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  1. Child Support: 25%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Divorce: 25%
  4. Family: 25%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kathryn Anne Anderson

    Richard is a skilled litigator and advocate. I have opposed Richard on many cases. He is open to reasonable settlements but is also more than capable to litigate difficult issues that can't be resolved. I highly recommend him!


    Kathryn Anderson Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney LLP

12750 High Bluff Drive
Suite 300
San Diego, CA, 92130


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
San Diego Top AttorneysSan Diego Magazine2014
Extraordinary Service as Chair of the Pro Tem CommitteeSuperior Court of San Diego County1994
Southern California Super LawyersSuper LawyersN/A
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, Chair of Family Law DepartmentHenderson Caverly Pum & Charney LLP2014 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Richard V. Hyatt1990 - 2014
PartnerHyatt & Stone1980 - 1990
PartnerGaston, Hyatt & Stone1976 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Internalional Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2014 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2003 - Present
Certified Family Law Specialist of San Diego CountyMember, Executive Committee1991 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors1981 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1976 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1996 - 1998
San Diego North County Bar AssociationChairman of CFLS committee1993 - 1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
San Diego State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual SeminarNew Cases in Family Law1998