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Jillian K. Duggan-Herd

Family Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Jillian Kelly Duggan

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jillian

Learn Jillian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Dissolution actions for heterosexual and same-sex marriages, termination of domestic partnerships, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, division of property, and attorney fees.

  2. Family
    50%
    Family Law including divorce, custody, support, property division, asset distribution and attorney fees.

Attorney Duggan-Herd is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. 

     Attorney Duggan-Herd is a native Californian who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.  She then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga University, School of Law in Spokane Washington.

     Attorney Duggan-Herd had a successful legal practice wherein she represented her client to successful outcomes in various family law matters including divorce, child custody, support and division of property. 

Location

Cage & Miles, LLP
1615 Murray Canyon Rd., Ste 450
San Diego, CA, 92108
Cage & Miles, LLP
16644 W. Bernardo Dr., Ste 201
San Diego, CA, 92127
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Reviews

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Posted by Jackie | October 2, 2021
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Highly Recommended Attorney for Family, Restraining Order, Child Support
I highly recommend Jillian Duggan-Herd. She represented me initially a few years ago when I needed help with a restraining order. She represented me again recently to renew my restraining order. She has helped represent me over the years with all my family law needs. She was recommended to be by another attorney and was quoted as "the best." I agree with that attorney. Jillian is kind, professional, and detail oriented. She is interested in the best interest of children. I would highly recommend Jillian Duggan-Herd.
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Posted by Bernadette | April 22, 2021
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Exceptional Divorce Attorney
I hired Jillian to represent me in a divorce. Jillian was very knowledgeable, responsive and detailed. Jillian explained the plan of action and provided me with all possible solutions and outcomes in my situation. Jillian's service was exceptional and the costs were fair. I am so happy I had Jillian on my side to fight for me. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I will be forever grateful to Jillian for taking my case and for helping me through a difficult time.
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Posted by Brandee | January 2, 2020
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Dedicated, Fierce, Respectable, Integrity
I was involved in a highly complex and exhaustive family law case over the last couple years. Jillian was my 2nd attorney and thanks to her it’s finally over! She is honest, fair, intelligent, professional, kind, unbelievably fierce and highly respected not only by the judge but also her colleagues (I saw that 1st hand). She’s quite simply a bad-ass. Other attorneys were coming out of the attorney room telling me how hard she was fighting for me. I was humbled by and grateful for her intense dedication to my case and her incredible ability to argue on my behalf. She never gave up! I was wholly represented and no words will ever fully express my gratitude! My case was not an easy one and the results she got me were fair yet life changing. I know I would not have gotten the results I got with any other attorney. Listen to her, she will not steer you in the wrong direction. She has your & your children’s best interest at heart.
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Posted by Lisa | November 20, 2018
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Ms. Jillian Duggan- Herd is #1
Ms. Jillian Duggan-Herd is the best Family Lawyer. She is friendly, professional, understanding, trustworthy, supportive and very respectable. Jillian Duggan-Herd is my number one lawyer. Thank you for such a positive experience, it gave our family a peace of mind.
Posted by Ehab | October 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Jill
Jillian Duggan-Herd has been my Attorney through a very disgusting case that was falsely launched against me. After diligently researching and interviewing various firms, I retained Jillian. I found her to be honest, fair and extremely supportive. Her attention to detail and timeliness, and the prompt responses that I received whenever I needed to reach her, has been a key element in resolving my case. She communicated clearly, helped me understand legal options, and provided counseling throughout the process. I highly recommend Jillian Duggan-Herd, of Holstrom Block & Park, for legal representation. I cannot speak highly enough about Jill. She was a strong legal support during a very difficult time. Anyone who is in a position requiring legal support, she is the aggressive defense attorney that you want on your side when you walk into court.
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Posted by Greg | November 18, 2016
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Strong Representation
Jillian was magnificent. She is educated and experienced. She explained each step of the case and was a strong advocate in court.
Posted by Chloe | December 3, 2015
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Best Attorneys
The Law Office of Heather Cullen provided the best legal representation I could ask for in my divorce case. Heather Cullen, Jillian Duggan-Herd and Amanda Naples all provided legal help on my case and made me feel total protection (like a TV legal team). Jillian Duggan-Herd was my attorney for daily contact and was available for me non-stop for the entire year. My divorce is now complete; but, I am keeping Jill and Heather as my attorneys so that I feel safe until my kids are 18 and I don’t have to worry about being alone if I ever have custody issues. Luckily, if I need any legal help I won’t have to travel far now that the Riverside firm has an office in Temecula also. Hands down best attorneys in Riverside County!
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Posted by Lynsdy | September 25, 2015
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Divorce Lawyer
Supportive, aggressive and kind during a difficult time. Jillian Duggan-Herd and Heather Cullen were wonderful attorneys who represented me and I recommend them to everyone.
Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd December 3, 2015
Lynsdy, Thank you for the excellent review. I am glad you had a successful and great experience with our office. As you are aware, our relationships with our clients are the foundation of our business and we work hard daily to provide each client excellent representation and clear communication. I am thankful for your kind words. Thank you again.
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Posted by Dominic | August 27, 2015
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Outstanding Service
This firm was exceptional. I received quality and expedited service on all of my issues. The senior attorney on my matter was Heather Cullen and Jillian Duggan-Herd was my point attorney for my daily representation. The whole office worked together and provided me great service from beginning to end. 
Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd December 3, 2015
Dominic, Thank you for the excellent review. I am glad you had a successful and great experience with our office. As you are aware, our relationships with our clients are the foundation of our business and we work hard daily to provide each client excellent representation and clear communication. I am thankful for your kind words. Thank you again.
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Posted by Joyce | October 31, 2014
Recommend!
