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Stanley Prowse

Real estate Attorney at Calsbad, CA

4.4   12 reviews

also known as Law Offices Of Stanley D. Prowse

  • State Years
    California - CA 48 years
    Georgia - GA 50 years
    Maryland - MD 39 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 40 years
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1973
    Emeritus No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1984
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1983
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Stanley

Learn Stanley’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    All aspects of real estate law, including representing buyers/sellers in transactions; landlord/tenant issues; HOA disputes; easements; boundary disputes; zoning; title insurance issues; mechanics leins; quiet title; and lease negotiations.

    46 years

  2. Family
    All aspects of family law: divorce; nullity; prenuptial agreements; child custody and support; spousal support; support modifications; community property division; enforcement of family law orders; paternity; Marvin actions; military divorce.

    41 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    I represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of Civil Litigation matters.

  4. Business
    Forming business entities, including partnerships, LLCs and corporations. I assist clients in keeping their corporate documents current and in compliance with the law.

I've been practicing law for over thirty years.  During that time I've done business and transactional work as well as jury trials, bench trials, and mediations.  Currently my practice focuses on dispute resolution of all types, including all aspects of real estate law.  I take my clients' problems personally, and I'm determined to win for them.


My first taste of the law in action came during an internship at a blue chip Wall Street law firm called Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.  My first full time job as a lawyer was in Atlanta, Georgia, with what is now Alston & Bird, an international mega-firm.  They were formative experiences, teaching me how to be a first class attorney and act professionally and aggressively at the same time.


My work as an attorney began in business and secured lending, primarily renegotiations (called "work outs") of real esate development loans gone sour in a falling economy.  Next came litigation over what was then the country's largest bank failure, defending directors of the bank against the FDIC.  That lead to general civil litigation, much of it involving real estate and construction, more bank defense work, business bankruptcy, and finally family law.


Our philosophy as your attorney is to do our very best to help you accomplish your legal goals.  In everything we do that means fighting for you to get you what you want, but with as little stress and expense for you as possible.  We take your burden off your shoulders and carry it on ours.


We understand that in the practice of California law we're here to serve. We never lose sight of the fact that you, the client, are the principal and we are your agent.  We will not order you around as if we're more important than you are.


We understand that you will have questions. We will explain applicable laws and procedures to you so that you will know what we are doing and why.  You will not be ignored.  We will take your calls if we're in, call back promptly if we're not, and answer your email as quickly as we can.


We understand that you expect straight advice about what you should or shouldn't do. We are committed to fulfilling that expectation. We will not equivocate and we will be scrupulously honest.


When we litigate, arbitrate, or mediate for you, we will provide candid evaluation and zealous advocacy. We will also keep you fully informed of all your legal rights. As a trial lawyer we have extensive experience in litigation, including contested divorce, and we aim to win.  We bring the same dedication to our business and transactional work.

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The Law Office of Stanley Prowse
5876 Owens Avenue
Suite 150
Calsbad, CA, 92008

