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A Commitment to Clients

Resolving Issues, Protecting Interests, Achieving Goals

Our Mission

We are committed to advocating our clients’ positions, resolving their issues, providing counsel, protecting their interests, and helping them achieve their goals in a responsive, courteous and efficient manner.

Our Firm

Cummins & White, LLP is one of Southern California’s premier business transaction, business litigation, and insurance law firms, successfully serving clients for more than 65 years. We are committed to resolving our clients’ issues and helping them to achieve their goals in a responsive, courteous, and efficient manner. We do this by offering sophisticated and personalized legal services, no matter how complex the issue may be.

In addition to our expertise in insurance coverage and defense, our transactional practices include business, acquisitions, estate planning, real estate, tax planning, labor and employment, and healthcare.

We also have tremendous expertise in all areas of civil and commercial litigation, including but not limited to disputes in the fields of construction, employment, intellectual property, tax, and third-party liability.

Our Experience

Founded in 1951, Cummins & White has expanded from a two-lawyer firm to our present team of 14 partners and associates with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership in business, insurance, criminal, and municipal law.

Our lawyers have excellent academic credentials from some of the nation’s leading law schools and represent a diverse range of cultural and geographic backgrounds. The firm also has received an AV* rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.

At Cummins & White, we are committed to providing quality legal services and follow a tradition of vigorous and creative representation.

Our Community

Our attorneys and staff don’t merely work and live in Orange County, they devote their energies, talents, and personal time to local charitable causes and serve on the boards of and represent local not-for-profit organizations. The Cummins & White team also actively participates in bar associations and other professional organizations, frequently serving in leadership roles.

*AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

Our commitment to our clients doesn’t stop with individuals and businesses but extends to the community in which we live.

Our Values


We maintain an unwavering adherence to the highest ethical and moral standards and obligations of our profession.


We strive to achieve the best possible result with everything that we undertake. We are committed to furthering our expertise to provide quality legal services in a professional manner.


We are committed to understanding the needs of our clients and exceeding their expectations.


We work together to accomplish greater results.


We treat others with consideration and dignity.


Through consistency in our actions and living by our values, we earn the trust of others.


We maintain open communication with our clients and keep them involved in decisions. We keep each other informed about case handling and important firm matters.

Firm Atmosphere

We promote a collegial atmosphere, a cooperative spirit, and a balanced work environment.


We work hard to combine big firm experience with personalized client service, and we get results. Here is what our clients have to say:

Client testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

We were very pleased that Cummins & White handled this complicated (business acquisition) transaction for us. They took care of it on an expedited timeline, listened to our needs, and shepherded us through the deal in an efficient manner and cost-effective basis.

Andrew Greenthal, CEO, HTKF Holdings

Cummins & White did an excellent job for us during arbitration, and the firm’s trial experience was evident. Cummins & White was a better advocate in the arbitration than any of the many other lawyers present, and we are very pleased with the financial results.

Bill Davenport, CFO, Dynalectric

I was very pleased with the counsel and guidance that Cummins & White provided during this process. This real estate transaction was fairly complicated, involving land and building, personal property, and municipal wastewater discharge rights. The negotiations were time sensitive and detailed. The team at Cummins & White made themselves available to accommodate the short time frame and consistently provided the experienced guidance that I needed to close this deal on time. Their professionalism and attention to detail were a great benefit throughout. I have a great deal of confidence in this team and would recommend them for this type of commercial real estate transaction.

Tony Harnack, President, Wellington Foods, Inc.

Representative Clients

Since our founding in 1951, Cummins & White, LLP has built a respected list of satisfied clients by delivering results. Like the cases we take on, our spectrum of clients is wide-ranging, incorporating individuals and businesses from a broad variety of professional backgrounds.

The sampling of past and current clients below and the exemplary testimonials found on this page demonstrate our continued passion and commitment to satisfying our clients to the best of our abilities for the past six decades.

  • Adventist Health Managed Care
  • Adventist Health System, West
  • Affordable Housing Access
  • ALG Investment Group: Series A
  • Allianz Group
  • Allison Asset Management
  • Almquist Produce Brokerage
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Amanat Enterprises
  • American Modern Insurance Group
  • American Specialty Insurance Company
  • Anabi Oil Corporation
  • Arnel Hopkins, LLC
  • Association of California Cities
  • Atlantic Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
  • AXIS Insurance
  • Bankers Auto Acceptance Co./Time Finance
  • California Association for Nurse Practitioners
  • California Earthquake Authority
  • California Rifle & Pistol Association
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • CIBA Insurance Services
  • City Ventures, LLC
  • CNA
  • Comp Air USA
  • Cost Saver Management
  • Del Amo Construction
  • Electrolurgy, Inc.
  • Encompass Insurance
  • Endurance U.S. Insurance
  • E-Plastering
  • Farmers Group of Insurance Companies
  • Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
  • First American Specialty Insurance Company
  • Foremost Insurance Group
  • Fox Transportation
  • Georgian Hotel, Inc.
  • Gillis Architects
  • Gourmet Trading
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • Greer & Kirby Co., Inc.
  • Hanford Community Medical Center
  • Harris Taylor Management/Better Apartment Living
  • Haven Hospitality Group
  • Healthy Brands
  • Hoag Foundation
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Huntington Financial Services
  • ICL Systems, Inc.
  • Imperial Sprinkler Supply
  • Insulectro
  • KDC, an EMCOR company
  • Komodo Enterprises, Inc./Solar Monkey
  • Lloyds
  • Main Electric Supply
  • MC2 Environmental Engineering Services/Solar Monkey
  • McKently/Malak Architects
  • Newport Coast Development, LLC
  • Nurses Service Organization
  • Pacific Tank Lines
  • Portos Bakery
  • Performance Products
  • QBE First
  • Quality Plastering/Lakeview Professional
  • Reggio Corp. (Cirivello’s Restaurant)
  • Reinhard Petroleum, LLC
  • RM Dalton Corporation
  • Robert Mayer Corporation
  • Royal Mattress
  • San Joaquin Community Hospital
  • Santa Monica BMW
  • SC Fuels
  • Simi Valley Hospital and Healthcare Services
  • Soccers Elite Corp.
  • Spec-Tex, Inc.
  • Steadfast Companies
  • Storm Industries, Inc.
  • The Anaheim Transportation Network
  • The Colony Group
  • Thompson Enterprises
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Wellington Foods, Inc.
  • West Coast Development, Inc.
  • Wes-Tec, Inc.
  • Western Lath and Plastering
  • Wireless Infrastructure Services
  • Wood Textures, Inc.