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Jonathon Andrew Zitney

Child custody Attorney at Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4.9   58 reviews

also known as Jonathon A. Zitney, A Professional Law Corporation


Licensed for 14 years

About Jonathon

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WHEN INVOLVED IN A DIVORCE OR OTHER FAMILY LAW MATTER, YOU NEED A CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST.

I am a Certified Family Law Specialist whose law practice is located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. While it may sound cliche', in approaching each case I attempt to treat each client's case as though it were my own. A conscious effort is always made to listen carefully to each client so as to accurately and fully understand their goals and objectives in the matter, and to empathize with what they are going through due to the litigation. Above all else, the ethical obligation to be bluntly honest with each client and to communicate realistic expectations for their case is always honored. An effort is always made to explore various options of settlement in an attempt to keep the financial burden of litigation to a minimum. However, if a fair and reasonable settlement is not possible, I do not shy away from litigation and will do whatever I can, within the confines of the law, to protect my clients interests and achieve his/her goals.

Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/05/2022

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

Contact Jonathon

Rancho Family Law Group, APC
8598 Utica Ave.
Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730-3851

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  58 customer reviews
Posted by Claudia | December 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Money well spent
No doubt divorce is disruptive, emotionally and financially draining. The last thing you need to worry about is if your attorney is honest and looking out for your best interests. Mr Zitney is both honest and skilled. He listened to and understood what was important to me in the settlement. He presented me best and worst case scenarios and he immediately went to work. He represented me with dignity. MT his legal assistant/paralegal doesn't ever sleep! She kept me updated on the status of my case. Its been said a good divorce is when both sides lose. Thanks to Mr Zitney I got the best possible outcome, I got what was most important to me.
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Posted by James | September 30, 2022
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The Best
Mr. Jonathan Zitney and his team are great. I appreciated how he handled my case, and always made an effort to make the best use of time, and avoid unnecessary billing. Mr. Zitney always responded quickly and his staff is also very on top of things. I was impressed with how he conducted himself in the courtroom, and he helped me with good outcomes for fair child custody and spousal support. For over 2 years, he provided excellent service. I highly recommend.
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Posted by Amor | July 6, 2022
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Honest and Professional
I was very happy with the help I got from Mr. Zitney and Rancho Family Law Group with my divorce and child custody case. They were professional and always timely with communications. Mr. Zitney was great at listening to all my concerns and allaying all my fears. He was honest and straightforward, aiming to always be conservative and realistic in expectations. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Tara | June 29, 2022
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AWESOME REPRESENTATION
My husband and I retained Mr. Zitney for a long going family law issue we used many attorneys in the past going against my husbands ex and nothing compares to Mr. Zitney and his team. They are the cream of the crop from Leydi in Calendaring to Melinda his legal asst and Mr. Zitney himself I would refer him to anyone and everyone needing an attorney for a family law case. I wish we found him from the beginning ...thank you
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Posted by Jeremy | June 28, 2022
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Amazing representation!
I was especially pleased with results of my case. Mr. Zitney and staff were very professional and thorough. I would recommend his services to family and friends.
Posted by James Green. | April 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST Attorney around.
10 STARS FROM ME,JONATHAN IS A GREAT ATTORNEY,HE REALLY KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE A CASE. I DID'NT BUG HIM ALL THE TIME WITH ALOT OF PHONE CALLS AND QUESTIONS, I JUST TOLD HIM MY SITUATION AND WHAT I WANTED AND HE TOOK IT FROM THERE AND GOT THE RESULTS THAT I WANTED.I HIGHLY RECOMEND JOHNATHAN ZITNEY TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS A GOOD,HONEST,TRUSTWORTHY ATTORNEY WHO BRINGS RESULTS.THANK YOU JOHNATHAN,AND MELINDA FOR HELPING ME GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
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Posted by Alex | June 14, 2021
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Honest attorney with a Moral Compass
Mr. Zitney did a great job at representing my case to the court. I had dealt with attorneys in the past regarding my child custody case and he was the most helpful. Not only was he helpful but an honest man with a good moral compass. He never attempted to use or manipulate my emotions for his own financial gain, something other attorneys do. He was at many times painfully honest. He always told me what I needed to hear and not what I wanted to hear. His office was also great. Melinda kept me updated and sent me information about my case in a timely manner. I would recommend Mr. Zitney and his office to friends and family who need great representation in court.
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Posted by Brian | May 16, 2021
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Beyond ethical
First of all, Mr Zitney is an excellent attorney. He knows the law inside and out and is an excellent litigator. What I like about him the most is his ethics around billing and fees. I have had several other divorce attorneys and they are always finding ways to bill you for non-important things. Letters back and forth between the attorneys on both sides never amount to anything and are a waste of money most of the time. Mr Zitney does not waste your money. He works on things that will have actual value to your case and the time he spends on your case is money well spent. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2021
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I Trust Him
