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Disputes: My goal is to provide my clients a realistic assessment of their dispute, give them options, then represent them in an efficient and cost-effective manner. I don't engage in wasteful busywork; I only perform those tasks that will assist me in preparing the case for trial or arbitration. If there is an opportunity to settle with the opposing party along the way I will explore it. But a good settlement is only possible if I am prepared to take the case to the ultimate trier of fact for a resolution.

My cases involve non-disclosures in real estate transactions, easment and boundary disputes, landlord/tenant, contract disputes, including real estate contracts, judgment collection, and construction disputes, including mechanics liens and contracts.

If you have a legal issue that I can help you with, please call me to discuss it. 


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 85%
    29 years, 300 cases
  2. Contracts: 10%
    29 years, 200 cases
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 3%
    16 years, 45 cases
  4. Debt Collection: 2%
    16 years, 36 cases



Hourly ($295-325/hour), contingent (33-50%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Robert William Wright

    Richard is a consummate professional. I've worked with Richard researching several issues concerning real property and corporate matters. He is extremely focused, knowledgeable, speaks with clarity and purpose, and doesn't confuse activity results.


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    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

The Law Office of Richard L. Boyer, APC

1037 Cerro Verde Drive
Solana Beach, CA, 92075


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Richard L. Boyer, APC2005 - Present
PartnerLucas Mullany Boyer & Haverkamp, APC1999 - 2005
PartnerButz Dunn Desantis & Bingham1987 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of Northern San Diego CountyMember2005 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationOfficer1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rancho Santa Fe Assoc. v. Dolan-KingFavorable outcome for client after jury trial.
Manallo v. Archer, et al.Verdict for my clients; fees and costs awarded.
Doe v. DoeBinding arbitration award in favor of my clients.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Richard Boyer's Real Estate BlogReal Estate Update2013
Richard L. Boyer's Real Estate BlogBe A Smart Landlord; Top Ten Mistakes Landlords Make2013
LTC HeraldWhat if Karen Ann Quinlan had Prepared an Advance Directive?2003
LTC HeraldIs There a Spy in Your Facility? Tips from a Private Invesitgator.2002
Condo ManagementThe Property Manager as Agent of the Homeowners1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Diego State UniversityIndustrial StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Elder Law: Overview of Legal, Financial, and Health-Care IssuesAdvance Health Care Directives; Housing Arrangements for Long-Term Care2004
Annual State ConferenceFacing the Media in a Company Crisis2004
Risk Management in BriefAvoiding lawsuits in nursing and assisted living facilities.2003
CALA's Spring ConferenceSex, Pets, and Privacy - How Much Freedom are Residents Entitled To?2003
CALA's Fall ConferenceDemystifying Mediation2003
Nursing Home and RCFE LiabilityThe Discovery Process in Nursing Home Litigation2002
Nursing Home and RCFE LiabilityPrimary factors and risks in lawsuits against nursing homes and assisted living facilities.2001