Aissa Wayne, Esq


Aissa Wayne began her career as a criminal prosecutor in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office prosecuting misdemeanor crimes including those involving domestic violence and domestic abuse. Her experience included dealing with domestic violence victims, their families, as well as educators in the area of domestic abuse. As a prosecutor, Ms. Wayne tried over fifty (50) jury trials and settled hundreds of cases.

As a result, Ms. Wayne developed a granular understanding of the dynamic of abuse, its effect on the family, and the implementation of solutions designed to deal with and solve human conflict. This experience has been invaluable in understanding clients and family dynamics in her family law practice.

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As a result of her unique background, she brought an understanding of matters dealing with family law to her practice. She attributes her past and current successes to persistence, dedication and strong moral and spiritual conviction.

Ms. Wayne testified before the House of Representatives for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office on domestic violence bills dealing with domestic violence and family law issues. She has also been a guest speaker and legal analyst on live television shows including CNN-Larry King Live and FOX News. She has also spoken for several reputable professional organizations.

Currently, Ms. Wayne is serving on the Auxiliary Board of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. Ms. Wayne is also a member of the Congressional Business Advisory Council in Washington D.C.

Her publishing credits include the acclaimed Random House Publication book, "John Wayne, My Father," as a personal memoir to her father, the late actor John Wayne. She has also authored several articles including "Celebrity Divorce", recently published in the Orange County Lawyer Magazine.

Ms. Wayne attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate. She was admitted to the California Bar in January 1995. Her memberships include Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Associations and Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International.

Aissa Wayne was born on March 31, 1956 in Burbank, California, USA. She is also an actress, known for The Alamo (1960), McLintock! (1963) and The Comancheros (1961).

John Wayne's Daughter Used True Grit To Finish Law School -- Involvement In Criminal Case Spurred Her To Pursue The Career Path That Her Father Had Planned To Take

By Laura Saari
Orange County Register

John Wayne dreamed of becoming a lawyer, but he became an actor instead.

His daughter Aissa dreamed of becoming an actress, but became a lawyer instead.

On May 29, after nearly four years of 2 a.m. study sessions and six years of her own real-life courtroom drama, she realized her father's vision for himself: Wayne received her law degree.

"My dad didn't want me to go into acting," she said. "He told me it was too competitive, that the people were strange, that it's not a good life - that you just get turned away all the time, and your ego gets deflated

I've discovered that as a trial attorney, you have to act. So I guess I get to be a latent actress after all." Wayne, 37, and a single mother, graduated from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, Calif.

"My dad would be so proud of me," says Wayne, interviewed before graduation. She disappeared out the door of her Newport Beach, Calif., ranch home in a flash of blonde.

"Afuera! Afuera!" She chased her wrinkly Shar-Pei dogs, Sake and Chelsea, outdoors. "They understand Spanish, because the gal who works for me talks to them in Spanish," she explained.

She settled stiffly in a straight-back chair, facing a tall bronze of the Duke and sipping a glass of Chardonnay to celebrate finishing her final exams.

Her success is sweetened by its unexpectedness. Nobody quite expected a law degree from this daughter of an American icon, this Newport Beach rich kid, whose glamour-girl destiny was chiseled out at 4, when she made her first public appearance, draped in $850,000 worth of Cartier diamonds on the cover of Cosmo. It seemed she would marry well. Live off Daddy's fame.

Father's words inspired her to more.




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Last updated 09/09/2014