Gordon D. Cruse

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Gordon D. Cruse, APLC
 | 402 West Broadway, Suite 1210
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-696-9922
Fax: 619-696-0586
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • E-Discovery (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Gordon D. Cruse is committed to providing quality legal services and maintaining the highest ethical standards in the practice of family law. His firm, Gordon D. Cruse A Professional Law Corporation, is located in San Diego, California.

With such meticulous focus on a single practice area, and by working together as a team, Mr. Cruse is able to provide an exceptional level of expertise and skill when dealing with the often emotionally charged issues arising in family law. His cases have involved issues such as child support, custody, divorce, divorce mediation, domestic partnerships, premarital agreements, property division, spousal support and visitation rights. Mr. Cruse is a nationally recognized expert in electronic discovery and ESI matters.

Mr. Cruse received his law degree from Western State University and has more than 30 years of experience in legal practice. He is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%)

E-Discovery (20%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • International Academy of Family Lawyers

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About Gordon Cruse

Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage: www.gordoncruse.com/attorney-profiles/#gordon-d-cruse

Honors/Awards:

  • Family Law Lawyer of the Year - San Diego, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Special Master - E-Discovery Matters, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Listed: Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2007
  • Fellow - International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2005
  • Family Law Matters, Association of University Women, 2004
  • Fellow - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002
  • Norbert H. Ehrenfreund Award, San Diego County Judicial Officers, 1998
  • Special Master, Family Law Matters, 1996
  • Pro Bono Publico Distinguished Service Award, 1994
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Family Law, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1993
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript, 2009 and 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Legal Specialist-Family Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Council of Committee Chairs, 2013
  • Chair of the American Academy of Martimonial Lawyers E-Discovery/ESI Committee, 2012
  • Chair, Certified Family Law Specialist Committee, San Diego County Bar Association, 2002
  • Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, State Bar of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1983
  • California, 1983
  • Member, Board of Directors, Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2007-2009
  • Member: Family Law Executive Committee, State Bar of California, 1989-1995
  • Member, American Bar Associations
  • Chair, Mandatory Fee Arbitration and Client Relations Committee, San Diego County Association, 1990-1992
  • Member, San Diego County Association, Certified Family Law Specialists, 1996-1999
  • Member: Family Law Section, San Diego County Association
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Received the Wiley W. Manuel Award from the State Bar of California for Pro Bono services., 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer - Ethics in E-Discovery, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2013
  • Lecturer - E-Discovery in a Family Law World throughout USA, 2013
  • Lecturer - Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Advanced ESI/E-Discovery Symposium, 2013
  • Lecturer - E-Discovery Fundamentals, 2012
  • Income for Support Purposes, 2007
  • Evidence in Family Law Trials, 2005
  • Private Judge, Family Law Matters, 1996
  • Settlement Conference Judge, Family Law, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1993
  • Asset Tracing, State Bar of California, 1992
  • Fee Arbitration, Dicta, San Diego County Bar Association, 1991
  • It's the Law, San Diego Monitor, 1991
  • Surviving Fee Arbitration, San Diego County Bar, 1993 - 1994
  • Surviving Fee Arbitration, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1992 - 1994
  • Expert Witness and Fee Dispute Litigation Consultant
  • Lecturer: Asset Tracing and Fee Arbitration and Family Law Matters
  • Mentor, Practice Management and Family Law, State Bar of California, 1994-1995

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Cruse has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 2007 and in Best Lawyers in America since 2007

Educational Background:

  • University of California, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1978

Industry Groups

  • AAML
  • ABA
  • IAML
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Office Location for Gordon D. Cruse

402 West Broadway
Suite 1210
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-696-9922

Fax: 619-696-0586

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Last Updated: 12/14/2018

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