To all: As a mother, wife, women, person I’ve had mountains to climb and oceans to cross with child custody for my two young boys. Mr. Zitney, Ms. Melinda, and Rancho Family Law Group as a whole have been truly exceptional from start to finish. My mountains and oceans were also treated as theirs. Professional. Experienced. Excellent response time. Thorough follow up. Detail oriented. On time/early - every court appearance. Mr. Zitney and Ms. Melinda’s work ethic, knowledge, compassion, amongst many other qualities are unparalleled. I will, without hesitation, always choose Mr. Zitney to represent me.
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Posted by Jesus | April 7, 2021
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Jonathon A. Zitney - Best Family Law Attorney in the Inland Empire !!
There are no words that can express the gratitude I feel with the services provided by Attorney Jonathon A. Zitney and Great Staff. His professionalism, Honesty, The attention to detail and the answering of my many concerns from Him and HIs Staff were exceptional! I can say that it feels good to see the light at the end of the tunnel. He made sure that as a Father who has paid and took care of his obligations, be given a voice to allow me to move on. Thank you once again for all your help. If i have Clients or Friends needing your family law needs/services. I will definitely refer Rancho Family Law Group.
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Posted by Greg | February 17, 2021
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Very knowledgeable family law attorney.
I never thought I would have to use a family law attorney. But I'm really glad I did, Jonathon A. Zitney is well liked in this office. I would highly recommend for you to consult with him for any family law advice. He has really worked with me on my divorce, and things got done smoothly with court and payments. Thank You Jonathon Zitney.
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Posted by Donovan | September 9, 2020
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Your Search is Over
Johnathon and his team did an amazing job of advising me on the best course of actions during my divorce. I appreciated his honest approach and his ability to provide valuable insight during a difficult time. I felt the pricing was more than fair and out preformed all my expectations!! If your looking for a family attorney, hire JZ and rest assured your in good hands!!
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Posted by Steve | August 30, 2020
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Family
I can't Thank Jonathon Zitney and his staff enough for their patience, empathy, and professionalism for how they helped and supported me during one of the most challenging times in my life. If you, unfortunately, need some guidance in family legal matter I would highly recommend Jonathan Zitney and staff.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2020
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Comprehensive
The service provided by the team was comprehensive, informative, and timely.
Posted by Katy | December 1, 2019
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Highly Recommend
I can’t say enough about this attorney and how satisfied I am with the help I received. He gave me excellent advice throughout this process. He was honest with me about my situation and always reminded me of the things I should be thinking of long term. He and his staff could not have been more patient with my many questions and I am so appreciative. It was easy to contact him and my emails and phone calls were always returned in a timely manner. While I hope to never find myself in need of his services again, I would not hesitate to hire him again. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for quality representation regarding family law issues.
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Posted by Amy | September 27, 2019
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If you must divorce....
A divorce is never an easy process. If you are in a situation that renders this choice, I would highly recommend Mr Jonathan Zitney and his staff. This office was a referral and one of the best I have had. Mr Zitney is a man of incredible honest and integrity. I never once felt pressure to hire, I was treated with utmost respect and compassion. The staff was crazy patient with my endless questions regarding my case. I was notified step by step of any processes. My divorce was one if great hardship to which Mr Zitney understood and worked so diligently to be sure I was safe for my future. Should you ever have to experience this type of loss, I assure you with all that I am, this group would be a blessing to insure a positive outcome!
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Posted by Kurt | September 4, 2019
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Wonderful!
From start to finish Mr. Zitney and his entire team made it easy. They are all professional, incredible, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. All my questions, whether I called or e-mailed, were responded to in a timely manner. Divorce is never easy, but thankful for Mr. Zitney and his team for making it as easy and painfulness as possible!
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Posted by Russell Fielding | August 22, 2019
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Modification of Alimony ( 9 years later after 1st judgment and agreement was made (2011)
Jonathon, did an amazing job, showed up on time to court and knew his law. After 2 trial one back in 2009 another 2019 using the same attorneys office. I won both cases. The best around. Don't use anyone else else. AAA service.. 10 star review.
Posted by Karen | July 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Me. Jonathon Zitney
Me. Zitney put me at ease in a very difficult marriage that was toxic and had to end. I thank him.
Posted by John | March 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The one to hire!
