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Rodolfo Herrera

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.8   51 reviews

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About Rodolfo

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Rodolfo Herrera has been working in the field of family law since 2006. Before passing the California State Bar exam in 2007, Mr. Herrera worked as a law clerk for a prestigious family law firm in San Diego. During this time, Mr. Herrera gained extensive experience in family law matters.

 

After passing the Bar Exam, Mr. Herrera moved on to become an associate attorney with the firm, during which time he quickly became experienced at litigating in Superior Courts throughout California.

 

Mr. Herrera then practiced family law for two years before eventually opening his own firm, Herrera Law Firm in 2008. Currently, HLF is committed to giving back to the community by helping San Diego residents work through their family law disputes.

 

Mr. Herrera is a San Diego native who attended high school at Army & Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California and earned his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, located in San Diego. Additionally, Mr. Herrera's impressive education includes a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University (in San Luis Obispo, CA.) and a Master's Degree from Drexel University (in Philadelphia, PA).

Licensed for 15 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/07/2022

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

Contact Rodolfo

Herrera Law Firm
3160 Camino del Rio So., Suite 206
San Diego, CA, 92108
Herrera Law Firm
770 L Street Ste. 950
Sacramento, CA, 95814
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Posted by Marvin | October 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Attentive
Through a legal service that was provided through my job which I have used in the past, I recently used it again and was given the law firm of Rodolfo Herrera in dealing with a complicated divorce matter. From the time we met and discuss my case, I felt a comfort and peace about him representing me with clarity of what it would look like. He follows through on everything he says. And his response on getting back to you was always timely. He never had a problem if I needed to speak or share anything with him. He made you feel your case was always a priority! His approach is ethical and he had a way of communicating with the defendant in this matter to where even if they were being argumentative, his people skills and strong law back ground would create a confidence to where they would agree on our terms! One of the best Attorney by far and would strongly recommend him to all.
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Posted by Michael | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
I HIGHLY recommend Rudolfo Herrera! He goes above and beyond your average family lawyer. Here is our experience working together; Mr. Herrera was my second divorce lawyer after spending thousands of dollars with another lawyer. The problem with divorce is that a lot of lawyers take advantage of you and then they take all of your money! He was referred to me by a lawyer at the other firm and within very little time he was able to close my divorce and he was able to save me lots of money. He has also done some small favors for me along the way which is truly astounding since no one in this industry will do this. In conclusion, I have and continue to refer Rudolfo to both my clients, friends and family! Give him a call, after one phone call you will see what I mean. Thank you, Michael Petrovich, San Diego
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Posted by Paula | December 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Mediation
Attorney Rodolfo Herrera was heaven sent. I needed a lawyer for child custody and relocation and he was able to help me. Being that I was in a different state and my case was here in California. He was able to help me do what was right for my daughter and I represented us very well. I definitely recommend Him even with the price that I paid he was just very understanding. Thank you Attorney Herrera for making it so much easier for me and making me feel at ease the whole time.
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Posted by Josie | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
I'd like to take the time to say that I highly recommend Herrera Law Firm. My dad and I had the pleasure to have Mr. Rodolfo Herrera represent us in with a divorce case. Divorce can be difficult time for the entire family at any age. Mr. Herrera was amazing and would have not been able to make this case final without his help. We had hired other divorce lawyers in the past with no positive outcome, until we found Mr. Herrera. He truly did everything in his power to make this possible and always communicated and provided us with updates. He is very professional, kind, and humble. He is personable and eased my dads stress in many ways. Both my parents agreed with what was exactly fair and exactly what they both wanted, which was extremely important for us to move on with the next chapters of our lives. Going with Rodolfo is the right choice and we are extremely grateful to him and his firm. Thank you so much for everything!!! - J.R
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Posted by Inna | August 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Support case
I have retained to other lawyers before finding and being introduced to Herrera law firm. My consultation was beyond amazing and helpful, I didn’t feel pressured to retain or that I was only allowed a certain amount of questions. After I still had questions and kept in contact with lawyer who was more than happy to still keep answering questions that I had. I’ve never had such great customer service and such willingness to be helped without being forced to retain and pay. I would recommend this law firm over and over before any others. Truly amazing, kind and compassionate law firm who cares about you not the money they can make on you.
