Spring Valley, California Family Lawyers

Stephen Smith
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Stephen V. Smith is a dedicated and skilled Divorce and Family Law attorney. He exclusively represents men and women going through difficult divorces and complex family issues. When possible, Stephen uses a... Read More »
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Nancy J. Bickford
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Successful Family Attorney! Certified Family Law Specialist & Public Accountant!

I am a dedicated attorney practicing exclusively in the area of family law. I provide skilled representation to pursue the results you need. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Matthew S. Blado
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Experienced and Dedicated Family Law Attorney! Exceptional Representation!

I practice exclusively in the area of Family Law. I work tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for those with family law matters! Visit my website to see client testimonials and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Paul A. Swiller
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California Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Spring Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(619) 669-0543 3247 Paseo del Campo
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Western Sierra Law School
Spring Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(619) 660-1600 3322 Sweetwater Springs Blvd
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Family, Elder and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Spring Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(619) 239-9327 3740 Calavo Dr
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Garrison Klueck
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La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(866) 920-3993 7777 Alvarado Road
Suite 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law
Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I have a calling to spread the word to folks that there are alternatives to going to court. There are alternatives like mediation, collaborative law and cooperative law. People in our firm, and myself, had to take extra training, often at substantial expense and in other states, to be able to offer those alternative dispute methods for our clients. Now I have hobbies of "spreading the word" about those alternatives. I appear on TV, often with other members of our firm....
Thomas J Dao
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(619) 567-5066 1313 Granite Hills Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Immigration Law, Family Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, and Bankruptcy. Strong legal professional with a Doctor of Law (J.D.) practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Alumni of University of San Diego School of Law.
David A. Pomeranz Esq.
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 741-3775 270 East Douglas Avenue
East County Business Center
El Cajon, CA 92020
Free ConsultationFamily and Bankruptcy
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego Superior Court Judge Pro-Tem - Traffic Trials, Small Claims. San Diego Superior Court Family Law Settlement Judge - San Diego, El Cajon Practice Areas: Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcy. Family Law including Dissolution, Custody, Support, Domestic Violence, Property and Debt Division.
Carl Sizemore
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(619) 442-2100 Law Office of Carl Sizemore
1685 East Main Street,Suite 203
El Cajon, CA 92021
Free ConsultationFamily
University of San Diego
Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Andrew Henry Griffin III
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(619) 440-5000 275 E. Douglas Ave. Ste 112
El Cajon, CA 92020
Family, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Michelle Gold
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Bonita, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 977-1672 PO BOX 1314
Bonita, CA 91908
Family, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Sandy Lynne Meade
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(619) 251-0970 1901 First Avenue
Suite 217D
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Sierra Law School
Sandy L. Meade has over 20 years of experience practicing law in California. Through open communication and a commitment toward the empowerment of her clients, Sandy has earned an outstanding reputation among both colleagues and clients for her professional and compassionate approach to family law.
Julia Kaemerle
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Get an experienced family law attorney on your side! Free consultation!

I'm an experienced family lawyer and serve clients throughout San Diego. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your children through every stage of your case. Call today! Read More »
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Steven Lucas Aicher
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Only SD Family Law Attorney With MBA/Navy Veteran/Former FLJ Foundation Lawyer.

