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Roy M. Doppelt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Doppelt and Forney, APLC
16466 Bernardo Center Dr, #260
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: 858-366-4002
Fax: 858-618-5511
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile


Roy Doppelt is a Senior Partner with Doppelt and Forney, APLC which is a full service family law firm located in San Diego. Mr. Doppelt’s goal [and all at office] is to try and exceed client expectations for both legal services and legal fees.  He works in a firm in which there are full time attorneys and also full time staff including Certified Paralegals.  Mr. Doppelt has been the recipient of many awards and professional recognition from his peers.  His firm represents clients in family law cases including divorce, paternity and legal separation in all the court houses in San Diego County including downtown San Diego, Vista, Chula Vista and El Cajon.

Mr. Doppelt has been a licensed attorney in California over 30 years and his office has been in same location over 20 years.  He will use his education, training and experience to advise on the most appropriate strategies in individual cases for strategies and techniques to protect client’s legal and try and obtain legal goals.  He will always place the interests of his clients’ ahead of all others with his fiduciary duty.  Mr. Doppelt has represented thousands of clients over his distinguished legal career and does his best to give personal attention to each client.

Mr. Doppelt is experienced in all phases of family law cases for separation, divorce, paternity, child visitation and child custody, child support, spousal support, pre and post judgment motion and modifications including preparation of all pleadings and court appearances as necessary. He also practices in temporary and permanent restraining orders in family law court.

In family law matters, many cases are very emotionally charged even before any dispute. The stakes are, indeed, high for each spouse and their children as to where they will live and when and how they will see their child or children and how they will live financially after they separate their assets. When your future is on the line, you should not try to navigate legal procedures and detailed statutes on your own. Mr. Doppelt keeps his clients informed about what the law requires as well as the outcomes that can be realistically expected given the evidence, facts and law in each individual case. 

Mr. Doppelt offers a free and confidential consultation so that you can discuss your individual case.  Please feel free to call his office and schedule so that you can make the most informed and intelligent decision[s] regarding your case.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Roy M. Doppelt

First Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • Graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1977.  Illinois State Scholar.  Attended University of Michigan [Ann Arbor] and received Bachelor of Arts in 1984.  Attended California Western School of Law and received Juris Doctor in 1987. 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • State of Illinois, 1988
  • State of California, 1988
  • Southern District of California, 1988


  • Martindale Hubbell, Very High Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, 2003-2018
  • Top 100 Attorneys, The National Advocates, 2014-2018
  • Judge, University of San Diego, Moot Court Competition, September 25, 2009
  • Who's Who in America, 2010
  • Award of Merit, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2007
  • 1976-1977 Who's Who Among American High School Students1977 Illinois State Scholar April 27, 1984 Bachelor of Arts: University of Michigan [Ann Arbor] 1986 National Order of the Barristers November 21, 1986 Who's Who Among American Law Students 1987 National Order of the Barristers 1987 Recognition of Professional Achievement: University of San Diego School of Law: Appellate Moot Court Board April 10, 1987 Special Recognition of Outstanding Service on the Advocacy Honors Board April 10, 1987 Dean's Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the Law School May 4, 1987 Certificate of Appreciation: Director of Westlaw Program: Law School May 10, 1987 Juris Doctor: California Western School of Law June 15, 1988 Admitted to Practice Law: State of California July 1, 1988 Admitted to Practice Law: Southern District of California November 10, 1988 Admitted to Practice Law: State of Illinois 2006 Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability: Martindale-Hubbell/LexisNexis May 18, 2007 Award of Merit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: In Recognition and Appreciation for Outstanding Commitment to the Protection of Children and Knowledge of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction September 17, 2008 Settlement Conference Judge: Family: El Cajon Superior Court 2009 Quoted: Money Magazine: March: Special Report 2009 Featured: San Diego Magazine: April: Lawyers and Law Firms You Need to Know 2009 Attorney Leading San Diego Divorce Lawyers May 6, 2009 AVVO: Rating: Excellent 2009 State Bar of California: Section Member: Family Law & Trusts and Estates 2009 Semi Finalist: San Diego Daily Transcript: Top Attorneys 2009 in Family Practice 2009-2010 Honored Member: Stanford's Who's Who: Black Book 2010: Member: Marquis Who's Who in America

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Legal Insider’s Guide to San Diego Divorce, Legal Separation and Paternity

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Better Business Bureau, Imperial County
  • Better Business Bureau, San Diego County
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Office Location for Roy M. Doppelt

16466 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

Phone: 858-366-4002

Fax: 858-618-5511

Last Updated: 10/20/2021

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