About Seaside Legal Services
Seaside Legal Services is a California nonprofit organization that provides attorneys and other legal services in civil matters for the low-income residents of south Orange County, California. There is no charge to our clients for any of our services. We provide legal counsel to those who need an attorney and do not have the means to employ one.
We do not provide services in criminal matters. The public defender is available to all who cannot afford counsel in criminal matters. We also do not provide services or consultation to those who are currently represented by private counsel. To begin the conversation about your legal issue, please complete and return this intake form.
Founder & Executive Director A. Jane Fulton
Jane Fulton is an attorney who was admitted to the California State Bar Association in 1966. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University and McGeorge College of Law.
Fulton was appointed Chief Counsel of the Sate Community College system in 1967 and went to work for the Los Angeles Public Defender in 1969. In 1976 she opened her first private practice in Beverly Hills. She opened a second office in Laguna Beach in 1979. She has been actively involved in housing and homeless projects in Laguna Beach since 2008.
Fulton is admitted to practice in all California Courts, the Federal Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Leslie Lindgren, Partner
Leslie Bigler Lindgren, a respected Orange County attorney, joined Seaside Legal Services in April 2016. Lindgren served for nine years at the Public Law Center in Santa Ana where she was the senior lead attorney. She continues her advocacy work in support of low-income Orange County residents as a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics (COCCC), of which the Laguna Beach Community Clinic is a member. At the Laguna Beach clinic, Lindgren started a free legal clinic in 1997, where she continues to provide free counsel to its patients. She is vice chair of the Orange County HIV Planning Council, secretary for HD-CARE, which addresses Huntington’s disease, and a member of the North Orange County Seniors Collaborative. Lindgren has focused her legal practice on the problems of low-income individuals and those living with serious medical conditions. Her practice areas include health, benefits, estate planning, and disability rights.
Lindgren was admitted to the California State Bar in 1980 from UCLA School of Law. At the Public Law Center, she was in charge of medical-legal partnerships with St. Joseph’s Health System and CHOC Children’s Hospital, the AIDS Legal Assistance Project, and related work. She is the founder of Orange County Medical-Legal Partnerships, Inc. and a partner in Lindgren Lindgren, Oehm & You, LLP of Irvine and greater New Jersey.