I only have good things to say about Jonathan and his team. They took me from a very dark place in the legal environment into feeling comfortable and supported in a very quick matter of time. I had 2 prior failed interventions in my case, which came at an exceptionally high cost both emotionally and financially, with a paralegal and another lawyer before finding Jonathan and I could not have found him at a better time. Jonathan took the mess that was created before and was able to turn it around and keep me from going deeper into the quagmire. Jonathan's support staff were always on top of the case and exceptionally friendly. I never felt at any time like my needs were not being paid full attention to. Jonathan was quick to respond and provided a calming presence during times where I felt like I was going to lose it. Jonathan does everything in his power to make sure that you get the best outcome for your case and I felt very blessed and grateful to have had him on my side. I would strongly recommend him to any others who are considering going through a difficult process such as divorce. This was certainly one of the hardest experiences of my life and it seemed to never have an end to the constant twist and turns of vindictive actions by my ex-spouse which stretched the process out over three years. There is no easy way to get through these things but Jonathan and his team certainly provide the highest quality and most supportive care possible. Make the right choice and make it Jonathan Zitney and his team. You will not be disappointed!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney, Of Counsel
  • Rancho Family Law Group, APC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jonathon A. Zitney, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Pittullo, Barker & Associates, LLP
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Pittullo, Howington, Barker & Abernathy, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of P. Timothy Pittullo, APC
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Western State Univ Col
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Univ Of California At Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2012 - 2013
  • East West Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2010
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
  • Witkin Award: Trial Practice
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Witkin Award: Remedies
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Valedictorian
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Witkin Award: Community Property
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2007
  • Witkin Award: Professional Responsibility
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2007
  • Witkin Award: Corporations
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2007
  • Witkin Award: Contracts Drafting
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2007
  • Witkin Award: Secured Land Transactions
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2006
  • Witkin Award: Evidence
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2006
  • Witkin Award: Constitutional Law 1
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2006
  • Witkin Award: Professional Skills 2
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2006
  • Witkin Award: Property 1
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2005
  • Witkin Award: Contract 1
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Western State University Law Review
  • The State Of Illegal Immigration In California And The Potential Effects Of H.R. 4437: An Analysis Of Human Rights Repercussions And Economic Consequences
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law
  • Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse Jonathon
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jonathon is a skilled attorney and easy to work with. He is professional, respectful and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zitney is an excellent family law attorney, a certified specialist who is well-versed in the law. He is a consummate professional and focused on achieving the best result for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zitney and I have come to know each other over the last several years through litigating a few very difficult cases against each other. I have found Mr. Zitney to be very knowledgeable about the law, to work hard for his clients, and to be blessed with the gift of common sense. He is equally at home exploring creative settlement solutions for his clients as he is litigating for them in the courtroom. His clients can rest assured they are in good hands."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Zitney is a formidable opponent in the courtroom. I appreciate his ability to be respectful and honorable to the court, counsel and all parties while protecting his client's interests. He is a respected professional in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Zitney has developed into an excellent family law attorney. Having worked for me for the past 10 years, I have always known him to be an excellent researcher and he continues to be exemplary in his courtroom skills. Mr. Zitney always ensures that he is overly prepared for his cases and is aware of all the latest legislation and appellate decisions which may impact his cases. In the San Bernardino and Riverside legal communities, he is respected by judges and fellow attorneys alike."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Zitney is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful and caring attorneys I know. With an arsenal of legal knowledge and experience, I would recommend Mr. Zitney if you would like your family law matter handled efficiently, professionally and competently. He is outstanding in the courtroom, respectful and a vigorous advocate of your rights."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathon is highly respected throughout this community by both his peers and judicial officers. He is a professional who is always well prepared for zealous representation. It has been my experience that Jonathon explores settlement opportunities, which helps to reduce the cost and length of litigation. He is highly knowledgeable in unique areas of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zitney is an excellent attorney. He is hard working, competent, and courageous. He is well respected in the community by both his peers and the Judicial Officers."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Jonathon in a divorce case that involved matters of child custody, child and spousal support and property division. He has been a pleasure to work with. He is very professional, respectful and knowledgeable. He advocated strongly for his client but remained settlement minded."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the brightest and most knowledgeable attorneys I know. Mr. Zitney has an understanding of the Family Law Code and case law that is superior to most of the family law attorneys in this area. I endorse this lawyer and recommend him to anyone who may require legal advice/service."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jonathan is an exceptional attorney. I wholeheartedly recommend him. I have worked with and opposed Jonathan. He is a class act. Definitely one of the best lawyers in the region."
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Rancho Cucamonga Child custody Lawyer Jonathon Andrew Zitney
Jonathon Andrew Zitney
Child custody Attorney
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Licensed for 14 years