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4.4 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by Pamela | August 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience
I met Mr. Prowse today for the first time for a consultation. I met with him to discuss, for an elderly relative, a real estate deal that went a little south. Mr. Prowse was able to explain to me that the situation was not as bad as we thought and offered a few easy solutions to manage the situation. This brought instant relief to my relative. I thank Mr. Prowse for his advise as it was very very helpful. I highly recommended his office.
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Posted by Larry | August 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I recently had an excellent experience with Attorney Stanley Prowse and his assistant, who worked to resolve my problem in just one office visit. They were both efficient and knowledgeable, and solved my problem during a one hour consultation. They were friendly, good listeners, and very up front about the fee, which was very reasonable. I am very happy with the successful outcome and I highly recommend the Law Offices of Stanley Prowse.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend this attorney.
re contract law and liens, also very practical advice how to deal with disputes.
Posted by Robyn | August 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney!
Mr. Prowse is perfection in professionalism! I am a single retired woman and have been to numerous attorneys over the past two years. These attorneys took my money and said return when you have evidence. Mr. Prowse listened to me, said he believed me and gave me legal advice. If you have a family problem, don't hesitate, RUN to make an appointment with Mr. Prowess.
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Response from Stanley Prowse September 11, 2015
Robyn, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'd be delighted to see you again if you need further help. Stan
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2015
Highly Recomended! Don't go anywhere else!
Stanley Prowse is a loaded, meaning he is ready to go. He is professional and puts your mind at ease. I fought for my country and Stanley fought for me for family court. Thank you Stan you go Recomended to anyone and everyone I run into that needs legal assistance.
Posted by Andy | February 17, 2015
Highly recommend, a pleasure to work with
After dealing for years with a difficult situation (civil matter), I contacted the Law Offices of Stanley Prowse for legal advice. A previous satisfied client of of the firm recommended I give him a call. Almost immediately after contacting the office, I had an appointment to meet with Mr. Prowse. It is stressful when you find yourself in the position that you need an attorney, but his staff was so warm and welcoming it put me at ease. Mr. Prowse was extremely helpful during our first meeting. He let me explain my whole situation and knew just the right questions to ask to get at the heart of the matter. He was insightful, caring and really listened to me explain my issue. I am confident in putting myself in Mr. Prowse's capable hands. Overall, Mr. Prowse was personable, thorough, and professional. His friendly staff returns calls and emails immediately. Excellent attorney and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Sandi | February 8, 2015
Great to work with....
I was a defendant in a civil law suit that lasted for almost a year. I am extremely happy with the work that Staney Prowse did for me. He was professional, compassionate and knowledgeable. He and his staff kept me informed and handled my case excellently! I highly recommend the Law Office of Stanley Prowse!
Response from Stanley Prowse September 11, 2015
Thank you, Sandi. I'd like to think I did some of my best work for you. Getting a plaintiff to dismiss his case by successfully demurring to his complaint (several times on this one) is great. Making them go away without paying them a dime is very satisfying.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2014
Solid legal advice
I recommend Attorney Stan Prowse based on my recent need for legal advice concerning a work place matter. He is highly experienced, ethical, and is able to quickly focus on the relevant information pertinent to the situation. I was very impressed by his sound practical judgment and would use his services again and recommend him to all my family and friends.
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Posted by Stephen J. | July 28, 2013
Thank You Stan
Mr. Prowse has served brilliantly, a true scholar and a gentleman not to mention what a fantastic lawyer he is. I would recommend him to my closet friends in time of need If need be, I will be a returning client Stephen, Carlsbad, Ca.
Posted by Joseph | February 19, 2013
Excellent professional legal assistance - Incorporation and business law
We have used the Law Office of Stan Prowse for professional legal assistance with our corporate business. We have found them to be extremely knowledgeable and precise in their legal advise and actions.
Posted by Terence | September 13, 2010
Charged for everything!
Stationeries, taking calls, reading e-mails, writing e-mails, taking phone calls from other parties, photocopies, discussing billing questions, transferring of case to another staff member, etc. Anything and everything that required human activity was billed to me. I engaged them for a partition of a property co-owned with my aunt Annie Yeo (Carlsbad/San Marcos, CA). The amount sought was $16k. The legal cost was $16k. In short, my net return was zero. Prowse charged nearly $400/hour for his services. He billed 6 minutes for reading an e-mail, costing $40. Multiply that by number of e-mails over the 10 months my case lasted. That alone is enough to not recommend him or his office. You can find other attorneys that can provide quality service at lower costs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2015
I went in for a consultation, and was there for about 40 minutes. The 15 minutes is supposedly free but I got billed almost $800.00. I should have known this was a scam when I was asked for my credit card up front. Unfortunately his lack of knowledge is what I got billed for. The consultation went absolutely no where since he couldn't quite understand the legal matter.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 395-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • 1990 - Present
  • Founding Attorney
  • The Law Office of Stanley D. Prowse
  • 1985 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mulvaney, Kahan & Barry
  • 1975 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 1973 - 1975
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  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Columbia University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1969
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967


  • State Bar of California
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2011 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Board of Directors
  • 1997 - Present
  • Hi-Noon Rotary Club of Carlsbad
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • North County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • North County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1999 - 2001
  • North County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Endorse Stanley
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Stan to be competent in family law and real estate law."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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