Helaine S. Ashton


2040 Main Street, Suite 500 Irvine, CA 92614 800-564-6611

Helaine Ashton is the Managing Partner for the Irvine office and is engaged primarily in the practice of landlord/tenant law and litigation. Ms. Ashton advises, counsels and represents owners, management companies and institutions in unlawful detainer actions and other landlord/tenant litigation and transactional matters.


  • California Bar, 1988
  • Federal Bar, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1990


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, B.S.L., J.D.

Professional and Civic Engagement:

  • California Apartment Association Board of Directors Legal Action Committee
  • Former Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, California Apartment Association
  • Former Advisor, Executive Committee, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Former Chair, Residential Landlord Tenant Subsection, Real Property Section, State Bar of California
  • Former Member, Committee on Administration of Justice, State Bar of California
  • Former Member, Advisory Board, Chapman University School of Law (Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Law)
  • Past President, Apartment Association Greater Inland Empire

Special Awards:

  • Recipient, Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2013