Thank-you Jillian for advocating for me through one of the most difficult times in my life. Jillian is by far one of the best lawyers in Riverside and has the support of an excellent law firm behind her. I recommend Jillian and the entire office for representation in any divorce case.
Posted by Lenny | October 21, 2014
Great Legal Team!
Heather, Jillian and Valerie make a great team! The Law Office of Heather Cullen represented me in my divorce and I couldn’t have asked for better representation. Heather Cullen, Jillian Duggan-Herd and Valerie Murphy worked together and provided me with the best legal team! I definitely recommend the Law Office of Heather Cullen!
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Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd December 3, 2015
Lenny, Thank you for the excellent review. I am glad you had a successful and great experience with our office. As you are aware, our relationships with our clients are the foundation of our business and we work hard daily to provide each client excellent representation and clear communication. I am thankful for your kind words. Thank you again.
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Posted by Raquelle | September 9, 2014
Strong Advocate
I contacted the Law Office of Heather Cullen based on a referral from a friend of mine who is also an attorney. Attorney Duggan-Herd and the entire staff were attentive and the lawyers were extremely knowledgeable. I did interview other attorneys, prior to choosing the Law Office of Heather Cullen, and I did not feel the level of experience or sincerity that I felt with this office. I felt that each time I contacted the office I was made a priority. I felt secure that I was being represented by experienced and compassionate attorneys. I highly recommend this firm.
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Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
Posted by Nora | August 24, 2014
Best Choice for Lawyer
I have hired the Law Office of Heather Cullen three times to represent me. At my last hearing, Jillian represented me. She was great! She was thoughtful and considerate about the experience I was going through. She was also strong and aggressive lawyer. I recommend this lawyer!
Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
Posted by Jordynn | July 5, 2014
Aggressive yet Compassionate
Jillian Duggan-Herd is an attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Jill represented me in a bitter custody battle. I received caring attention yet my attorney was aggressive and took my issues very seriously. I recommend Jill as an excellent family law lawyer.
Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
Posted by Miranda | March 10, 2014
Best Custody Attorneys in Riverside
I was referred to the Law Office of Heather Cullen by a friend who had been represented by Heather Cullen for her divorce. Attorney Heather Cullen and Attorney Jillian Duggan-Herd were both caring and supportive advocates while representing me throughout the duration of my case. Due to a restraining order in my matter, the police were involved on several occasions. However, Attorney Duggan-Herd or Attorney Cullen talked to the police each time so that I was not bullied by my ex-husband in the situation. I was able to talk to my attorneys each time I needed help. I never had to wait more than a few hours to receive any requested information for whatever the existing problem was that had been raised on any given day. I was able to protect my children because of the help of my wonderful attorneys. I definitely recommend the Law Office of Heather Cullen, Attorney Heather Cullen, Attorney Jillian Duggan-Herd and the entire staff.
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Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
Posted by Kristen | February 3, 2014
Thank You!
Thank-you Heather Cullen and your entire office. Your office was supportive and kind when I felt alone and helpless. I was afraid that I would lose my children and my home in my legal battle. But, with the help of the Law Office of Heather Cullen (including Heather, Valerie and Jillian) I stayed in my home and kept my children with me. I am grateful for everything that your office did for me and I am thankful that I did not have to go through my divorce alone.
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Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
Posted by Cole | January 15, 2014
I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THIS OFFICE BY SIDE
I recommend Heather Cullen and her entire staff, including Attorney Jillian Duggan-Herd, for any family law court issues. I started my case on my own while I was in another state. I signed everything and just wanted the case done. Then I went to Heather to try to fix what I had screwed up. I actually did this twice before I learned. I thought I could handle my case on my own because an attorney costs so much money. I decided to let Heather go and represent myself. Again, I went back to Heather to fix what I had screwed up. She was very patient and understanding. She immediately went into court to fix my errors. Because I had signed a few things without an attorney helping me I had quite a bit of work to do to get back what I had lost. But, her whole office helped me get through the process and at the end of it all I was happy with the outcome. Sadly, my divorce included custody issues so I will be needing Heather’s services for many more years. But, I have learned my lesson and I will never go at the family law process alone again – I will always have Heather or one of her attorneys by my side.
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Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
Posted by Tim | December 30, 2013
The Law Office of Heather Cullen fought for me
I would recommend the Law Office of Heather Cullen to represent any of my friends or family in any type of divorce or custody case. Everyone in her office was pleasant to deal with. I received help from all of the attorneys in the office, including Attorney Duggan-Herd, and I was always treated respectfully and received quick responses to all of my questions. No one ever wants to have to hire an attorney. But, if you have to hire attorney this office is the way to go.
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Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
Posted by Arnold | December 18, 2013
Excellent Legal Advice
I appreciate the time and thoughtfulness that was given to me and my case. My case involved difficult issues and I was provided excellent legal advice. The Law Office of Heather Cullen, including Attorney Jillian Duggan-Herd, was aggressive and focused and I would refer to anyone going through a family law legal matter.
Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
Posted by Sandy | December 12, 2013
Remarkable Office
Heather Cullen and her remarkable staff, including Attorney Duggan-Herd, helped me with my divorce and custody case. They were there for every step of the way. I felt very alone in the court process until I hired her office. I felt that “I got what I paid for”. The whole staff was professional and supportive.
Response from Jillian Duggan-Herd October 22, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad we were able to provide you with excellent legal service. Take care.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Cage & Miles, LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Temporary Judge
  • Riverside Superior Court
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Holstrom, Block & Parke
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney at Law
  • The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
  • 2012 - 2018
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IRMO Smith (Name Modified for Anonymity)
  • Wife received primary custody, child and spousal support. Division of Property was amicable. Wife received large buy out for interest in business. Attorney fees also awarded.
  • IRMO Smith (Name Modified for Anonymity)
  • Divorce granted. Permanent restraining order protecting client and child. Sole legal and physical custody to client. No spousal support paid by client. Child support and attorney fees payable by opposing party.

Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • The Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • New-Hire Employee of the Year
  • Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer Law Firm (Firm Attorney)
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Divorce Lawyer of the Year 2017-Riverside County [Firm Attorney]
  • North America News
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys [Firm Attorney]
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney re Client Satisfaction [Firm Attorney]
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Leading Lawyers (Firm Attorney)
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Law Lawyers [Firm Attorney]
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Firm (Client Satisfaction) [Firm Attorney]
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers (Firm Attorney)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Who's Who of the Inland Empire (Firm Attorney)
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 10% Law Firm in Country (Firm Attorney)
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Senior Associate Attorney at Top Lawyer Firm
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best Family Law Attorney in California (Firm Attorney)
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Firm - Attorney
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Firm in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • The National Advocates
  • Top 40 Under 40!
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Senior Associate Attorney in Top Lawyer Firm
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2015
  • Strengh in Client Advocacy
  • Law Office of Heather Cullen
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Law Firm re: Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
  • Strength in Client Advocacy
  • Law Office of Heather Cullen
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Client Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Senior Associate Attorney at Top Lawyer Firm
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2014
  • Attorney at Top Lawyer Firm
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2014
  • Senior Associate Attorney at Top Lawyer Firm
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2013
  • Excellent Client Service
  • Law Office of Heather Cullen
  • 2013
  • Methods and Practice Distinction Award
  • The Law Office of Heather Cullen
  • 2012
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Publications