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Posted by alberto | July 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Mr. Herrera was very knowledgeable about the law. He took his time to explain to me the scenarios that could happen. He made my feel comfortable and confident that he will go above and beyond to assure me everything will be fine. The retainer fee was awesome compared to other attorneys out there. He really cares about your family and he treats you like family. Very pleased and thankful for his service. Will definitely recommend Mr. Herrera to anyone out there he's the best.
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Posted by Tasha | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Parent
I hired Rodolfo Herrera a few years ago. I continue to refer him to friends and loved ones to this day. Not only did he help me through a custody issue involving CPS, but he was their for me emotionally as well. He was honest, factual and prepared me well for the entire process. He allowed me to arrange a payment plan that I could handle and because of his support, I also regained the strength to leave my marriage and be the best mom I could be for my son. I will always be grateful to him and how well he represented me.
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Posted by Leticia Vazquez | January 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Excellent, The Best!
Herrera supported me through everything; is trustworthy, concerned, hardworking and has attention to detail.  He would be a great choice for anyone seeking legal representation, handled my case professionally and was very attentive to my needs during the entire process, and happy because speaks the same language (Spanish), for me that is very important; have not words to thanks the amazing results from this great attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellant Family Law Lawyer
I hired Rodolfo Herrera from the Herrera Law Firm to help out with a pretty scary issue where being a single father can be the worst fear when it comes to losing your children. I was worried I would lose everything, meaning my 2 kids, but Rodolfo got us sorted out after just a one meeting. He heard my case and was very knowledgeable on it and would answer all my questions. Rodolfo Herrera was available to listen and understand what was in the best interest of my case. The hopes to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. Not only was he able to defend me from losing my parental rights, his calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr. Herrera without reservation. The whole experience was so much easier on us because of his law firm. I’d HIGHLY recommend and would use them again if the need arises, both instances I have required your representation have been a victory to me and children. Thank you once again Rodolfo Herrera and the Herrera Law Firm.
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Posted by Chris | November 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer
I would have to say that Harrera Law Firm is one the best law firms in town. They provide guidance and advice like no other. I highly recomend them and I personally thank them for the help.
Posted by Rob | November 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Domestic Violence
I needed information regarding a domestic violence situation. Mr. Herrera immediately spoke with me and made me feel better. I would recommend Mr. Herrera.
Posted by A. Duarte | May 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
After my husband and I retained Mr. Herrera we immediately felt less stressed. We were confident in his approach to our case. He kept us informed every step of the way and always returned our calls or emails promptly. The idea of going to court can be stressful but when we arrived Mr. Herrera was already present waiting for us, prepared and expertly guided us through a successful outcome. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support
I retained Rodolfo for my child support case, he helped my local attorney for my custody case. I met with Rodolfo and explained my situation and my custody order. Rodolfo was very upfront and honest with my situation and my amount of custody. The other parent is self employed and he explained the process of obtaining documents. Rodolfo was dedicated to helping me with my case and communicated with me on all of the findings, court appearances and recommendations. Rodolfo was very prepared for my trial and gave me multiple scenarios, fortunately everything worked out and we settled in court. I was so thankful that he was so prepared for trial and for the outcome. Rodolfo did an amazing job, professional and the BEST attorney I have ever had, Rodolfo made the whole process less stressful for me. I truly appreciate him. Thanks again.
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Posted by Laura | January 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience all around
I hired Rodolfo roughly 8 years ago. I had a great experience. Mr. Herrera is very patient, professional and has great passion for his work.
Posted by Jennifer | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He had my upmost trust and confidence in the courtroom
Going through any child custody case can be very scary! After being served, a close friend referred me to Mr. Herrera and I couldn't have been more confident about my choice to hire him. Mr. Herrera is a genuinely good person first. During our meetings, he was professional, sincere and answered all my questions. Most importantly he WELL PREPARED in all of our court proceedings. His precise knowledge about family law helped me win my case. Do I recommend Rodolfo Herrera? Absolutely!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Consult
