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Over 10 years experience as a practicing attorney and a total of 17 years in the Family Law field assisting clients get through a very difficult and stressful time.  My goal is to guide clients through this time while relieving the stress and rancor from their cases with a view to the larger picture of moving on, especially if there are children involved. I pride myself on zealous advocacy for my client's rights whether through litigation or negotiated settlements.  In my practice, my clients and their children come first and I work closely with my clients to ensure their positions are not only heard but their need are met.


Languages spoken: English, French, Hebrew

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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 30%
    10 years
  2. Divorce: 25%
    10 years
  3. Child Support: 25%
    10 years
  4. Alimony: 20%
    10 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ross Brenton Russell

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Contact info

Families 1st Law & Mediation, APC

2635 Camino Del Rio South.
Suite 107
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel RatedLead Counsel Review Board2016
Lead Counsel RatedLead Counsel Review Board2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFamilies 1st Law & Mediation, APC2012 - Present
Attorney at LawGoldberg Jones, LLP2006 - 2012
ParalegalLorber Nelson2000 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dissolution of MarriageN/A
Child CustodyN/A
Child VisitationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney JournalNiche Practitioner of the Month2014
Canadian Quarterly Law JournalInternational Accidents2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGill UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
McGill University Faculty of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1999
McGill UniversityMarketingBachelor of Commerce1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ESPN Radio 1700Property Division2015
ESPN Radio 1700Divorce2015