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Attorney Joseph Willmore exclusively practices family law, which includes divorce, child custody, support, and restraining orders.  Prior to founding Willmore Law Firm, Joseph worked as a senior associate at one of the largest civil litigation and family law firms in the Southwest.  Joseph’s family law practice quickly expanded, due to his reputation for zealous advocacy and ethical practice.

Joseph completed his undergraduate degree in Communication at Arizona State University, and attended law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he graduated at the top of his class.  Joseph served as an Editor of the Law Review and completed study abroad programs in France and China, honing skills in cultural relations, alternative dispute resolution, and mediation.

Joseph has extensive trial experience in all areas of family law, including complex child custody move-away orders and high asset litigious divorce cases.  Joseph is also a skilled divorce mediator, and has a proven record of settling high conflict divorces before they make it to the courtroom.  Importantly, Joseph is also personable and caring, and his diverse background of life experiences and public service make him an enjoyable attorney to work with. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Divorce: 50%



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Contact info


101 West Broadway
Suite 1770
San Diego, CA, 92101


AZActive 201304/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice Award - Family LawAvvo2014
Pro Bono HonorsThomas Jefferson School of Law2010
Honor RollThomas Jefferson SOL2009
Honor RollThomas Jefferson SOL2009
Honor RollThomas Jefferson SOL2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWILLMORE LAW FIRM2014 - Present
Associate General CounselRyley Carlock & Applewhite2013 - 2013
AttorneyWFC, PC2012 - 2013
Legal InternWFC, PC2010 - 2011
Legal InternStaley Law Group, APC2009 - 2010
Legal InternThomas Jefferson School of Law2008 - 2009
Legal InternPhillips Pierce2007 - 2008
Legal InternMaricopa County Office Of The Public Defenders2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Imperial County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Criminal Defense Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoAttorney Member2014 - Present
Mexican American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
North County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
Tom Homann LGBT Law AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
International Law SocietyMember2010 - 2011
Outlaw OrganizationPresident2010 - 2011
Criminal Law SocietyMember2009 - 2011
Thomas Jefferson Law ReviewEditor2009 - 2011
Outlaw OrganizationMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LM v. AgencyFavorable Settlement
Discovery AnalysisSettlement Reached
B v. VSettlement Reached
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Publication nameTitleDate
The AdvisorThe Center for Solo Practitioners Open House2014
Willmore Law Firm OnlineDUI - Breathalyzer2014
San Diego Gay and Lesbian NewsFeatured Business - Willmore Law Firm2014
The AdvisorExpungement Clinic2014
San Diego Business JournalBest of the Bar 20142014
The AdvisorThe Center for Solo Practitioners2014
The AdvisorLegal Clinics Help Close the "Justice Gap"2013
The AdvisorSolo Practitioner Center has International Ties2013
The San Diego Union TribuneLaw Incubators Help New Attorneys2013
The AdvisorSolo Practice Incubator Launched2012
The AdvisorTJSL Student Organization Presidents2010
Thomas Jefferson Law ReviewFamily Dynamics2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Arizona State UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Universite de Lausanne Faculte de droitLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Zhejiang UniversityInternational StudiesN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Center for Solo PractitionersSolo/Small Law Firm Practical Strategies2015
Marketing Strategies for LawyersThe Referral Engine2014
Marketing Strategies for LawyersAdvanced Educational Marketing Strategies2014
Marketing Strategies for Lawyers"Duct Tape" Marketing2014
Marketing Strategies for LawyersMarketing Strategies for Lawyers2014
Legal Aid ClinicCriminal Records - Expungements2014
Family Support AllianceSeminar - Complexities of Domestic Violence2014
Expungement ClinicExpungement Clinic2014
RCA - Phoenix 3rd QuarterE-Discovery for Civil Litigation2013
Arizona Career CoachingNetworking for Young Attorneys2013