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Carla Leslie Hartley

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence, General Practice, Discrimination, Real Estate

About Me

A former United States Marine, Ms. Hartley has served in every possible position with a law firm, from receptionist/file clerk to law clerk and research attorney, to litigation attorney. While attending law school, Ms. Hartley was employed by The Law Offices Of Donna C. Santo. Ms. Hartley graduated with High Honors from Ventura College of Law and was soon thereafter hired by another premier firm as an associate attorney where she remained until opening her own firm in 2009.



Ms. Hartley is a member of the Christian Lawyers Association and the Christian Legal Society. She was a founding member of the Ventura Teen Legal Clinic, and more recently, is a founding member and advisory board member of Pray for the Courts, Inc.


She has an outstanding work ethic and has a superb staff with an equally excellent sense of duty and professionalism. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

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

Fees:

Hourly ($275-350/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

40 total 

  • Mary J Quin

    I endorse this lawyer. She is a hard working attorney that fights hard to obtain the best result for her clients. She is a fair minded and will work to settle cases that can be resolved outside of court

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    Mary Quin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • John M O'Brien

    A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

HARTLEY, MAXWELL & CASTELLANO

5700 Ralston Street
Suite 210
Ventura, CA, 93003-7870

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
California Top LawyerThe LEGAL NETWORK2015
California Top LawyersThe LEGAL NETWORK2014
California Top LawyerThe LEGAL NETWORK2013
High honorsVentura College of Law2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHartley & Rhodes, PLC2011 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Offices of Carla L. Hartley2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Carla L. Hartley2009 - 2011
AttorneyROSS & PARVEX, LLP2007 - 2009
Clerk/SecretaryLaw Offices of Donna C. Santo2002 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Christian Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember2009 - Present
Ventura County Family Law Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Ventura Teen Legal ClinicFounding Board Member2008 - Present
Handel on the LawMember2008 - Present
Reality Church, VenturaMember2008 - Present
United States Marine CorpsSergeant1984 - 1991

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Post Judgment Defense of Pension PlanPension plan preserved as separate property.
Dissolution of Domestic PartnershipOur client received her one-half share of the substantial community estate, which the Court found dated from 2000 as we argued; and our client has primary custody of the child. We also received an excellent support order.
Defense Against False Accusation of Domestic ViolenceSole legal, sole physical custody to Dad, with a NICE spousal and child support award payable by Mom to Dad.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Citations MagazineMy Mothers in Law2010
Citations MagazineThe Unintended Consequences of Law2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ventura COLLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Univ of New MexicoEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ventura College of LawAdvanced Legal Writing Instructor2015
Los Angeles District MeetingSocial Media as Evidence2015
Growing Through DivorceFamily Law Strategies and Christian Principles2015
Growing Through DivorceFamily Law Strategies and Christian Principles2014
Central Coast Direct Meeting and ElectionEvidence and Investigators in Family Law2014
Reconciliation in the CityReconciling the church with the courts.2011
Law Day 2010How changes to Domestic Partnership Laws have affected the rights of our Senior Citizens2010