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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Koryn Sheppard, Family Attorney
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney (Family Law)||San Diego Daily Transcript newspaper||2012|
|"Super Lawyer"||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Recognized Lawyer (Top 10 Family Law)||San Diego--Our City Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer Award||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|"Super Lawyer" Award||Law & Politics Media||2009|
|"Super Lawyer" Award||Law & Politics Media||2008|
|"Top Attorney" Award||San Diego Daily Transcript (newspaper)||2008|
|"Top Attorney" Award||San Diego Daily Transcript||2007|
|"Super Lawyer" Award||Law & Politics Media||2007|
|50th Anniversary Award-Top Panel Attorney||LRIS-SD County Bar||2002|
|Attorney/Mediator||Law & Mediation Firm of KLUECK & HOPPES, APC||2016 - Present|
|Attorney/Mediator||Law & Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck||1990 - 2015|
|Legal Advisor/Planning Commission-Prosecutor||City of Lemon Grove||1990 - 1992|
|Contract Attorney Prosecutor||City of Santee||1990 - 1993|
|Contract Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Joseph Fox||1989 - 1989|
|Attorney (Large Law Firm Associate)||Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth||1987 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Thomas More Society||Vice President||2016 - Present|
|University of San Diego||Adjunct Professor||2015 - Present|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Adjunct Professor||2010 - Present|
|Western Sierra Law School||Adjunct Professor||2002 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Vice President||2007 - 2007|
|East County-Foothills Bar Association||President||2003 - 2003|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Vice President||1997 - 1997|
|USD Law Review||Executive Editor||1984 - 1985|
|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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|University of San Diego School of Law ("USD")||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|San Diego State University||Communication/Media||MA - Masters||1981|
|Wayne State University||Communication/Media||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|CAMFT Workshop||"Working with Parents as They Divorce"||2014|
|Military Family Law Issues||Child Custody Issues in Military Cases||2009|
|Family Law Continuing Education||The Most-Important Legal Changes in 2008||2009|
|Certified Specialists Summer Seminar||"History of Divorce Law & Collaborative Law"||2002|