Annette Hall Neville

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Carlsbad, CA

Law Office of Annette Hall Neville
2888 Loker Ave E, Suite 110
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Phone: 760-479-1900
Fax: 760-634-0729
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Family Law
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Annette Hall Neville is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Annette Hall Neville in Encinitas, California. Serving individuals and families throughout San Diego County and the surrounding areas, Ms. Neville focuses her practice exclusively on family law.

Certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization and possessing more than 15 years of legal experience, Ms. Neville has achieved notable success guiding her clients through the divorce process and helping them secure the favorable outcomes they seek for their legal issues involving child custody and support, property division, alimony, and other related matters.

A compassionate and personable attorney, she finds great reward in being able to assist her clients during their times of need. However, her compassion does not belie her tenaciousness, and she has earned a reputation for aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes on her clients' behalves both inside and outside the courtroom.

Recognized for her professionalism and service, Ms. Neville received the Family Law Attorney of the Year award from the North County Bar Association in 2015, and she has received Superb ratings on Avvo as well as many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients. Through her selfless pro bono service, she has also received Volunteer Recognition awards from the North County Bar Association.

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Ms. Neville received a full academic scholarship and attended California Western School of Law. She obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2003, and The State Bar of California admitted her to practice that same year.

Highly active in her legal community, Ms. Neville serves board of directors for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Southern California Chapter, and previously served on the board of directors for the San Diego Family Law Bar Association (SDFLBA) and the North County Bar Association (NCBA). She also serves on a number of committees for AAML, SDFLBA, and NCBA.  In addition, Ms. Neville helped establish the Core 24 Professional Women’s Group.

She also supports her local community through her involvement with the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA and various other civic and charitable organizations as well as through her pro bono service.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Annette Hall Neville

Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter, AAML 2021 Southern California Chapter Trial Basics Seminar, "Refreshing Recollections and Judicial Notice" and "Other Nuggets from the Evidence Code"
  • Co-Dean, AAML 2021 Southern California Chapter Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Presenter, AAML 2020 Southern California Chapter Trial Advocacy Institute, "Myths and Fairytales, Telling the Story of the Blended Family"
  • Emcee, SDFLBA 2019 Fall Seminar
  • Judges' Panel Moderator, SDFLBA 2018 Fall Seminar, Attorneys Fees and Sanctions
  • Presenter, San Diego Law Library, Know the Law Series, February 2018, Family Law
  • Chairperson and Moderator, NCBA Fall 2017 Seminar, "Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: Family Law and Criminal Law Crossover Issues" , North County Bar Association
  • Co-Presenter with Judge Linda Quinn, SDFLBA 2017 Fall Seminar, "When can you retire?"
  • Co-presenter with Comm. Patti Ratekin, SDFLBA 2016 Winter Seminar, "Complex Application of the UCCJEA"
  • Co-presenter with Hon. Linda Quinn, SDFLBA 2016 Fall Seminar, "Is a Spin-Off Business Separate or Community Property?"
  • Judges' Panel Moderator, SDFLBA 2016 Summer Seminar, Modification and Termination of Spousal Support After Long-Term Marriage
  • Chairperson/Moderator, North County Family Law Specialists, "Third Thursday" Continuing Education Seminars, 2013 to 2019

Educational Background

  • California Western School of Law, 2003; Cum laude
  • University of California - San Diego, 1995; Bachelor of Arts, Major in Writing, Minor in French Literature; Summa cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; John Muir Honor Society

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Board of Directors, 2020-2022
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association (SDFLBA) Past-President of Board of Directors, 2019
  • SDFLBA President of Board of Directors, 2018
  • SDFLBA President-Elect of Board of Directors, 2017
  • Board of Directors, San Diego Family Law Bar Association, 2017 to present
  • Board of Directors, North County Bar Association (NCBA), 2017 to 2018
  • San Diego Superior Court Family Law Pro Tem Judge:  2012 to present
  • Guardian ad litem, 2015 to present
  • San Diego Superior Court Local Rules Committee: February 2018, SDFLBA representative
  • San Diego Superior Court Local Rules Committee:  February 2015, Judicially-Appointed North San Diego County Representative
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Co-Dean of Trial Advocacy Institute, 2021
  • AAML Legislation Committee, 2018 to 2019
  • AAML Domestic Violence Task Force Committee, 2018 to 2019
  • AAML Webinar Committee, 2018 to 2019
  • SDFLBA Education Committee, 2017 to 2019
  • SDFLBA New Member Recruitment Committee, 2017 to 2019
  • Chairperson, SDFLBA’s 2016 Winter Continuing Education Seminar
  • Co-chairperson, SDFLBA’s 2016 Summer Continuing Education Seminar
  • NCBA Family Law Committee, 2017 to 2018
  • NCBA Membership Development Committee, 2017 to 2018
  • North County Family Law Specialists (NCFLS), Chairperson of Education Committee, 2013 to present
  • NCFLS Website Development Committee, 2015 to present

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Guide, San Diego Superior Court "Youth in Court Day," 2014-2018
  • Law Day, North Count Bar Association, May 2018
  • Family Law Attorney for Legal Clinic, Veterans Stand Down Event, January 2018.
  • Board of Directors, The Playwrights Project, 2016 to present
  • San Diego Superior Court Drug Court, Legal Clinic, August 2017
  • College-Bound Mentor, Just in Time for Foster Youth, 2016
  • Core 24 Professional Women’s Group, Founder and Mentor, 2014
  • Board of Directors, Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, 2006-2008
  • Pro Bono, Community Resource Center, 2005-2006

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Legal Specialist - Family Law, State Bar of California, Board of Specialization, 2012 to present


  • Family Law Attorney of the Year, Family Law Specialists of the North County Bar Association, 2015

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Inns of Court Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Chapter 2013 and 2014
  • Association Of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • International Academy Of Family Lawyers
  • North County Bar Association
  • North County Family Law Specialists
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
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Office Location for Annette Hall Neville

2888 Loker Ave E
Suite 110
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Phone: 760-479-1900

Fax: 760-634-0729

Last Updated: 5/21/2021

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