, Minyard Morris, where he gained invaluable training and experience in family law. While at Minyard Morris, Ron was able to handle several family law appellate matters.

Ron is one of only four attorneys in the state with both CFLS (Certified Family Law Specialist) and CALS (Certified Appellate Law Specialist) designations. This is rarified air in the legal profession, and Ron brings to the table tremendous value for the firm and its clients.

Ron and his wife, Tara (Schelin), have six children and live in Winchester. Ron enjoys BYU football and basketball, reading, music, tropical fish, and travel.

*Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
**Certified Appellate Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.


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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child & Spousal Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Partnerships


  • B.A., English, Brigham Young University – 1993
  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School (Brigham Young University) – 1996
  • Order of the Barristers

Courts Admitted

  • All California Trial Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section (OCBA)
  • Appellate Section (OCBA)
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Association


  • Contributing Author, California Causes of Action, James Publishing, 2000, 2009
  • Andrew V. v. Superior Court (2015) 234 Cal. App. 4th 103

Reported/Published Cases

  • Andrew V. v. Superior Court (2015) 234 Cal. App. 4th 103
  • Colarossi v. Coty U.S. Inc. (2002) 97 Cal.App.4th 1142
  • In re Marriage of Deffner (2006) 143 Cal.App.4th 662 (subsequently ordered depublished by the California Supreme Court)
  • R.B. v. D.R. (2018) 28 Cal.App.5th 108
  • In re Marriage of Martin (2019) 32 Cal.App.5th 1195

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