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Gordon Dale Cruse

About Gordon Cruse

About me

I am in my 32nd year of practice. I work in Family Law, divorce matters, and electronic discovery matters. I serve as litigation counsel (traditional lawyers role), as a mediator of Family Law and divorce matters for couples in a Family Law and divorce case and as a privately compensated temporary judge where I am the judicial officer making the decisions in the case. I am an expert in e-discovery and serve as a consultant in cases involving electronic discovery.


I am a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. I am listed in Best Lawyers in America in both Family Law and Family Law Mediation. I am the 2015 Family Law Lawyer of the Year for San Diego County as named by Best Lawyers in America. I have a Super Lawyers designation. I am a Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law. My certification comes from the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. I am listed in the Register of Preeminent Lawyers and my Martindale Hubbell rating is AV, their highest rating.


My office staff consists of one associate attorney, a paralegal and a file clerk.



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