Harris Brumer is a 1997 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served on active duty for six years as a military intelligence officer and was stationed with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In 2002, he earned a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, while still on active duty. Mr. Brumer left the Army as a Captain in 2003 and attended law school locally in San Diego at The Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Upon graduation from law school in 2006, Mr. Brumer worked in both criminal defense and in bankruptcy law at two private firms in San Diego. In 2009, he began work as the civilian Director of Legal Assistance at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Legal Assistance is a free service that is offered to all active duty personnel, their dependents, and military retirees. At Miramar, he handled practically all civil matters, to include: Family Law, Landlord/Tenant law, Consumer Law, Bankruptcy, and Federal Civil Rights (SCRA, USERRA, etc.). However, during this time, Mr. Brumer developed a true passion for Family Law and aggressively represented hundreds of clients in divorces, support cases, child custody matters, move-away orders, and domestic violence cases. Mr. Brumer noticed that many Family Law attorneys in San Diego lacked his unique knowledge of the military and its specific application to Family Law. He has since sought to fill this void.
After successfully serving for 3 ½ years, Mr. Brumer left government service and decided to partner up with his long time friend and colleague, Ms. Angela Buono, to form Buono & Brumer, APC. Mr. Brumer made this move, in part, to better serve clients without the restraint of government rules and regulations that he felt unnecessarily impeded his ability to properly fight for his clients’ rights. Mr. Brumer realized that a successful Family Law practice requires far more than the drafting of legal documents or negotiating settlements. It requires in depth knowledge and courtroom experience.
After a a little over a year with Angela, Mr. Brumer has now started his own firm, The Law Office of Harris J. Brumer, APC. In his free time, Mr. Brumer enjoys Mixed Martial Arts, CrossFit, reading and spending time with his Pit Bull, Jada. He looks forward to serving you!
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As a long time participant in Avvo, I often receive pleas for help from indigent people with a legal problem who have little or no financial resources. Recently, I responded to such a plea from a retired veteran who recently lost his wife. He explained his financial circumstances and it struck a chord with me. I asked him to contact 3-4 San Diego BK lawyers and felt confident he would get some help. Sure enough, Harris Brumer responded to the same Avvo post and quickly offered to take the BK matter pro-bono. It turns out that Mr. Brumer is a former military officer who often helps fellow vets. I am proud to recommend Mr. Brumer as an excellent lawyer with a big heart. You can't get a better combination than that.
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Harris is calm and compassionate, which serves him well in an emotional practice like Divorce and Separation. Having known Harris for years, I can attest to his attention to detail and his energy and enthusiasm. I endorse Harris Brumer.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top 26 Attorneys In San Diego||Expertise http://www.expertise.com/ca/san-diego/divorce-attorney||2016|
|Top Attorney 2015||AVVO||2015|
|Army Commendation Medal||U.S. Army||2003|
|Army Achievement Medal||U.S. Army||1998|
|President||The Law Office of Harris J. Brumer,. APC||2015 - Present|
|Managing Partner||The Law Office of Buono & Brumer, APC||2014 - 2015|
|Director Legal Assistance||Department of Defense, MCAS Miramar||2010 - 2013|
|Associate||Attorney At Law||2009 - 2010|
|Intelligence Officer||U S Army||1997 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Military Defense Lawyers||Secretary/Treasurer||2016 - Present|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law Veteran's Clinic||Member||2013 - Present|
|San Diego Family Law Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court||Barrister||2013 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Military Law Committee||Member||2009 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Bar Association of North San Diego County||Member||2014 - 2014|
|BNI San Diego||Member||2014 - 2016|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - 2016|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Member||2008 - 2016|
|CMS Property Management, Inc v. Thear Sin||Case dismissed with Prejudice|
|DV/TRO: T.V. vs. S.L.||Two year restraining order granted against Father, supervised visitation with children.|
|DV/TRO: LB v. DMA||Petitioner received a 6 month Restraining Order|
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|Houston Family Law Trial Course||N/A||N/A||2014|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Michigan State University||Criminal Justice||MS - Master of Science||2002|
|United States Military Academy||Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|
|Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court||How to Persuade Jurors and What They are Looking For||2014|
|American Inns of Court||The Life Cycle of the Expert Witness||2014|
|MCAS Miramar||Legal Issues Effecting Military Deployments||2013|
|MCAS Miramar Pre-Marital Seminar||PS. Before You Say I Do (Legal Issues Effecting Marriage)||2012|