James A. Hennenhoefer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Vista, CA

James A. Hennenhoefer, A.P.C.
 | 316 South Melrose Drive, Suite 200
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: 760-941-2260
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • E-Discovery (20%)
Attorney Profile

At James A. Hennenhoefer, A.P.C., located in Vista, California, James A. Hennenhoefer concentrates his practice exclusively on family law for clients throughout the North County region.  Certified as a specialist in his practice area by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, he brings more than four decades of family law experience to bear on complex matters ranging from divorce litigation and modifications to property division and pre and postnuptial agreements.  He is also a nationally recognized authority on electronic discovery and electronic evidence authentication.  He has lectured extensively nationwide since completing advanced training at three different institutions including, the Georgetown Law Advanced ESI Program; ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ESI Program; and, the E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Conference and Symposium offered by the LawCLE Center.  In addition to being an electronically stored information consultant and an expert witness, Mr. Hennenhoefer serves as a judge pro tempore for the Family Court of the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, and is a certified Mediator and Arbitrator.

Mr. Hennenhoefer earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri before pursuing his law degree at what is now the Thomas Jefferson Law School graduating in 1970 and admission to the California Bar in 1971.  Since then, he has been in private practice at his firm and has served as counsel in thousands of cases.

During his career, Mr. Hennenhoefer has garnered numerous accolades, including being named to Worth magazine's prestigious "Top 100 Attorneys" list, inclusion in Best Lawyers in America since 1990 and two awards from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, of which he is a past president. Most recently, Mr. Hennenhoefer was acknowledged by the Bar Association of Northern San Diego as "Attorney of the Year".  He maintains active memberships in several professional organizations, including the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American Bar Association Section of Family Law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

E-Discovery (20%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About James Hennenhoefer

Admitted: 1971, California

Professional Webpage: www.jahfamilylaw.com/team/james-a-hennenhoefer-apc

Honors and Awards:

  • Commander, USNR (Retired), 2001
  • 1975-date Judge (Pro Tem) Superior Court
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Family Law Person of the Year 1998
  • Norby Judiciary Award, San Diego County: Attorney of the Year (1999)
  • Worth Magazine "Top 100 U.S.A. Attorneys" (2005-to date)
  • San Diego Magazine "Best Lawyers" (2005-to date)
  • Selected: "The Best Lawyers in America" (1990-to date)
  • San Diego Magazine "Top San Diego Lawyers"" (2006-to date)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Frequent Lecturer Family Law: CEB and AAML Southern California Institute
  • Certified Matrimonial Law Mediator - AAML
  • Certified Matrimonial Law Arbitrator - AAML
  • Certified Fellow American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1990-date Certified MediatorlArbitrator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Chair, San Diego County Bar Association, Certified Family Law Specialists (1977-1978)
  • Council of Section Chairs, State Bar of California
  • California Judicial Council: Family Law Advisor
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee: California State Bar, Family Law Section
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers: Diplomate
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Mediators Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Arbitrators Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation Life Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Fellow
  • Expert Witness: Family Law, California Superior Court
  • Family Law Advisor: Judicial Council
  • Trustee, San Diego County Law Library Foundation (1999-2003)
  • Master, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Chapter, American Inns of Court Foundation (1997-2002)
  • USA Governor: (1995-2001)
  • Counsel, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1998-)
  • Chair, ABA Family Section: Marketing/PR (1993-1994)
  • Chair, Council of Section Chairs, State Bar of California (1996-1997)
  • Chair, Family Law Section, State Bar of California (1994-1995)
  • Education Chair Family Law-California State Bar (1993)
  • President Southern California Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1993)
  • Governor, USA, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1995-2001)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fdn. (1995-2005), Treasurer (1999-2002), President (2003-2005)
  • Diplomate: American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chair Marketing/PR Committee (1991-1998)
  • merican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Officer, Vice President (1999-2005),1st Vice-President (2006), President Elect (2007), President (2007-2008)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Officer, Secretary (1997-1999)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent National Lecturer , ESI
  • Lecturer, Other various national and California-based organizations.
  • Lecturer, The Rutter Group: ESI, E-Discovery
  • Lecturer, AICPA
  • Lecturer, California Certified Specialists
  • Lecturer, California CEB
  • Lecturer, American College in California
  • Lecturer, IAML
  • Lecturer, AAML

Educational Background:

  • 1959-1963 University of Missouri, BA
  • Graduate of Georgetown Law Advanced ESI Program; ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ESI Program; and, the E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Conference and Symposium offered by the LawCLE Center.
  • 1966-1970 Western State University College of Law

Industry Groups

  • AAML
  • ABA
  • CFLS
  • IAML
  • Office Location for James A. Hennenhoefer

    316 South Melrose Drive
    Suite 200
    Vista, CA 92081

    Phone: 760-941-2260

     

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