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Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California. 


Former Deputy District Attorney, County of San Diego 


Trial Attorney, Marriage of Shaughnessy.              


Moderator, San Diego Family Law Specialist Summer and Winter Seminars. Admitted: 1984, California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California Law School: California Western School of Law, J.D., 1984 Undergraduate Education: State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1975 Member: San Diego County Bar Association.


Lead Articles Editor, California Western School of Law International Law Journal, 1983-1984. Regional Champion, National Trial Competition, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association, 1984. Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County Office of District Attorney, 1985-1986. Lecturer: San Diego County Bar Association Certified Family Law Specialists Committee; Foothills Bar Association; San Diego Trial Lawyer's Association; National Business Institute. Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Former Partner, Ault, Deuprey, Jones, Gorman. Judge Pro Tem, San Diego County Superior Court, Family Law Division, 1991—. Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%

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Contact info

Feuerstein & Murphy, LLP

3033 Fifth Avenue Suite 310
San Diego, CA, 92103


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Certified Family Law SpecialistCalifornia Bar Association1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFeuerstein & Murphy1997 - Present
PartnerAult, Deuprey, Jones & Gorman1986 - 1997
Deputy District AttorneySan Diego County District Attorney's Office1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage of ShaugnessyCourt decision upheld on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
State University of New York, Stony BrookN/AMA - Masters1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Summer SeminarSelected Issues in Family Law Practice2012