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Gordon D. Cruse

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Gordon D. Cruse, APLC
402 West Broadway, Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-696-9922
Fax: 619-696-0586
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, E-Discovery
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 36 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
  • 80%Family Law
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%E-Discovery

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Gordon D. Cruse

First Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.gordoncruse.com/meet-our-team/gordon-d-cruse/

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

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Diplomat, American College of Family Trial Lawyers., 2015
  • Asst. Treasurer for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer, Chair of the Budget Compliance Committee, 2018
  • Co-Chair of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Council of Committee Chairs, 2013
  • Chair, Certified Family Law Specialist Committee, San Diego County Bar Association, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1983
  • Member: Family Law Section, San Diego County Association
  • Member, American Bar Associations
  • Chair of the American Academy of Martimonial Lawyers E-Discovery/ESI Committee, 2012
  • California, 1983
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Chair, Mandatory Fee Arbitration and Client Relations Committee, San Diego County Association, 1990-1992
  • Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, State Bar of California, 1989
  • Member, Board of Directors, Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2007-2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Member, San Diego County Association, Certified Family Law Specialists, 1996-1999
  • Member: Family Law Executive Committee, State Bar of California, 1989-1995

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Course on e-discovery basics., Author and Presenter, E-Discovery Basics, E-Discovery Readiness & Response, Inc., Law, 2018
  • Evidence in Family Law Trials, 2005
  • Income for Support Purposes, 2007
  • Expert Witness and Fee Dispute Litigation Consultant
  • Settlement Conference Judge, Family Law, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1993
  • Private Judge, Family Law Matters, 1996
  • Surviving Fee Arbitration, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1992 - 1994
  • Surviving Fee Arbitration, San Diego County Bar, 1993 - 1994
  • Asset Tracing, State Bar of California, 1992
  • It's the Law, San Diego Monitor, 1991
  • Fee Arbitration, Dicta, San Diego County Bar Association, 1991
  • Lecturer - Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Advanced ESI/E-Discovery Symposium, 2013
  • Lecturer - E-Discovery in a Family Law World throughout USA, 2013
  • Lecturer - Ethics in E-Discovery, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2013
  • Lecturer - E-Discovery Fundamentals, 2012
  • Mentor, Practice Management and Family Law, State Bar of California, 1994-1995
  • Lecturer: Asset Tracing and Fee Arbitration and Family Law Matters

Honors/Awards

  • Listed in Best lawyers in America in Family Law Litigation and Family Law Mediation., Best Lawyers in San Diego, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Family Law Lawyer of the Year - San Diego, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Listed in Best lawyer in America for Family Law Litigation and Family Law Mediation., Best Lawyers Listing for San Diego County, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • The College is made up of the top 100 Family Law trial lawyers in the nation., Diplomat, American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Special Master - E-Discovery Matters, 2012
  • Special Master, Family Law Matters, 1996
  • Fellow - International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2005
  • Pro Bono Publico Distinguished Service Award, 1994
  • Family Law Matters, Association of University Women, 2004
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript, 2009 and 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Norbert H. Ehrenfreund Award, San Diego County Judicial Officers, 1998
  • Listed: Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2007
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Family Law, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1993
  • Fellow - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002

Industry Groups

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

402 West Broadway
Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-696-9922

Fax: 619-696-0586

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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