Rory S. Coetzee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Monterey, CA

R.S.C. Law Group, Inc.
587 Hartnell Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-275-1191
Fax: 831-275-1197
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2008
Education: Trinity Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law (70%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken: Dutch, English
Attorney Profile

Attorney Rory S. Coetzee is the founder and owner of the R.S.C. Law Group, Inc., which is located in Monterey, California. A top-rated attorney with more than 11 years of legal experience, Mr. Coetzee focuses his practice almost exclusively on family law.  RSC Law Group, Inc. also has a division that works in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate work, and trust and estate litigation.  Mr. Coetzee and his firm, represents the rights and interests of clients throughout Monterey County and the surrounding areas of Northern California who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Divorce, including military divorce

·        Child custody, support and visitation

·        Alimony and spousal support

·        Property division, including complex assets such as a family-owned business

·        Domestic violence

·        Prenuptial agreements

After graduating cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University with degrees in political science and paralegal studies, Mr. Coetzee attended Trinity Law School, where he received the Dean's Scholarship in 2007 along with the Amjur Award for Criminal Procedure. He was also an active member of the school's Moot Court program.

While pursuing his legal degree, Mr. Coetzee completed an externship with the Orange County District Attorney's office, and he served as legal clerk for the Honorable Robert Monarch of the Orange County Superior Court. Upon receiving his license to practice in 2008, he then joined another prominent area law firm, where he focused primarily on high-conflict, complex family law litigation. Along with family law, Mr. Coetzee also has notable experience with business, real estate and personal injury litigation.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Coetzee is a member of the family law sections of the Monterey County Bar Association, the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. Recognized for his success and professionalism, he has received the Top Contributor and Clients' Choice Awards from Avvo as well as the Judge Pro Tem Volunteer Appreciation Award from the Santa Clara County Family Law Court.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Rory S. Coetzee

Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2014 - Present
  • Elected to serve as a Representative on the Student Body Counsel, Trinity School of Law
  • Dean’s Scholarship, Trinity School of Law, 2007
  • Moot Court Program, Trinity School of Law
  • Award issued to recognize highest grade earned in the class., Amjur Award - Criminal Procedure, Trinity School of Law, 2007
  • Judge Pro Tem Volunteer Appreciation Award, Santa Clara County Family Law Court, 2015 - Present
  • Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2015 - Present

Educational Background

  • Texas Wesleyan University, B.S., cum laude, Major: Political Science, Paralegal Studies, 2005


  • Hundreds of favourable spousal support, child support, and custody and visitation awards issued in client's favor.  Also obtained, Substantially favourable orders dividing client's assets., 2009

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Santa Clara County Judge Pro Tem., 2015
  • Attorney volunteer at J. Hector Moreno monthly Family Law Clinic., 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Director on the board of Monterey Peninsula Meals on Wheels. , 2020
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2009 - Present
  • Director on the board of Hospice Giving Foundation., 2020
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2009 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Monterey County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2014 - Present
  • Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association., 2008
  • California, 2008
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit., 2009
  • Member, Monterey County Bar Association., 2014
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Office Location for Rory S. Coetzee

587 Hartnell Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: 831-275-1191

Fax: 831-275-1197

Last Updated: 3/12/2021

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