I had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Herrera recently. He was understanding and extremely informative. My situation is somewhat complicated and he was very knowledgeable in the legal route I needed to take to start my case. Mr. Herrera is very professional but relatable. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone I know who needed excellent legal assistance.
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Posted by Jonathan | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Services
I hired Mr. Herrera to represent me during my Divorce. This turned out to be a two year ordeal for me in court and Mr. Herrera stood by me through the entire process. He thoroughly protected my interests. This included securing 100% of my Retirement account for me and also securing a lower than expected Spousal Support amount. During this two year court battle, Mr. Herrera continually guided me through the legal process. He always provided me with various options for responding to claims/arguments pushed by my spouse. At all times I was able to call, e-mail or text Mr. Herrera and have him respond immediately or in a very reasonable time frame. Even as my spouse became more unwilling to talk towards the end of the Diborce proceedings, Mr. Herrera kept his composure balanced and was able to calmly and professionally, convince my spouse to follow through on legal agreements and common ate with us. As we were finally able to bring my divorce to a close, even more than before I knew I was very, very fortunate to to have Mr. Herrera represent and protect me throughout this 2year ordeal. I highly recommend Mr. Herrera's law firm to anyone who needs high quality legal services.
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Posted by Jennifer | October 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best family law attorney in San Diego
Rodolfo is the best family law attorney in San Diego without a doubt!!!! Rodolfo truly genuinely cares about your case. You will never feel as if he is avoiding you, for he is prompt at returning calls and emails with your questions and concerns. He fights each case as if it were his own and he makes sure you understand each step of the process till the very end.. he won't stop until you are absolutely satisfied with the end result! I highly recommend Rodolfo and I promise you will find all the comfort you need while going through a difficult time with him by your side as your attorney! He is the absolute best! -Jennifer
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Posted by Thuy T Tran | October 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wish I could've hired rodofo
I did not get the pleasure of hiring rodofo because I called too close to my court date and he was out of my county. However he was kind enough to spend 30 minutes plus on the phone with me knowing he would not represent me, he still gave me legal advise and was the nicest and most knowledgable lawyer I've spoken with out of the 5 I've consulted. He was even honest enough to say that he would be doing me a disfavor by working in a county he was not familiar with. He is as amazing and more so than the other reviews have claimed. You're a wonderful human being and a true unicorn in your profession. Thank you rodofo
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Posted by Grace | September 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Divorce Attorney of Choice
Divorce statistics are staggering and filled with conflict, yet my experience with Rodolfo Herrera was anything but that. Attorneys are very much part of my Professional Career, but when faced with the need of personal attorney services for my divorce I count myself most fortunate to have acquired the services of this excellent Law Office. From our very first consultation, Mr. Herrera was informative, assuring and transparent in his approach to my particular circumstance and heard every word of our discussion. He asked the right questions, was open to my concerns regarding a difficult divorce and provided clear groundwork laying out the path, including potential difficulties. Of course, no one wants to hear about the down side, however with Mr. Herrera, he was genuine and compassionate in his counsel. This approach put me at ease and I knew that whatever the eventual outcome at the time of dissolution it would be thorough, legally binding and fully acceptable. However, the most memorable moment for me was our last day in court. I was extremely anxious at the thought of facing my "soon to be" former spouse openly discussing the conditions of our dissolution in front of a Judge. Mr. Herrera was calm, confident and most reassuring. Aside from all the legal proficiency and points of law that I will never know, he alleviated my anxiety with his comforting presence and brought this chapter of my life to a satisfying conclusion...at a most practical cost. I was grateful to provide him as a reference soon after to a professional colleague for whom he efficiently addressed an issue of amending a child support order and would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of excellent Legal Counsel in his areas of expertise.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-325 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-38%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Owner
  • Herrera Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Firm Family Law
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Firm Family Law
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Drexel University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • California Polytechnic St U
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Contempt
  • Case Dimissed
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Client obtained desired visitation, holiday and vacation schedule
  • Child Custody
  • Father prevailed and child remains in California

