I've been practicing law for over thirty years. During that time I've done business and transactional work as well as jury trials, bench trials, and mediations. Currently my practice focuses on dispute resolution of all types, including divorce. I take my clients' problems personally, and I'm determined to win for them.
My first taste of the law in action came during an internship at a blue chip Wall Street law firm called Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. My first full time job as a lawyer was in Atlanta, Georgia, with what is now Alston & Bird, an international mega-firm. They were formative experiences, teaching me how to be a first class attorney and act professionally and aggressively at the same time.
My work as an attorney began in business and secured lending, primarily renegotiations (called "work outs") of real esate development loans gone sour in a falling economy. Next came litigation over what was then the country's largest bank failure, defending directors of the bank against the FDIC. That lead to general civil litigation, much of it involving real estate and construction, more bank defense work, business bankruptcy, and finally family law.
Our philosophy as your attorney is to do our very best to help you accomplish your legal goals. In everything we do that means fighting for you to get you what you want, but with as little stress and expense for you as possible. We take your burden off your shoulders and carry it on ours.
We understand that in the practice of California law we're here to serve. We never lose sight of the fact that you, the client, are the principal and we are your agent. We will not order you around as if we're more important than you are.
We understand that you will have questions. We will explain applicable laws and procedures to you so that you will know what we are doing and why. You will not be ignored. We will take your calls if we're in, call back promptly if we're not, and answer your email as quickly as we can.
We understand that you expect straight advice about what you should or shouldn't do. We are committed to fulfilling that expectation. We will not equivocate and we will be scrupulously honest.
When we litigate, arbitrate, or mediate for you, we will provide candid evaluation and zealous advocacy. We will also keep you fully informed of all your legal rights. As a trial lawyer we have extensive experience in litigation, including contested divorce, and we aim to win. We bring the same dedication to our business and transactional work.
Licensed since 1973
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|DC||Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues||1983||05/25/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2014|
|Judge Pro Tem||San Diego Superior Court||1990 - Present|
|Founding Attorney||The Law Office of Stanley D. Prowse||1985 - Present|
|Associate||Mulvaney, Kahan & Barry||1975 - 1985|
|Associate||Alston & Bird, LLP||1973 - 1975|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Certified Family Law Specialist||2011 - Present|
|North County Bar Association||Vice President||1999 - 2001|
|Rotary International||Board of Directors||1997 - Present|
|Hi-Noon Rotary Club of Carlsbad||Member||1987 - Present|
|North County Bar Association||Member||1975 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1975 - Present|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|Columbia University||History||MA - Masters||1969|
|Yale University||European History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1967|