Dana M. Heyde


Phone (714) 997-7870


Dana M. Heyde is dynamic, passionate, and sharp. Dana is highly regarded by her clients for her energetic representation and exceptional understanding of legal procedure. As a Partner of Cottle, Keen, Lopiccolo & Heyde, Dana zealously advocates for clients in the areas of family law, and trust and civil litigation.

Clients value Dana’s sound legal advice, attention to detail, and proactive approach.

Dana provides superior representation through the personalized attention and responsiveness each client receives. She assists clients with identifying their goals, then customizes a comprehensive plan to achieve them. Dana is dedicated to each client and ensures they understand all aspects of their matter throughout each stage of the legal process.

Dana is a formidable attorney who consistently obtains winning results for her clients. Her exceptional communication and negotiation skills often result in settlements. When litigation is needed, clients benefit from Dana’s extensive courtroom experience. Attending hundreds of depositions, hearings, and preparing cases for trial gave Dana a profound understanding of the intricacies of legal procedure. Dana’s assertive nature and direct approach continually result in favorable outcomes involving child custody, family support, and trustee duties.

Dana is a respected attorney in the legal community, and a leader of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. Dana has also been a member of Mommy Esq. and the Orange County Bar for several years.

Dana M. Heyde graduated from Whittier College School of Law in May 2005. Dana M. Heyde graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Minor in Legal Studies in May 2002. She enjoys traveling, playing games, and golfing. She is an avid reader and lives in Orange with her husband and son.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Trust and Civil Litigation
  • Restraining Orders


B.A., Chapman University

Juris Doctor, Whittier College School of Law

International Law, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

Executive Board Memberships and Professional Associations

Orange County Women Lawyers Association

Vice-President 2021

Board Member since 2015

Mommy Esq.

Member since 2017

Orange County Bar Association

Member since 2007


Honors and Awards

Law Review Honors Board Member, Whittier College School of Law

Dean’s List, Whittier College School of Law

CALI Award, Whittier College School of Law

Moot Court Honors Board Member, Whittier College School of Law

National English Honor Society, Chapman University

National Leadership Honor Society, Chapman University