Associations

  • California Superior Court County of San Diego
  • Minors Counsel Panel
  • 2017 - Present
  • California Superior Court, County of San Diego
  • Minor's Counsel Panel Attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • The National Advocates
  • Top 100 Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • The California State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2016
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Modest Means Panel Attorney
  • 2007 - 2013
  • State Bar of California
  • Family Law Section
  • 2007 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2016
  • La Raza Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Drexel University Alumni
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2016
  • California Polytechnic State University at SLO Alumni
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2016
  • Army and Navy Academy Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Excellent Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney Semi Finalist
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney Nomination - Family Law
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney Nomination-Family Law
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
  • Excellent Featured Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • College of Trial Advocacy - Evidence
  • San Diego Inn of Court
  • 2008
  • CALI Excellence For Future Award Wills
  • CALI
  • 2005
  • Witkin Award For Academic Excellence Wills
  • Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2005
  • Jefferson Medal For Academic Excellence - Wills
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law and Estate Planning Workshop
  • Family Law and Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Criminal Justice Course
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2010
  • Criminal Justice Course
  • Legal System from the Family Law Perspective
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (28)
Endorse Rodolfo
Mediation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rodolfo is an excellent attorney. I have know Rodolfo professionally for over ten years and he is well respected by his peers, opposing counsel, and judges. He will work hard for you."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Rodolfo on multiple cases and found him to be highly skilled, knowledgeable, and professional."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rodolfo is an excellent lawyer with whom I have worked with for many years. When there is a family law case my firm cannot take, Rodolfo is at the top of the short list of attorneys I would recommend."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Hererra. He is an extremely well-respected attorney and would be a great choice for anyone seeking legal representation."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Rodolfo. I have opposed Rodolfo on several cases and he is a tough opponent. Rodolfo advocates and argues to the fullest extent while remaining professional and cordial. Rodolfo is one of the most passionate family law attorneys that I know. He works hard for his clients to bring out the best possible result. I have had the pleasure of having cases with him over the past few years, he is well prepared, respected and educated. Rodolfo diligently represented his clients interest, but also kept settlement in mind which saved both sides money. I endorse his work and if I were ever in position to not accept a family law case for myself, I would refer my client to Rodolfo."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Herrera is a knowledgeable attorney who strives to ensure his clients' best interests are protected. He is a respected member of our legal community and I endorse his services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rodolfo for over 20 years. Even before he was an attorney Rodolfo was sharp, aggressive and analytical. His reputation in the legal community is untarnished and impeccable. He possesses the skills and experience to achieve maximum results for this clients. I have personally witnessed Rodolfo's work and can say that there are very few in California who match his skills. I strongly endorse Rodolfo Herrera."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Rodolfo. He is great with his clients and gets results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rodolfo since law school and I have no hesitation referring him potential clients for family law matters when my office is unable to help them with their matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Herrera is one of the finest family law attorneys in San Diego. Mr. Herrera has an outstanding reputation with lawyers and judges in the San Diego legal community because he is courteous and professional at all times. He knows how to negotiate a settlement when it is in a client's best interest but when negotiations fail he is not afraid to take your case to trial and kick some ass."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Herrera is a very conscientious and caring family law attorney. He is truly concerned about each client, and ensures that each client's needs are fully met. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Herrera is knowledgeable about the law and cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Herrera as a family law attorney. I have worked with Rodolfo on several different matters ranging from hearings involving putting forth witness testimony on domestic violence issues to child custody and divorce proceedings. Rodolfo has a superb ability to be forward thinking in his analysis of what is best for the client. He is trustworthy, hardworking and has attention to detail. I refer all my family law clients to Rodolfo."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Herrera did amazing work in a short time-frame for a close family member. He put her mind at ease and did everything he said he'd do. The results of his work speak for themselves."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Herrera is one of the more knowledgable Family Law attorneys out there. He is able to relate to his clients on a personal level and deliver great legal representation as a result."
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San Diego Divorce and separation Lawyer Rodolfo Herrera
Rodolfo Herrera
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation