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Firm Overview

My firm focus is Family Law. I opened my doors for business in 1993.

Example cases

In Rae Deborah M (2005) 128 Cal. App. 4th 1181

DuPont v. DuPont (2001) 88 Cal. App. 4th 192

Several unpublished appellate cases.

Main Office

Main
2320 5th Ave
Suite 200
San Diego  CA  92101

Phone
  • (619) 238-8150
Fax
  • (619) 234-0703

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, I offer a 30-minute free initial consultation. I would prefer an in-office consultation so that I may meet the client face-to-face, but I am willing to do it over the phone.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

None at this time

Hourly Rates

$275

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency after hours by appointment only

Office Manager

Peggy & Rafael

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English & Spanish

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I have never been bored with Family Law. I have practiced in many other areas and here I like the fast pace and the ability to litigate and do transactional work. In Family Law, I am truly a counselor.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage clients to educate themselves on legal issues. I hope for a team approach between the client and me. Two heads are always better than one. Clients can sometimes see things that I simply cannot. They often have a fresh, common-sense approach.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, I often ask clients to prepare documents, and then I review them after the client has completed them.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I would prefer not to because of malpractice concerns.

Dennis O. Seymour

1984-1987 - Legal Services, Navajo Indian reservations in Arizona and New Mexico
1987-1993 - Commercial Litigation at 4 different San Diego Law firms

My taxation background and education has been very helpful in family law. I am also a former school teacher and I gained a lot of experience that has crossed over from dealing with children.

My unique strength is finding creative ways to settle cases.

I am zealous but not aggressive in my style. I care about my clients. I am quick, efficient and result-oriented. I have also been called tenacious when necessary

Personal interests:

I enjoy bikram yoga, personal fitness, music, backpacking, camping, and reading (none of which I have enough time for).

License
  • Bar Number: 131894
    California , 1987
Education
  • University of California San Diego
    LLM , 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Taxation
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
    J.D. , 1984
    Berkeley, CA
    Ecology Law Court; Formal Exchange Program with third-year Harvard student.
  • University of California at Berkeley
    B.S. , 1978
    Berkeley, CA
    Biology of Natural Resources
  • University of California at Berkeley
    AB , 1977
    Berkeley, CA
    English

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