Dennis O Seymour APC

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Several unpublished appellate cases.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
2320 5th Ave
Suite 200
San Diego  CA  92101
  • (619) 238-8150
  • (619) 234-0703


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

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 & Laura
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

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).

  • Bar Number: 131894
    California , 1987
  • University of California San Diego
    LLM , 2001
    San Diego, CA
  • 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

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