Harris Brumer is a 1997 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served on active duty for six years as a military intelligence officer and was stationed with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In 2002, he earned a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, while still on active duty. Mr. Brumer left the Army as a Captain in 2003 and attended law school locally in San Diego at The Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Upon graduation from law school in 2006, Mr. Brumer worked in both criminal defense and in bankruptcy law at two private firms in San Diego. In 2009, he began work as the civilian Director of Legal Assistance at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Legal Assistance is a free service that is offered to all active duty personnel, their dependents, and military retirees. At Miramar, he handled practically all civil matters, to include: Family Law, Landlord/Tenant law, Consumer Law, Bankruptcy, and Federal Civil Rights (SCRA, USERRA, etc.). However, during this time, Mr. Brumer developed a true passion for Family Law and aggressively represented hundreds of clients in divorces, support cases, child custody matters, move-away orders, and domestic violence cases. Mr. Brumer noticed that many Family Law attorneys in San Diego lacked his unique knowledge of the military and its specific application to Family Law. He has since sought to fill this void.
After successfully serving for 3 ½ years, Mr. Brumer left government service and decided to partner up with his long time friend and colleague, Ms. Angela Buono, to form Buono & Brumer, APC. Mr. Brumer made this move, in part, to better serve clients without the restraint of government rules and regulations that he felt unnecessarily impeded his ability to properly fight for his clients’ rights. Mr. Brumer realized that a successful Family Law practice requires far more than the drafting of legal documents or negotiating settlements. It requires in depth knowledge and nuance of both litigation and courtroom experience.
In his free time, Mr. Brumer enjoys Mixed Martial Arts, CrossFit, reading and spending time with his Pit Bull, Jada. He looks forward to serving you!
Licensed since 2008
Hourly ($250-350/hour), Retainer (Always)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I have known Harris for several years and can attest to his attention to detail, energy and enthusiasm. Working alongside him over the years, I have personally witnessed his great rapport with clients and his skilled representation. I have met with several of his former clients who have only spoken highly of him.
Alan Macina Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale Hubbell||2014|
|Army Commendation Medal||U.S. Army||2003|
|Army Achievement Medal||U.S. Army||1998|
|Managing Partner||The Law Office of Buono & Brumer, APC||2014 - Present|
|Director Legal Assistance||Department of Defense, MCAS Miramar||2010 - 2013|
|Associate||Attorney At Law||2009 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bar Association of North San Diego County||Attorney||2014 - 2014|
|BNI San Diego||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court||Barrister||2013 - Present|
|San Diego Family Law Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Military Law Committee||N/A||2009 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|CMS Property Management, Inc v. Thear Sin||Case dismissed with Prejudice|
|DV/TRO: T.V. vs. S.L.||Two year restraining order granted against Father, supervised visitation with children.|
|Thomas Jefferson SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Michigan State University||Criminal Justice||MS - Master of Science||2002|
|U S Military Academy||Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|
|Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court||How to Persuade Jurors and What They are Looking For||2014|
|American Inns of Court||The Life Cycle of the Expert Witness||2014|
|MCAS Miramar||Legal Issues Effecting Military Deployments||2013|
|MCAS Miramar Pre-Marital Seminar||PS. Before You Say I Do (Legal Issues Effecting Marriage)||2012|