Kristopher Diulio

Founding Partner 714-450-6830 kdiulio@forddiulio.com

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Personal Injury
White Collar Crime
Qui Tam Actions
Tort Disputes
Consumer Class Actions

Areas of Expertise

Kristopher Diulio co-founded Ford & Diulio to provide premium legal services completely aligned with clients’ interests. Whether you are in a global corporation, an entrepreneur chasing the American dream, or an individual injured by someone else, Mr. Diulio’s objective is the same as yours: results, efficiency, and justice.

Mr. Diulio believes that your attorney’s compensation should encourage efficiency and be directly tied to results.  This ensures that his interests are aligned with his clients. To that end, Ford & Diulio PC handles cases under a variety of fee structures, including pure contingency, hybrid, flat fee, monthly retainers, and phased billing, among others. While several firms may offer contingency fees for personal injury claims, Ford & Diulio PC is uniquely committed to alternative fees in all types of cases, including business and employment disputes.  Mr. Diulio thrives when advocating for his clients in the courtroom or the boardroom, but also greatly enjoys the role of counselor advising and educating his clients. He takes the time to learn about clients’ objectives and to provide strategic and creative legal solutions to meet those objectives.

Mr. Diulio has over a decade of experience litigating for clients ranging from the largest global corporations to sole proprietor start-ups and injured individuals.  Mr. Diulio represents individuals and entities as either plaintiffs or defendants.  Mr. Diulio’s practice focuses on injured individuals, business disputes, contract breaches, employment disputes, trade secret cases, securities and derivative litigation, merger and acquisition disputes, and whistleblower and false claims act litigation. Mr. Diulio has represented entities and individuals in all aspects of litigation, including trials and arguments before courts of appeals.  He has represented individuals and companies in many industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, health care, medical devices, home building, accounting, banking, and proprietary education.


Mr. Diulio was recognized as a Rising Star in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine. This distinction is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. He is also rated “Superb” by Avvo.com.

Community Involvement

A native of Orange County, Mr. Diulio is a member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation. Mr. Diulio is a commissioned officer in the California State Military Reserve, currently assigned to the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Detachment at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. In this role, Mr. Diulio advises commanders and soldiers in all aspects of civilian and military law. Mr. Diulio has also served as a volunteer Deputy District Attorney through the Orange County District Attorney’s Trial Attorney Partnership program where he conducted several jury trials.

Mr. Diulio regularly participates in triathlons, ranging from sprint to half-ironman distances. When not working or training, he can be found at his kids sporting events or wrenching under his Mustang.


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California

Juris Doctor cum laude – 2003

Honors: Order of the Coif, St. Thomas More Honor Society

Law Review: Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Articles Editor

Byrne Trial Advocacy Team

Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team (Vienna, Austria)

University of San Diego

Bachelor of Business Administration – 1999

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Ninth and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California