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I have been practicing exclusively in family law since graduating from law school. I opened my family law practice in 2005. I love my work because I believe that assisting families in moving through the challenges of the divorce process is important work that is not meant for the faint-of-heart.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 17%
  3. Divorce: 17%
  4. Child Support: 16%



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  • Lesly Jeanne Adams

    Annette is incredibly compassionate, hard-working, and intent on making her clients feel comfortable and relieved despite what they may be going through. Annette has a competent and caring staff who are available and helpful. If you have a family law matter, Annette is the attorney for you.


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  • Carrie Elizabeth Nolan

    Annette is a compassionate and hard-working attorney. She is a great advocate for her client, striking the appropriate balance between settlement and litigation.


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Contact info

662 Encinitas Boulevard
Suite 260
Encinitas, CA, 92024


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Family Law Attorney of the YearNorth County Certified Family Law Specialists2015
Volunteer RecognitionNCBA2015
Volunteer RecognitionNCBA2014
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2012
Cum LaudeCal Western School of Law2003
Summa cum LaudeUniv of California San Diego1995
Phi Beta Kappa Honor SocietyUniv of California San Diego1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Annette Hall Neville2015 - Present
Judge Pro TemSuperior Court Of California County Of San Diego2012 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Lennie Gee Noordhoorn2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Core 24 Professional Women's GroupFounder and Mentor2015 - Present
North County Certified Family Law SpecialistsChairperson of Education Committee2013 - Present
San Diego Family Law Bar AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Inns of Court (Hon. Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Chapter)Member2013 - 2014
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2003 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Family MediationClient Was Returned Millions of Dollars & Avoided Litigation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of California - San DiegoLiterature/WritingBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"Youth Day at Court""Youth Day at Court"2016
"Youth Day at Court""Youth Day at Court"2015
“Youth Day at Court ““Youth Day at Court “2014