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Kelly Degraw McCaffrey Combs

Family Attorney at SAN DIEGO, CA

4.9   13 reviews

also known as Kelly Combs

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kelly

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COMPASSION & EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO RESOLVE YOUR DIVORCE EFFICIENTLY.

I was born and raised in the Point Loma/Ocean Beach area and am intimately familiar with all the local communities that make Southern California unique. I pusued my undergraduate education in Northern California where I graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and minor in sociology. Immediately upon graduating from CSU Chico, I attend law school in Jacksonville, Florida at Florida Coastal School of Law. I enjoyed all my classes at Florida Costal however I excelled in contracts and adoption law. I was an active member of the American Bar Association, Student Bar Association and Sports Law Society. While in law school I also worked in three Florida law firms that specialized in criminal defense and civil litigation. At these firms I honed the skills necessary to manage and market a law firm. Upon my return to California, I sat for the California bar and, after passing at the first sitting, worked at several local law firms that specialized in civil litigation, real estate, and bankruptcy laws.  I am active in the community and am a member of the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego as well as the San Diego Bar Association. I believe I bring a superior set of organizational and research skills to the legal arena. My aggressive, yet friendly, style has resulted in numerous settlements for a variety of civil, family and criminal cases.

Location

Huston | McCaffrey, LLP
1650 Hotel Circle N., Ste 201
SAN DIEGO, CA, 92108

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Salvador | January 30, 2015
Avoid Bankruptcy
Huston McCaffrey, LLP helped my wife and I to avoid bankruptcy and keep our investment property. Kelly provided us with the best legal advice and support we could have imagined; with constant threats of foreclosure from our lender, she persisted for over a year. Thank you Kelly!
Posted by Jessica | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great customer service skills
Kelly has been nothing but helpful! She is extremely responsible, educated, caring and very timely. Kelly put together our MSA and was patient throughout all the changes.. I would recommend Kelly without a doubt.
Posted by Manny | April 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Representation Against Major Bank
I hired Kelly's firm to represent my defense in a civil matter against a major well-known bank. Kelly researched the technical aspects of the case and successfully argued our motion to dismiss. We are very impressed by Kelly's ability to be aggressive in research and pointed in presenting the facts.
Posted by Lindsey | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Brilliant
There are not enough words to describe how thankful I am for Mrs. McCaffrey Combs. As she represented me during my lengthy Divorce she was dedicated to her research and passionate to her law practice. I am grateful for her consistency in communication and knowledge. Kelly has extreme patience, as well as a density of information enable to provide success within my case. I highly recommend Kelly as a Family Law Attorney and am so thankful for her time, commitment and persistence!
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Posted by Tony | March 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Took time to review info I sent & called to advise me of my rights!!!
Kelly's partner, Shawn Huston, was extremely helpful letting me know if there was any legal recourse I had against a previous landlord that was threatening retaliatory actions against myself for posting a negative (although 100% truthful) Yelp review about them. He was one of only a couple attorneys that responded to my request for advice & information on my situation. Although I do not have a viable case against that slumlord, it was reassuring to get actual legal advice on what my options were from an attorney. I greatly appreciate him taking the time to review the information I sent him & letting me know what his professional advice was about my situation!
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Posted by Daniel | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kelly is AMAZING
I was looking around Avvo to handle a simple divorce without breaking the bank while making sure it's done right the first time, so the #1 thing that initially attracted me to her was the competitive pricing, but after having e-mailed several different offices to get the run down on pricing, it felt like those other firms wanted me to do 90% of the work and then pick up the check. Kelly explained to me exactly what she would do every step of the way. She thoroughly exceeded my expectations by how open her lines of communications are. She provided me with her personal cell, so there was never any me calling her secretary to schedule a call 3 days in advance, I simply sent a text, and waited for a reply, more often than not it was the same day. The only time it wasn't is if I had sent it after obvious business hours. Kelly is so thorough, open and knowledgeable that I immediately inquired about her services for another potential matter. Kelly definitely deserves your business!
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Posted by Cindy | February 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and honest
Kelly helped us out with an unfortunate matter, she was diligent, knowledgeable and most importantly honest. She helped us resolve a difficult case and justice was served! Thank you!!
Posted by Ronald | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenant eviction
Was there for us every step of the way. In the court room she was a formidable opponent. Her foresight and expertise at her job was paramount in our decision in hiring her. Do yourself a great service and give a shot. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Case - Fantastic Results
Kelly is fantastic. I hired her as an attorney to help with a personal injury case (was passenger in a car accident). She streamlined the whole process, was always available to answer questions and concerns, and fought hard (and was successful) to get the most for me in our settlement. I felt that she took the time to clearly understand my situation and goals. I would work with her again in an instant.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent family law specialist
Kelly came highly reccomended to me and is an excellent attorney, specializing in family law/ divorce cases. She took the time to sit with me at a consultation and go over my case, where she was very friendly and down to earth. I retained her and she put forth a great deal of effort into my spousal support case. She was my second attorney, because the first one I retained didn't do anything for me except nickel and dime me to death. Kelly was very fair in her pricing and even returned a portion of the retainer that wasn't used. I would highly reccomend Kelly if you are searching for a fair, honest and knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent San Diego Lawyer
Kelly assisted me in my divorce as well as a small claims matter. Both were taking place during the same period of time. I can't thank Kelly enough for the service she provided me with. I came out on top of both issues and I had a lot of assets at stake. I loved working with Kelly, she had my back and gave excellent advice when I had to make a decision - carefully laying out the pros and cons and my options. Kelly is a skilled negotiator as well. If I ever need legal representation in the future, Kelly would be my first choice and I'm sure I speak for others who have had the pleasure of hiring her services.
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Posted by Ashlee | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Kelly is a great Attorney! She was so helpful with my divorce. I had a ton of questions and she was always there to help me and make me feel comfortable. She never made me feel like a burden or that she was out just for money, whenever we talked/met up I felt like I was talking with a friend. I would totally recommend her to anyone needing a good Divorce attorney.
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Posted by Adrianne | February 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Kelly was referred to me through another Lawyer who didn't specialize in divorce. Upon first meeting her, she was attentive and made me feel very comfortable with the process. Kelly went over in detail the forms and was in constant contact with me. The forms were filled out correctly and my divorce was finalized without issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is getting divorced.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Huston | McCaffrey, LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Pines and Associates
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Contract Attorney
  • Casas Law Group
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • California State University, Chico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Voices for Children
  • CASA
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lawyers Club
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Deans List
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2009
  • Deans List
  • California State University Chico
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Kelly
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer because she is very diligent, professional and persistent."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kelly takes the time to understand her clients' needs. Her expert listening skills help her get to the root of any problem and she is able to come up with the proper legal solution."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Ms. McCaffrey because she was a great supervisor and mentor while I was a law student. Her ability to elegantly pursue her clients' matter is a great strength."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Kelly because not only is she one of the friendliest and kindest people I have ever met, but because she is also an exceptional attorney. Even though Kelly is very kind and friendly, she can be a fierce advocate for her clients when she needs to be. Kelly is extremely well organized and a truly effective communicator. If I ever have a need for a family law attorney, Kelly is the first person I will call."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Kelly McCaffrey because she is an amazing attorney with an incredible eye for detail. She has been a managing partner of our firm for over three years. She is skilled and personable and well loved in the profession and has a strong command of the law."
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