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Stanley Dawe Prowse

also known as Law Offices Of Stanley D. Prowse

About me

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.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 70%
    33 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    33 years
  3. Business: 10%
    33 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    33 years



Hourly ($350-375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I know Stan to be competent in family law and real estate law.


    William Pultz Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill L Rogers

    Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

The Law Office of Stanley Prowse

5876 Owens Avenue
Suite 150
Calsbad, CA, 92008


DCSuspended - Non-Payment of Dues198311/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro TemSan Diego Superior Court1990 - Present
Founding AttorneyThe Law Office of Stanley D. Prowse1985 - Present
AssociateMulvaney, Kahan & Barry1975 - 1985
AssociateAlston & Bird, LLP1973 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Family Law Specialist2011 - Present
North County Bar AssociationVice President1999 - 2001
Rotary InternationalBoard of Directors1997 - Present
Hi-Noon Rotary Club of CarlsbadMember1987 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate to Incorporate Your Business2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Columbia UniversityHistoryMA - Masters1969
Yale Law SchoolEuropean HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Andrea Kay - Legal Eagle'sFamily Law2013