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         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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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    8 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    8 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 25%
    8 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Stuart Gregory Steingraber

    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.


    Stuart Steingraber Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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  • Edwin Neal Schwartz

    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.


    Edwin Schwartz Business Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Office of Harris J. Brumer, APC

One America Plaza
600 West Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Top 26 Attorneys In San DiegoExpertise
Top Attorney 2015AVVO2015
Top AttorneyAVVO2014
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army2003
Army Achievement MedalU.S. Army1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Law Office of Harris J. Brumer,. APC2015 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Law Office of Buono & Brumer, APC2014 - 2015
Director Legal AssistanceDepartment of Defense, MCAS Miramar2010 - 2013
AssociateAttorney At Law2009 - 2010
Intelligence OfficerU S Army1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Military Defense LawyersSecretary/Treasurer2016 - Present
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Veteran's ClinicMember2013 - Present
San Diego Family Law Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Louis M. Welsh American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Military Law CommitteeMember2009 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Bar Association of North San Diego CountyMember2014 - 2014
BNI San DiegoMember2014 - 2016
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2008 - 2016
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaMember2008 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DV/TRO: LB v. DMAPetitioner received a 6 month Restraining Order
DV/TRO: T.V. vs. S.L.Two year restraining order granted against Father, supervised visitation with children.
CMS Property Management, Inc v. Thear SinCase dismissed with Prejudice
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Law Office of Harris J. Brumer APC websiteServicemembers Civil Relief Act2015
AVVO Legal GuideThe Servicemembers Civil Relief Act2013
AVVO Legal guideThe Survivor Benefit Plan2013
DVIDSLegal Squad Keeps Team Flying2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Houston Family Law Trial CourseN/AN/A2014
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Michigan State UniversityCriminal JusticeMS - Master of Science2002
United States Military AcademyEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Louis M. Welsh American Inn of CourtHow to Persuade Jurors and What They are Looking For2014
American Inns of CourtThe Life Cycle of the Expert Witness2014
MCAS MiramarLegal Issues Effecting Military Deployments2013
MCAS Miramar Pre-Marital SeminarPS. Before You Say I Do (Legal Issues Effecting Marriage)2012