Attorney Anthony Modarelli
Attorney Anthony Modarelli practices law with a client-first approach; every decision he makes is tailored to provide an aggressive and dedicated strategy to reaching your goals. Licensed to practice in California and Nevada, Anthony litigates in state and federal courts. Anthony handles a wide variety of personal injury cases including wrongful death, premises liability, insurance company bad faith, governmental tort liability, and automobile and trucking accidents; he represents individuals in both Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcies; he also represents businesses in contract disputes, unfair business practices, fraud, and various other business litigation matters. Anthony is able to blend his unique experiences in business and healthcare to provide you with the legal representation you need. He understands that each decision made has an effect on you, your family, and your career.
Born and raised in the blue-collar town of Youngstown, Ohio, Anthony learned the value of “hard work” by working in his parents’ grocery store as early as the age of six. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Villanova University near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For several years after graduation, Anthony worked for two large orthopedic medical device companies, providing support and guidance to surgeons during surgical procedures. Yet, Anthony knew that his modest beginnings bred in him a desire to become an advocate and voice for those in trouble, for those facing tough decisions, and for those needing support to fight for what is right and just.
Anthony attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. While at Chapman, he co-founded with his partner, Brian Turner, the Chapman Trial Attorney’s Group, the first plaintiff-based student group at Chapman Law. He worked as a certified law clerk for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office- Special Prosecutions Unit. He also interned with the Honorable Erithe A. Smith at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, California. In his last year of law school, Anthony was a law clerk for a top California trial attorney firm where he learned the importance of being attentive to a client’s needs and compassionately advocating without bending to the opposing side. His work contributed to numerous high figure settlements . For the past two years, Anthony has been an associate attorney for a boutique civil defense and insurance coverage firm in Santa Ana, California before leaving to form Turner | Modarelli.
Outside of the courtroom, Anthony is an active leader in the community. He is the Secretary of the Italian American Lawyers of Orange County (IALOC) and President of the Villanova University Alumni Association Orange County Chapter. Anthony is also a member of the National Italian American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Banyard Inn of Court, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He has been a guest speaker at Chapman University School of Law and has volunteered at Loaves and Fishes in Santa Ana by serving food to the less fortunate.
Anthony and his wife, also a Villanova graduate, have been married since 2010. Anthony’s wife is the Vice Principal of an elementary school in Orange County, California. As self-proclaimed “foodies”, they enjoy finding delectable restaurants throughout California and Nevada.
Ryan S., Client
“Anthony’s commonsense approach to negotiation and litigation helped us understand the real issues of our case and the legal implications of our choices on our business. He was always a phone call away to answer last minute questions or handle unplanned legal obstacles impacting our business.”
Craig M. , Client
“I have worked with Anthony on numerous cases, and his responsiveness to questions and continued updates on the issues provided me with adequate information to make the best informed decision. In the end, he navigated the law with my concerns in mind, and the resolution was achieved through his understanding of how legal decisions can affect a business.”