Garrison Klueck

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in La Mesa, CA

Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC
 | 7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 619-448-6500
Fax: 619-589-5448
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Garrison Klueck is a multi-time Super Lawyer and the founding partner of the Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC, in La Mesa, California. Mr. Klueck possesses over 30 years of legal experience and has recently been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Foothills Bar Association of East San Diego County.  He is board-certified as a Family Law Specialist (“CFLS”) by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Mr. Klueck demonstrates daily for clients his extensive knowledge and insight into all areas of family law.

Interestingly in 2013, Mr. Klueck also has earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Disputes in family law widely involve psychological issues and challenges. Having a formal background and training as a therapist aids him in his practice. Although his command of the California Family Code certainly helps make him an effective attorney, Mr. Klueck counts his unwavering commitment to his clients' needs and his ability to help them reach viable agreements and solutions for their conflicts as his greatest assets when working with those going through divorce.

Mr. Klueck also is a certified domestic violence counselor and brings his experience to the family law arena as, unfortunately, many family law disputes involve domestic violence or threats of domestic violence. Compassionate and personable, he devotes his time and resources to helping his clients through some of the most difficult and emotional times in their lives, and he strives to use mediation and collaborative law as alternatives to expensive and protracted court battles.

Recognized as one of the top family law attorneys in San Diego — and in the entire country for that matter — Mr. Klueck has received numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service. The San Diego Business Journal has named him Best of the Bar in 2015, 2016, & 2017. The San Diego Transcript voted him Top Attorney in 2007, 2008 and 2012. He also holds a Perfect 10 "Superb" rating from the Avvo rating web site.

He frequently has offered 100s of commentaries on family law for both radio and televised broadcasts in the area, and has been repeatedly elected to the board of directors for the San Diego County Bar Association, where he now sits.

Garrison Klueck has earned a doctorate degree (JD) and three Master’s Degrees.  After receiving his Master of Arts in communication from San Diego State University, Mr. Klueck attended the University of San Diego School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he served as executive editor for the San Diego Law Review and received the American Jurisprudence Award for his exceptional academic achievements in criminal law, contracts, and community property law. He received his license to practice from The State Bar of California in 1987. In addition to his doctorate in law (J.D.), Mr. Klueck earned two additional master’s degrees in religious studies and counseling psychology from the Southern California Seminary.  Mr. Klueck also has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Mediation

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2020

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About Garrison Klueck

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Foothills Bar Association of East San Diego County, 2018
  • Foothills Bar Award winner, first non-judicial officer recipient, Foothills Bar Association of East San Diego County, 2004
  • Selection to Super Lawyers, 2007
  • San Diego Transcript “Top Attorney”, 2007, 2008, 2012
  • Wiley W. Manuel Awards from the CA State Bar for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • San Diego's Best Family Lawyer, FINE Magazine Reader's Poll, 2017, 2018 
  • Best of the Bar” San Diego Business Journal, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Trustee of the San Diego County Law Library, 2004-2007
  • Selection to Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Selection to Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Selection to Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Selection to Super Lawyers, 2008
  • Perfect 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
  • “Best Panel Member” 50th Anniversary, San Diego Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Credentialed Mediator--National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), 2002
  • Certified Legal Specialist--Family certified by the Board of Legal Specilization of the California State Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President of St. Thomas More Society of San Diego, 2018
  • President of Foothills Bar Association of East San Diego County , 2003
  • Vice-President of San Diego County Bar Association, 1998, 2007
  • Elected to San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors, 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge Pro Temporare--San Diego County Superior Court, 1995 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “On Hatred” - San Diego Mensa Magazine, April 2012
  • “On Marriage & Divorce” - San Diego Mensa Magazine, July 2013
  • “On Critical Thinking” - San Diego Mensa Magazine, March 2017
  • “It Depends” - San Diego Mensa Magazine, September 2011
  • “On Personality Disorders” - San Diego Mensa Magazine, August 2016
  • “National Ombudsman Report” - American Mensa National Bulletin, June 2017
  • “Brain Science, The Law & The Pope” - San Diego Mensa Magazine, March 2013
  • “Loving: A Movie Easy to Love” - East County Magazine, November 2016
  • “Antonin Scalia: the Originalist” - San Diego News Network, March 2010
  • “Women’s Guide to Divorce Issues” - New Day Women’s Center Seminar in La MEsa, CA, March 2017
  • “Avoiding Divorce Court” - Divorce Care Seminar in San Diego, CA, March 2016
  • “Family Law 101–What Family Lawyers Do” - Christian Legal Society (CLS) at University of San Diego School of Law, February 2015
  • “Avoiding the Horrors of Family Court” - Christian Family Conference, February 2015
  • “High-Conflict People and How to Deal with Them” - Leadership Development Workshop at American Mensa National Convention in Hollywood, Florida, July 2017
  • “New Challenges in Legal Ethics” - Continuing Education for lawyers at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, January 2017
  • “Therapists Competence” - CAPS Seminar, February 2015
  • “Ethics for Paralegals” - Paralegal Continuing Education Seminar at California Western School of Law, July 2015
  • “Getting Information from Mental Health Professionals” - Paralegal Continuing Education Seminarat California Western School of Law, August 2016
  • “Bud’s Blockbuster: Annual Review of New Family Law Cases and Statutes" - Foothills/East San Diego County Bar Association, Annually from 2002-2017
  • “The Four Methods of Getting Divorced in California” - Thomas Jefferson School of Law, March 2015
  • “The Most Influential Book in History” - American Mensa National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, July 2015
  • "Family Law Jeopardy" - San Diego County Bar Association's Family Law Section Spring Seminar, May 2018
  • Adjunct professor for the University of San Diego, Western Sierra Law School, & Thomas Jefferson School of Law teaching community property & alternative dispute resolution courses.
  • "The Coming Jurisprudence of the Information Age" , San Diego Law Review, 21 San Diego 1075, Vol. 21, 1985; Over 100 articles in Dicta and MENSAN Magazines.


  • Settled a case involving a 24-million dollar plus estate, 2009

Representative Clients:

  • Clients range from multi-million dollar estates to Navy and Marine enlisted families.

Educational Background:

  • Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, California, Master of Religious Studies (MRS), 2014
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California, M.A.
  • Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, California, MACP, 2013
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, B.A.
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Office Location for Garrison Klueck

7777 Alvarado Road
Suite 413
La Mesa, CA 91942

Phone: 619-448-6500

Fax: 619-589-5448

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Last Updated: 8/21/2018

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