Maurice Mandel has been an attorney in Orange County since 1980, handling different types of civil litigation and business advice. He was the Founding President of the Orange County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association when our first Federal District Court opened in Santa Ana in 1996. He has been a mediator for the District Court. Today he provides legal services to individuals and businesses and handles private mediation as a form of dispute resolution. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Mandel was an Elementary School Teacher. He has lived in Costa Mesa since 1991, currently with his wife and teen age daughter. Mr. Mandel has been a patron of the arts, drama, dance, music, painting, and sculpture, and was appointed to a NMUSD Council of the Arts, in 2018. Hobbies include skiing, sailing, swimming and enjoying classic films.