Who We Are

Statement of Values

The Orren & Orren law firm defines itself by the following core values:

  • Excellence and uncompromising integrity in the practice of law;
  • Loyalty and "go-the-extra-mile" energy in the representation of every client;
  • Thoroughness and candor in the giving of legal advice and counsel;
  • A passionate belief in the law as an instrument for the betterment of the world.

Firm Profile

Since opening our office in 2001, Orren & Orren has focused on (1) creative planning for the management and after-death transfer of clients’ estates, as well as for the client’s care in the event of disability, and (2) inventive and winning strategies for clients involved in legal disputes, especially at the appellate level.

Solutions, Resolutions & Results

Orren & Orren has crafted estate and care plans for clients with multi-million dollar estates, clients owning only a small family home and living on public benefits, and clients having every level of net worth in between. For our litigation clients, we have prevailed--and established important legal precedents in the process--in multi-million dollar lawsuits against giant institutions, as well as cases in behalf of indigent parents struggling to preserve their families.

We do not practice cookie-cutter law. While every legal matter—whether a planning matter or a litigation matter—has some routine aspects, every matter also includes circumstances that are wholly unique. We work closely with our clients, and often with a client’s other attorneys and professional advisers, to identify each client’s core needs and objectives, then design and implement the best course of action.

Specialist Expertise

Both of the Orren & Orren partners are certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in the areas in which we primarily practice.

  • Lowell H. Orren is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
  • Tyna T. Orren is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law

While we have the experience and skill to address issues arising outside of our specialist certification, we concentrate our practice in those subject areas and areas closely related to them, making it possible to assure clients that the most up-to-date and complete legal skills are being applied to their projects.


Lowell H. Orren is a trust and estate attorney in Pasadena, California. He is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

Mr. Orren received a B.A. in Mathematics from University of California, Berkeley; a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; and an LL.M in Taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is an alumnus of the Trial Attorney Project of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

He is a member of the Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law section of the California State Bar, the Probate and Trust section of the Pasadena Bar Association, and WealthCounsel, LLC. He has worked in industry as an attorney and as a manager. He has taught economics and business law at the University of Minnesota, UCLA, California State University Los Angeles, and the University of Phoenix.

He currently represents clients in estate planning, probate, and tax matters.

Tyna Thall Orren is an appellate, litigation, and probate attorney in Pasadena, California. She is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Appellate Law.

Ms. Orren received a B.A. in Art from the University of California at Berkeley, a Ph.D. in English literature and linguistics from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, California. She is a life member of Loyola Law School’s St. Thomas More Law Honor Society.

Ms. Orren is a former senior judicial attorney at the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, and formerly practiced in leading appellate law firms. She is a member of the Appellate Courts Committee and the Trusts and Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; and of the Probate and Trust, and Litigation/ADR sections of the Pasadena Bar Association.

She is certified to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeal and the United States District Court, Central District of California, as well as all courts of the State of California. She has successfully represented both appellants and respondents in numerous proceedings in the Ninth Circuit, the Los Angeles Superior Court, the California Court of Appeal, and the California Supreme Court, including cases that are published in California Reports and California Appellate Reports.