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout San Diego. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your family through every step of your case. Read More »
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James Francis Sexton
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Chula Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(619) 476-9436 3130 Bonita Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
California Western School of Law
James F. Sexton first worked as an attorney for the insurance companies he now opposes. Having worked this side of personal injury and worker’s compensation cases, James understands the goals, motivation, and tactics employed by the insurance companies and the lawyers who protect their interests. He uses that knowledge to better serve and protect his clients’ interests. As CEO of a company and owner of his own law firm, James Sexton’s success reflects the positive experiences his clients have had and continue to have at The Sexton Law Firm. His expertise is extensive and includes California bankruptcy law, California...
Randall Bruce Hicks
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(619) 542-7715 4025 Camino Del Rio S.
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Randall Hicks is an attorney who limits his practice to adoptions, specifically only adult and stepparent adoptions. In addition to his office in Riverside, he has satellite offices in Los Angeles County (Sherman Oaks), San Diego and Orange County (Irvine).
Linda Vergara-Yslas
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(619) 494-6339 3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily
University of San Diego School of Law
I have been practicing law for over 20 years. My main focus is on divorce, including spousal support, child support and child custody disputes.
Francis Bernard Connaughton
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Chula Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(619) 425-8613 397 3rd Ave, Suite C
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
California Western School of Law
I am a San Diego Divorce lawyer, San Diego Divorce attorney, San Diego Divorce Attorney. I provide mediation and attorney services to help clients divorce in a healthy way.
Emiliza Pableo San Diego
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(619) 736-3396 3111 Camino Del Rio, N., Ste. 442
San Diego, CA 92108
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Emiliza San Diego practices family law, with experience in issues including divorce and child custody. She received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law and completed her undergraduate work at University of California, Santa Cruz. Emiliza is well-regarded among her peers in the legal profession, having previously served as Vice Chair of the Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Section of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Emiliza chose a career in family law to guide people through difficult times in their lives. She takes pride in explaining complex legal concepts in a straightforward manner and providing clients...
Julie Wolff
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 777-6583 4901 70th Street, Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92115
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Ben Edward Embry
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 800-1593 4025 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily and Bankruptcy
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Lizbet Munoz
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CHULA VISTA, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(619) 498-8540 310 DAVIDSON STREET, #2
CHULA VISTA, CA 91910
Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Zephyr Savoy Hill
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(619) 243-0888 3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 950
San Diego, CA 92108
Family and Divorce
Wayne State Univ Law School
Lori Danielle Bolander
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 696-0667 1941 Friendship Drive Ste F
El Cajon, CA 92020
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
California Western School of Law
Lori Bolander is the owner and principal attorney of Bolander Law Group. A graduate of the University of California at San Diego and California Western School of Law, Lori was admitted to the bar in 2005. Prior to that, she worked for a trusts and estates attorney for five years. Shortly after graduation, Lori began practicing in trusts and estates and opened Bolander Law Group in 2006.
Pierre A. Domercq
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California Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Burke & Domercq, LLP offers skilled divorce and family law representation to individuals, families and business owners in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista and throughout North County San Diego. We have... Read More »
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Andrew J. Botros
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Knowledgeable & Determined Family Law Attorney! Focused on You! Call Now

I am a skilled and dedicated family lawyer. I am committed to resolving all areas of family law matters. I work for the best possible results! Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Richard Leo Fahey
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 265-1811 4950 Waring Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Michael Scott Martin
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Santee, CA Family Law Attorney
(619) 270-8844 9550 Cuyamaca Street, Suite 103
Santee, CA 92071
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
Rebecca Cornia
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 786-2832 3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
Harvard Univ Law School
Leslie Lohelani Abrigo
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Chula Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 422-7722 737 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Daniel Laguna
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 786-0610 P.O. Box 153691
San Diego, CA 92195
Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Erika M. Mayorquin
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
(619) 955-5597 3444 Camino del Rio N
Ste 103
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
Rebecca Briskin
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 696-0667 1941 Friendship Drive
Suite F
El Cajon, CA 92020
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
An attorney at Bolander Law Group, Rebecca’s areas of practice include estate planning, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, and adoptions. She was admitted to the California Bar in 2010. Since being admitted, Rebecca has primarily practiced family law; she is a significant asset to Bolander Law Group’s estate planning, guardianship and adoption practice.
John A. Delisi
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
3110 Camino del Rio South, Ste.
Ste. 203
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
Andy Cook
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(619) 515-9900 1901 1st Ave
2FL
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Andy Cook is here to help you! With a great courtroom presence (he used to be a professional announcer) and strong writing skills, Andy is able to get your message across to the many family law judges in San Diego County.

Andy Cook handles family law matters exclusively. He has one associate attorney and has run his own practice in the Bankers Hill area of San Diego, located about a mile from the main San Diego Family Law Court, for over 23 years. Andy has been Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar...
ILONA ANTONYAN
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 696-1100 1402 West Broadway, 21st Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
California Western School of Law
Ilona Antonyan is a Founding Partner of Antonyan Miranda, a litigation trial attorney, and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Ms. Antonyan became the youngest person in California to become a Certified Family Law Specialist, after achieving the rigorous requirements in only five years of practice.

Having immigrated to the United States in 1992 as an Armenian refugee, Ms. Antonyan is fluent in English, Russian, and Spanish, and is collaterally licensed as a real estate broker, and also obtained Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Ms. Antonyan focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters, specializing in high-net worth cases and those...
Matthew Kaemerle
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Compassionate and skilled San Diego family law attorney ready to fight for you!

I'm an experienced San Diego family lawyer and will fight for you and your family throughout your case. My practice includes complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Jenna A. Hoefler
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Dedicated California Family Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I provide exceptional legal representation for all family law matters. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results for your family! Visit my website for information and reviews. Read More »
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Michaela Curran
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(858) 242-5617 4225 Executive Square Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Curran has been a licensed as an attorney for 32 years.

2012 - she was rated among the top 4% of Attorneys in the U.S. by Martindale-Hubbell & Lawyers.com.

2016 - 2019 - named a Top 100 Lawyer in the U.S. by the National Trial Lawyers organization.

2014-2019 - named among the Top Lawyers in California.

