Richard M. Renkin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Encinitas, CA

Law Office of Renkin & Associates
 | 320 Encinitas Blvd, Ste B
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: 619-272-6423
Fax: 619-299-7178
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Richard M. Renkin, Esq., CFLS, the founder of the Law Office of Renkin & Associates, focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters. With offices in Encinitas and San Diego, he is a specialist in family law certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys and judges, Mr. Renkin has received an AV Preeminent* Judicial Edition rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

    A large part of Mr. Renkin's practice involves the representation of business owners, professionals and other high net worth clients throughout the area whose marriages are coming to an end and who are grappling with such divorce-related issues as the division of complex assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and alimony and child support. While he is a forceful courtroom advocate, he often helps his clients seek resolutions to some of these matters through mediation and negotiations. Another sensitive family law issue includes assisting victims of domestic violence who are petitioning the court for protective orders. He also handles cases involving fathers' and grandparents' rights, domestic partnerships, international child abductions, and annulments, and he regularly prepares and reviews prenuptial and post-marital agreements.

    Majoring in political science, Mr. Renkin attended the State University of New York at Oswego, and he received a Bachelor of Science in 1981. His legal education came at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, which awarded him his Juris Doctor in 1987. Mr. Renkin formed his own firm in 1991, and he is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California. He is a member and past president of the San Diego County Family Law Bar Association.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2021

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    About Richard Renkin

    Admitted: 1987, California

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    • Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area., Best Lawyers USA, Best Lawyers USA, 2020
    • AV Preeminent Judicial Award, Martindale Hubbell, Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Judicial Award, 2020
    • Man of the Year, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Specialist, California Board of Specialization, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Family Law Section, State Bar of California, December, 1987-present
    • President, Family Law, San Diego Bar Association, 2014, 2014
    • Member, Family Law Section, Executive Committee, FLEXCOM, 2015
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, December 1987
    • Member, San Diego Subcommittee, FLEXCOM
    • Member, Executive Board, Certified Family Law Specialists Committee, San Diego County Bar Association
    • California, 1987
    • Member, Family Law Section, San Diego County Bar Association
    • Past President, San Diego Family Law Bar Association, 2015

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Umpire, San Carlos Little League, 2001 - 2005
    • Member, Temple Solel
    • Member, ProVisors, 2010 - Present
    • Member, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, San Diego Downtown Host Lions Club, Present
    • Fundraising for Hannah's House and Kids' Turn
    • Past President, San Diego Referral Exchange, 1994 - 2005
    • Member, Board of Directors, Congregation Beth Israel, 1996 - 1997
    • Member, Board of Directors, San Diego Referral Exchange, 1994-2005
    • President, San Diego Downtown Host Lions Club, 2010 - 2011
    • Member, Board of Directors, Kid's Turn, 2010 - 2013
    • Umpire in Chief, San Carlos Little League, 2004-2005
    • President, Congregation Beth Israel Men's Club, 1996 - 1997
    • Member, Nice Guys, San Diego, 2011 - 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor, Community Property, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • State University of New York, B.A., 1982

    Industry Groups

    • Certified Family Law Specialist
    • Child Custody
    • Child Support
    • Divorce
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Order
    • DVTRO
    • Family Law
    • Marvin Action
    • Restraining Order
    • Spousal Support
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    Office Location for Richard M. Renkin

    320 Encinitas Blvd
    Ste B
    Encinitas, CA 92024

    Phone: 619-272-6423

    Fax: 619-299-7178

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    Last Updated: 10/28/2020

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