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Barbara Elaine Kristal

Barbara Elaine Kristal

Practice areas:


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Family: 100%
    31 years, 500 cases



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Harold Christopher Heritage

    Barbara and I frequently co-counsel on cases, and she is a pleasure to work with. She is highly experienced, very professional, and responsive. I highly recommend and endorse her.


    Harold Heritage Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Bradley Jay Faber

    I have known Barbara for about 5 years and consider her, not only a peer and a colleague, but also a friend.Barbara is extraordinarily knowledgeable and competent in all areas of family law. Moreover, not only does she possess a high level of expertise in her field, but also her degree of attentiveness and responsiveness to her clients is a virtue often not found with other firms. Without reservation, I recommend and endorse Barbara E. Kristal.


    Bradley Faber Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

The Law Office of Barbara E. Kristal, PLC

69730 Hwy 111
Suite 209
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Lifetime AchievmentDesert Bar Association2008
Beta Gamma Sigmaprofessional fraternity1975

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
owner-self employedseveral large law firms and sole practictioner1986 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Desert Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Desert Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident1984 - 1990
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1976 - Present
Kent State Alumni Associationmember1975 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Kent State UniversityN/AUndergraduate1981
Michigan State UniversityMarketingAAN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Southwest Community ChurchDissolution in California2008