Ms. Curran is a very experienced lawyer who has successfully tried, mediated, and appealed many hundreds of complex cases, including constitutional, civil, family, and criminal law cases, in both the state and federal courts.
At The Curran Law Firm, APC, she leads a top-notch team of lawyers,...
Christine Hayes Sickler
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande Street
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
MS. SICKLER joined the firm in 1985 and is a supervising attorney with the firm. Ms. Sickler obtained her Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of the Law in 1976 and her Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1973. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sickler was engaged in the general practice of law, including obtaining substantial civil and criminal trial experience. Ms. Sickler was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1976 and became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 1991. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association,...
James David Scott
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Rd. Ste. 127
San Diego, CA 92123
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Board Certified Family Law Specialist with more than 35 years of litigation experience. Attorney Scott represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters. This includes military cases, complex cases in contested matters of divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, paternity, representation of families of professional baseball and football players, business evaluation and division. Mr. Scott is skilled and experienced with the treatment of professional practices and separately held businesses in divorce.

Mr. Scott also has more than 35 years of litigation experience in the following family law areas of practice:

Domestic Violence
Post Judgment Family Law
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Grandparent Visitation Rights
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Carmen Elena Ramos
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande Street
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
MS. RAMOS is a 1993 graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego and a graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. A former Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County, Ms. Ramos became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 2005 and is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. She has spoken on paternity issues for the Western State Alumni MCLE program. Ms. Ramos is fluent in Spanish.
Michael Allen Fischer
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(858) 935-6211 Fischer & Van Thiel LLP
10620 Treena St #230
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters. He is known for his ability to guide his clients through the tumultuous processes of family court in an aggressive yet compassionate manner. Mr. Fischer graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensellaer Indiana with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a minor in Political Science. For twenty-two years he oversaw the growth of his photography studio and photo processing laboratory in Soldotna, Alaska as well as owning and...
Win R Heiskala
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande St. Ste. 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
Western State University College of Law
MS. HEISKALA joined the firm as a supervising attorney after spending 24 years as a sole practitioner in her own firm primarily devoted to family law. Ms. Heiskala obtained her Juris Doctorate from Western State School of Law (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law) in 1976. She was admitted to the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court for the Southern District in 1976, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal in 1986 and became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 1988. Ms. Heiskala is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Family Law Section...
Angelina Bradley
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(619) 483-4343 2305 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Military
University of Colorado Law School
I am a retired Navy Judge Advocate helping families, working professionals, parentrepreneurs, and creatives attain work-life balance. I am a licensed attorney in California, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. I am also a certified as a mediator and peer specialist. I help my clients find a work-life balance goal, then craft solutions to empower them to attain those goals. For most of my clients, that means providing compassionate family law services to restructure a family: from marriage to divorce; reworking custody and visitation; adding a new member to the family through adoption; or restoring safety. I will guide you...
Drew Hendricks
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Dr. #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Drew received his Bachelor of Arts from Queens University of Charlotte, where he majored in Psychology and served as captain of the university tennis team. After college, he attended graduate school at West Virginia University, where he earned master’s degrees in social work and public administration, and participated in many community outreach projects. He also demonstrated exceptional work ethic by completing two master’s programs while simultaneously working as a tennis coach to help pay for his education. He later received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where he was a Dean’s List student and member of...
Steven Robert Kampf
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(858) 886-7591 4766 Noyes Street
San Diego, CA 92109
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Steven R. Kampf is the founder of the Kampf Law Firm and has dedicated his career exclusively to the practice of family law. As a family law attorney who has been practicing for over 4 years, Mr. Kampf has handled hundreds of dissolution and paternity cases from inception to resolution with exceptional results. He has served as lead counsel on countless dissolutions and cases involving paternity disputes, child custody and visitation conflicts, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and many other family law issues. Mr. Kampf has proven success both in and out of the...
Michele Bernadette Brown
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(619) 298-1900 525 "B" Street
#2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Family and Divorce
University of San Diego School of Law
Michele B. Brown is an attorney licensed in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and she handles complex family law matters, including dissolution of marriage actions with business valuations, income analysis and financial litigation, custody, move-away and psychological evaluations, as well as pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, post judgment matters and enforcement actions. Ms. Brown cares deeply about the law and her clients. It is for this reason Ms. Brown is actively involved in family law legislation and politics. Michele Brown...
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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2019 Super Lawyer: Benefits/Qualifications No Other Attorney Can Match!

I am an experienced and dedicated family law attorney located in San Diego, CA. I represent clients in Family Law cases including divorce, legal separation and paternity. Free consultation up to 30 minutes in office. Read More »
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Elizabeth A. Rodriguez
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California Family Law Attorney

Thomas Jefferson School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.