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Firm Overview

From 1994 until 2006, our firm primarily focused on fathers' rights. Since 2006, due to changes to legislature, our firm has shifted to focusing on parental rights, to custody and support issues.

Our firm started in 1994 with Thomas Kendall as a sole practitioner, and I was the paralegal. The office grew to include two offices, several attorneys and paralegals. In 2004, I became licensed as an attorney, and in 2008, the office was changed to a partnership between Thomas and I. Currently, no other attorneys are associated with the firm.

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Main Office

Main
143 Harvard Ave.
Suite E
Claremont  CA  91711

Phone
  • (909) 482-1422
Fax
  • (909) 482-1423

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

No, initial consultation is $60 and lasts for about an hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No.

Hourly Rates

$300 self; $110 paralegals.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Cathy.

Emergency After Hours

No

Divorce
Seasoned litigators with strong representation
At Kendall and Gkikas, LLP, we have earned a widespread reputation as being severe, but fair family lawyers who have integrity, professional competence, and have renowned negotiating and litigation abilities.

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

Family law practice is highly intensive with daily court appearances, which keeps me active and sharp.

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

Wonderful. Most people I see in court are upset not because the result was not fair or equitable, but rather, they misunderstood what the law allows.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am very willing.

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

I am willing to an extent insofar as evidence laws cannot be taught overnight.

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas

While in law school, I interned and made court appearances for the Department of Child Support Services. Prior to my bar admission in 2004, I was a family law paralegal for ten years handling dissolution of marriage, paternity disputes, custody battles, support litigation with Department of Child Support Services and appeals arising out of these matters.

Because I worked in the real world before choosing to become a lawyer, I can apply street sense as well as book smarts to my litigation skills.

I believe that it is important to be civil and courteous both in court and out of court to my colleagues and other parties, with the understanding that I will effectively and zealous argue for my client's position.

Personal interests:

I enjoy family time, traveling, classic cars, and Harley Davidsons.

License
  • Bar Number: 232270
    California , 2004
Education
  • University of LaVerne Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2004
    Ontario, CA
    Moot Court Team, Officer to Student Bar Association.
  • University of LaVerne
    Bachelor of Arts, Art , 1996
    LaVerne, CA

Thomas Kendall

I received my B.A. in government from Pomona College in 1988. I followed that immediately with a J.D. in law from Santa Clara University in 1991. During my stay at Santa Clara, I was the Editor in chief of The Advocate, Santa Clara Law, and graduated in the top quarter of my law school class. It was also at that time I was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. I reached the rank of Captain before my honorable discharge in January 1999.

I was fortunate to pass the bar examination in the first sitting, and was duly admitted to California State Bar Association in May of 1992. In October of 1998, I received my Certification in Family Law from the State Bar Association of California Board of Legal Specialization. This certification requires passing an extremely difficult examination and satisfying practice requirements.

I opened my practice September 1994. During my practice I have handled hundreds of cases. I have had everything from multi-million dollar stock option cases to child support defense cases.

License
  • Bar Number: 157891
    California , 1992
Education
  • Pomona College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1988
  • Santa Clara School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
  • State Bar of California
    Certified Family Law Specialist , 1998

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