  • The Law Office of Heather Cullen
  • Memorandum of Case Strategy re John Doe
  • 2016
  • Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Memorandum of Points and Authorities re Psychotherapist-Patient Communication
  • 2015
  • Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Attorney Fees per FC 271
  • 2015
  • Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Memorandum of Points and Authorities re Division re Request to Set-Aside Default Judgment
  • 2014
  • Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Memorandum of Points and Authorities re Child Support Arrears
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Team Training
  • Presentation of Evidence at Trial
  • 2016
  • The Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court
  • The Effects of Television Legal Dramas on Perceptions of the Legal Profession
  • 2015
  • Team Training
  • Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace
  • 2014
  • Legal Advancement Training
  • Trial Rules and Application During Trial
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (74)
Endorse Jillian
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse Jillian Kelly Duggan for her skills and expertise in the field of family law. She is a tireless advocate who strives to achieve the optimal results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Jillian Kelly Duggan. When you ask Ms. Duggan a question, you never leave asking yourself "where's the beef"? When it comes to Family Law, she is precise, to the point, and delivers immediately with a most comprehensive response as possible; only limited by the amount of information you have provided to her. I would certainly encourage anyone with family law problems in the Riverside, California area to contact Ms. Duggan."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jillian is a great attorney and advocate for clients. She is extremely knowledgeable and has her clients best interests at heart. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services"
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jillian Duggan-Herd is well-known and well-respected by fellow attorneys across the country, and her clients sing her highest praises. She aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of her clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great lawyer. She was born to fight."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jillian is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Duggan is a highly valuable contributor to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Duggan is an expert in Family law and a valuable contributor to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Duggan is respected by colleagues and is dedicated to the field and his clients. He is strategic, compassionate and a relentless attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to provide the practical advice that matters most to clients. I endorse this attorney because, in addition to those qualities, I know that he can be trusted to handle the case to the best of his ability."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Duggan provides a much needed service on Avvo. She donates her time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you live in California you can choose from thousands of divorce and family law lawyers. However, If you need to win, you need Attorney Jillian K. Duggan, Esq. on your side. She is one of America's Best Lawyers. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Duggan provides a much needed service on Avvo. She donates time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jillian is a strong advocate and truly cares about her clients. I would highly recommend her to those seeking a divorce or family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Duggan-Herd is an exceptional attorney and is dedicated to the personal advocacy of each of her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jillian is very fair and works with opposing counsel to resolve the issues facing our clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Other
"Hardworking and determined. I endorse this lawyer."
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San Diego Family Lawyer Jillian K. Duggan-Herd
Jillian K. Duggan-Herd
Family Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 13 years