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Garrison Klueck

About me

Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I have a calling to spread the word to folks that there are alternatives to going to court.  There are alternatives like mediation, collaborative law and cooperative law.  People in our firm, and myself, had to take extra training, often at substantial expense and in other states, to be able to offer those alternative dispute methods for our clients.


Now I have hobbies of "speading the word" about those alternatives.  I appear on TV, often with other members of our firm.  I appear on radio. I write and blog.  All of these spare time activities are intended to let folks know there are lots of alternatives to settle legal disputes.


Besides writing and other media activities, I like to travel, often with official or religious delegations.  For example, most recently I was part of a delegation of family law and juvenile law lawyers and judges traveling to South Africa to compare legal systems. 

I was part of a similar delegation to China earlier.  The delegation was led by the President of the State Bar.  I visited Israel, as part of a religious delegation.


I love to go to the movies and used to be movie critic on the radio.   





Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    30 years, 1.3 thousand cases
  2. Divorce: 40%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Mediation: 10%
    30 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($185-385/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Koryn Kathryn Sheppard

    I am so fortunate to get to work for such a great attorney and person. Our firm is full of happy lawyers which means happy clients. Bud is a great leader and boss. He puts his client's happiness and success first in his cases. His firm is build around his dedication to access to justice. He is also a leader in the legal community. I also worked with Bud as opposing counsel on a difficult case. He was firm but fair. He worked to get his client a good result while being professional and settlement minded. I have a great deal of respect for him personally and professionally. It's my pleasure to be a member of his team.


    Koryn Sheppard Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • William Harold Mazur

    I worked for Garrison "Bud" Klueck during an internship in law school. He helped provide the foundation of my legal knowledge in the area of family law, and inspired me to pursue mediation and alternative dispute resolution training to provide a better all-around service to my clients. I enthusiastically endorse him.


    William Mazur Landlord or tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Law & Mediation Firm of KLUECK & HOPPES, APC

7777 Alvarado Road
Suite 413
La Mesa, CA, 91942


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney (Family Law)San Diego Daily Transcript newspaper2012
"Super Lawyer"Law & Politics Magazine2011
Recognized Lawyer (Top 10 Family Law)San Diego--Our City Magazine2010
Super Lawyer AwardLaw & Politics Magazine2010
"Super Lawyer" AwardLaw & Politics Media2009
"Super Lawyer" AwardLaw & Politics Media2008
"Top Attorney" AwardSan Diego Daily Transcript (newspaper)2008
"Top Attorney" AwardSan Diego Daily Transcript2007
"Super Lawyer" AwardLaw & Politics Media2007
50th Anniversary Award-Top Panel AttorneyLRIS-SD County Bar2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/MediatorLaw & Mediation Firm of KLUECK & HOPPES, APC2016 - Present
Attorney/MediatorLaw & Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck1990 - 2015
Legal Advisor/Planning Commission-ProsecutorCity of Lemon Grove1990 - 1992
Contract Attorney ProsecutorCity of Santee1990 - 1993
Contract Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Joseph Fox1989 - 1989
Attorney (Large Law Firm Associate)Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Thomas More SocietyVice President2016 - Present
University of San DiegoAdjunct Professor2015 - Present
Thomas Jefferson School of LawAdjunct Professor2010 - Present
Western Sierra Law SchoolAdjunct Professor2002 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationVice President2007 - 2007
East County-Foothills Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2003
San Diego County Bar AssociationVice President1997 - 1997
USD Law ReviewExecutive Editor1984 - 1985
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mother v. Father (Changed Circumstance When Deployment Forces Child To Be Left With Sex Offender Step-mother)In favor of client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego News Network ("SDNN")"Cooperative Divorce"2010
San Diego News Network ("SDNN")Justice Scalia Expounds & Amuses at USD2009
Law Review--University of San Diego ("USD")The Coming Jurisprudence of the Information Age1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
San Diego State UniversityCommunication/MediaMA - Masters1981
Wayne State UniversityCommunication/MediaBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CAMFT Workshop"Working with Parents as They Divorce"2014
Military Family Law IssuesChild Custody Issues in Military Cases2009
Family Law Continuing EducationThe Most-Important Legal Changes in 20082009
Certified Specialists Summer Seminar"History of Divorce Law & Collaborative Law"2002