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John H. Tannenberg

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC
12220 El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-755-3300
Fax: 858-755-3387
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1974
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

John H. Tannenberg is "Of Counsel" to the law firm of Moore, Schulman & Moore, a law firm experienced in handling family law matters. The firm is located in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego County.   Mr. Tannenberg provides representation to his clients in a wide range of domestic disputes and issues, including divorce; legal separation; nullity of marriage; characterization and division of community property assets and debts; child custody and visitation; child support; spousal support, drafting and/or reviewing Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements; Paternity; and complex business issues.  A seasoned family law professional, Mr. Tannenberg has more than 40  years of litigation and mediation experience and has also served as a judge pro tempore for the San Diego Superior Court since 1993.

After graduating from the University of California in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Mr. Tannenberg earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Tannenberg has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a family law specialist since 1990. As a reflection of the high esteem in which he is held by his peers, he has received an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Tannenberg was admited as a  Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as of 2012.  He is  listed in Best Lawyers in America as a Tier 1 lawyer.

Often called upon to share his knowledge and insight with others, Mr. Tannenberg has been a lecturer in family law at the University of San Diego School of Law and for Continuing Education of the Bar California seminars and San Diego County Family Law Bar Association seminars. Outside the office, he participates in numerous professional organizations. Mr. Tannenberg is a member of the State Bar of California , the San Diego County Family Law Bar Assocation, the  San Diego County Bar Association and the  Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

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


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About John H. Tannenberg

First Admitted: 1974, California

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro-Tem Judge San Diego Supreme Court, 1993 - Present
  • Former Den Leader Cub Scout Pack 616; Assistant Scout Master Boy Scout Troop 301
  • Past Committee Chair Cub Scout Pack 616 San Diego
  • Assistant Scout Master-Troop 301 Boy Scouts San Diego

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 1985 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1982
  • Past Chair, San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association, 1974 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • Past Member, Executive Committee, Certified Family Law Specialists Committee
  • Member, State Bar of California, Attorney, 1974 - Present
  • California, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1978
  • Past Chair, San Diego County Bar Association, Certified Family Law Specialists Committee


  • Member National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004 - 2005
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Peer Review Rates, 1990 - 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecture, Continuing Education of the Bar Seminars, been interviewed on KCEQ AM 1000 regarding Family Law and Domestic Relations matters
  • Guest Speaker, Family law for the Second Saturday Program hosted by Ginita Wall, a San Diego CPA and Financial Planner
  • Guest Lecturer, Family Law, U.S.D. School Law
  • Family Law Practicum, U.S.D. School of Law, 2005 - Present

Educational Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), Los Angeles, California, B.A., Dean's List, Political Science , 1969

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified As Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

Industry Groups

  • FamilyLaw
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Office Location for John H. Tannenberg

12220 El Camino Real
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: 858-755-3300

Fax: 858-755-3387

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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