Bidna & Keys APLC

Howard M. Bidna

Howard M. Bidna

Newport Beach, California
(949) 752-7030
(949) 752-8770

Mr. Bidna has been practicing law since 1978. He is married with one daughter and one son. His interests include Coaching Little League, Basketball (especially NCAA) and Golf.


State Bar Business Law Section and California Continuing Education of the Bar: Business Law Practice: 15th Annual Recent Developments Program (1995), 16th Annual Recent Developments Program (1996), 17th Annual Recent Developments Program (1997), 18th Annual Recent Developments Program (1998), 19th Annual Recent Developments Program (1999), 20th Annual Recent Developments Program (2000).

California Continuing Education of the Bar: Creditors Remedies and Debtors Rights (1986 and 1988 (Moderator)); Recent Developments in Civil (Business) Litigation (each year from 1985-2000); Preparing and Implementing a Successful Discovery Plan (1985); Effective Pleading Practice (1984).

Various: Orange County Escrow Association (1985). Stanford Bar Institute: Trial Court Delay Reduction Program (1988), Streamlining Civil Procedure Before Trial (1988). Orange County Bar Association: The Uniform Commercial Code in Bankruptcy Proceedings (1988). Orange County Banruptcy Forum: When Bankruptcy and Family Law Collide (1994).

Year Joined Firm

  • 1982

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Business & Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Member
  • University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1975
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore (Settlement Conference Calendar), 1983 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, Panel Mediator, 1995 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, Member

5120 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949)752-7030
Fax: (949)752-8770