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I fight for all of my clients as if they were family, and I am proud to say that other lawyers from all over San Diego County have hired me for themselves and for their family members.  


One of the things that I believe sets our firm apart is that we go through a cost/benefit analysis of each case, and even major case turning point decisions - with the client, and involve the client in that key strategic bird's-eye analysis.  We feel some attorneys can lose that "big picture" perspective, and while they pursue a set of theoretical ethical standards, their clients are ultimately harmed by their cognitive inflexibility.


Another aspect of our firm that we strive to keep is our small firm/fast paced culture.  Our team is close-knit - a family if you will.  We know each other's families and we push one another to achieve top honors in every aspect of our lives.  Inside the firm we put 100% into staying current with legal issues, determining our clients' objectives and achieveing them, and developing a personal connection with our clients as we are trusted with their children, their savings, sometimes even their freedom.  Outside the firm we pursue martial arts, surfing, and hot yoga among other activities.  Our lives are balanced and our work product is premium.


While I could wax proflific about our firm's character for pages, I will spare you the diatribe and invite you to...come check us out!  We look forward to meeting you.



Joshua Hershon


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
    8 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    8 years



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Contact info

Hershon Law

300 Carlsbad Village Drive
Suite 108A-171
Carlsbad, CA, 92008


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Family Law SpecialistThe State Bar of California2013
Top Attorneys 2011-Semi-finalist top 25The Daily Transcript2011
President and Trial Team Coach of the YearAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2005
National Trial Team CompetitorAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2004
National Trial Team CompetitorAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHershon Law2012 - Present
PartnerHershon, Dryden & Associates2009 - 2012
OwnerHershon Law, APLC2007 - 2009
FounderRes Ipsa Attorney Services, Inc.2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of CourtAssociate Member2011 - Present
Intertribal Court of Southern CaliforniaBar Member2010 - Present
Intertribal Court of Southern California Bar AssociationBar Member2010 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Inns of CourtAssociate2009 - 2010
California Public Defender's AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Office of Assigned CounselPanel Attorney2008 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Lawyer Referral and Information ServiceMember and Modest Means Volunteer2007 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityChapter Founding Member2005 - 2006
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaTrial Team Coach/Participant2002 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Domestic Violence - Dismissed!Dismissal
Felony Probation - TerminatedProbation terminated.
28 Contempt Counts Not Guilty28 counts not guilty/dismissed with prejudice.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Independent PressMedical Marijuana - Best Practices 20112011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The State Bar of CaliforniaFamily LawN/A2013
North County LifelineMediationCalifornia Mediator Certification (40 hours)2010
Appalachian School of LawLawJuris Doctor2005
Univ of California Santa BarbaraPhysical Geography (Environmental Optical Physics &)undergraduate1998
Choate Rosemary HallBritish Studies/Computer CalculusHS1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inn of CourtLegal Marijuana - "Meet the Grass"2009