My name is Douglas Sean Pinkham, I am the senior attorney at Pinkham & Associates, APLC, and have been practicing for 20 years. I have been litigating for all of those 20 years and I am very comfortable and confident in the courtroom. From the day I was sworn in as an attorney, my focus and passion has revolved around the practice of Divorce & Family Law. You see, I have been there, I have been divorced myself. I know what you are going through. I vividly remember the pain and anguish. However, although it was very difficult and painful at the time, and it did take several years passing without communication, today my ex-wife and I are friends today. That is because we found a way to navigate through our divorce without making it much harder than it had to be, and in a way that did not intentionally cause more pain than we were necessarily going to feel simply by going through the divorce. Today, we are both remarried with families of our own, and we wish nothing but the best for each other. My own divorce taught me a great deal about how to best advise my divorce clients.
I have studied all aspects of Divorce and Family Law and have been practicing in Orange County for 20 years. After all that experience, I now truly understand both the legal and the emotional side of divorce. For better or worse, I have personally experienced the complex dynamics of the entire divorce process and made it out the other side. I’m here to help you do the same.
I understand there are always difficult issues that the parties just don’t see eye-to-eye on, and those issues can carry with them a great deal of emotional baggage, but it is my sincere opinion that the divorce process does not need to be contentious and bitterly divisive. It really does not. Sometimes having a cool head to help you weigh the more important choices you will need to make throughout the process, will help you to avoid some of the contention, and ultimately to avoid a great deal of the cost, time, anger and sadness associated with the litigated divorce process.
I studied Family Law at Western State University, College of Law, in Fullerton, California and graduated with honors in 1998. At Western State, I learned from some of the top educators that included local and highly respected Orange County Judges. After graduation from Law School, I passed the California State Bar, and began practicing Divorce & Family Law immediately. In fact, the first 4 cases that came into my office were all family law cases, and I have never looked back. Divorce and Family Law have been my dedicated practice areas since my first day as a practicing attorney.
I sincerely love my work because I know I am helping to pull my clients through some of the deepest, darkest times of their lives; and help them navigate the divorce process. I bring closure to their divorce through a more comfortable and amicable relationship with their former spouse.
In my personal life, I am married, have one child in college and live a very exciting and fulfilling life. Both my wife and I consider ourselves artists. Our favorite artistic mediums are different, she more watercolor and paint while my favorite mediums are more on the abstract and sculpting spectrum, but we are both very proud of the work we have created. She loves Marc Chagall and I can’t get enough of Salvador Dali. We are avid world travelers, with a strong penchant toward the aqua blue Caribbean waters. I hold several SCUBA licenses and have been diving for over 30 years and have dove in some of the most exotic locations in the world. I am also an avid skydiver carrying an “A”, “B” and my most recently obtained “C” Licenses with the United States Parachute Association (USPA). Almost every weekend, I can be found jumping with great friends from perfectly good airplanes at my home drop-zone Skydive Perris, in Lake Perris, CA. I also enjoy jumping with the fine and fun people at Skydive Elsinore in Lake Elsinore, CA, and have enjoyed jumping at many other locations such as Skydive Arizona in Eloy, AZ, as well as drop zones outside Las Vegas and in San Diego, among others.