J.D., Western State College of Law
B.A., University of California, Irvine
Roy Comer received his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Western State University, College of Law, where he served as both Executive Editor and Associate Editor of the Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in Social Ecology from University of California, Irvine.
Mr. Comer is a sole practitioner in Irvine and has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell from his first year of eligibility. His practice of nearly 40 years has been nearly equally balanced between representing plaintiffs and defendants, particularly focusing on major personal injury litigation (including auto, premises, products liability, professional liability, and wrongful death) as well as representing individuals and businesses in litigation involving business, probate and real estate disputes.
Mr. Comer began teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Law School in Santa Ana in 2001. He has taught Civil Procedure, Remedies, as well as Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics.
He is a regular speaker for the Orange County Bar Association for over 35 years, regularly speaking at the annual “Last Dash” and twice-yearly “Bridging the Gap” seminars (he is a former chair of that Committee) and other Section meetings on topics such as “Starting Your Own Law Office,“ “Beginning the Client Relationship Ethically,” “Making Your Way Through Court,” “Common Sense Rules of Trial Advocacy,” “Improving Your Deposition Skills,” “Developing Your Discovery Plan,” “The Last 100 Days Before Trial,” and other topics related to trial skills, client relations, discovery, professional responsibility and ethics as well as civil litigation. He developed and presented the teaching courses on deposition skills for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. He is a popular and well-reviewed presenter on the topics of both trial techniques and deposition skills for AttorneyCredits.com.
He is a current Co-Chair of the OCBA College of Trial Advocacy Committee and is a featured speaker on the topic of “Courtroom Communication Skills.” He designed and compiled the syllabus used in that course.
He is the current Co-Chair of the OCBA Education Committee that designs and presents various seminars for the entire legal community.
He is currently the Section Chair and on the Board of Directors of the Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section of the OCBA and serves on many other OCBA committees, including the Bridging the Gap committee, the Last Dash committee and the OCBA Mandatory Fee Arbitration committee.
He has served as a Delegate to the State Bar Convention, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the OCBA. He is the Former President of the Orange County Barristers (now Young Lawyers Division).
He has served as a Temporary Judge and a member of the Arbitration Panel for the Orange County Superior Court for over 20 years, hearing Mandatory Settlement Conferences and other matters. He is a member of the Peter M. Elliott Inn of the American Inns of Court. He is also a member of Daniel’s Inn and he has served on the Elder Board at Voyagers Bible Church in Irvine, California for twenty years.