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Hong Kyu Lyu

Family Attorney at San Bernardino, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Hong

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I work very hard for my clients, and I constantly communicate with them to inform them of all the developments on their case at the earliest opportunity. Family law matters may take years to be resolved, and I do my best to (a) show my clients that I will not stop fighting for their legal rights, and (b) reasure them that they have placed their trust in the right hands.


When a person facing a family law issue comes to my office for the first time, I make sure that he or she feels heard. It is very important to take the time to understand the client's version of the facts in order to determine the most effective way to help him or her. When an attorney takes the time to learn about the client and empathize with what he or she is going through, the attorney is able to create a very strong strategy for the client's case. 


If you need help with your family law matter, please contact me. I will be there with you when you call. 



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Lee Lyu Martell
357 West Second Street
Suite 12, Second Floor
San Bernardino, CA, 92401

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Posted by Jo | March 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will go out of his way for you.
I have regretted that I did not use Hong as my attorney from the start. When I did hire him to represent me in my child custody matter, he fought hard so that the judge could see the case clearly.
Posted by Jeri | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best one from the IE
Hong put me at ease from the initial consultation. He explained the process for my divorce step by step. He even let me know that a legal separation was also an option that I had not considered prior to. I am so grateful that I had Hong representing me and working hard to get the best outcome for me and my children. Thanks again Hong for everything.
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Posted by Eric | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and relatively painless
Hong returned my initial and follow up communications in a timely manner, was very professional and accommodating to work with, and is a trustworthy lawyer that I would be glad to work with again. We finalized without me ever stepping foot in the courtroom and without "hidden" legal fees.
Posted by Tim | January 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally Divorced!
I originally was "legally seperated" for approimately one year the hired Hong to finish the job for an official divorce. Hong was a pleasure to work with, followed up when he said he would, and had great follow up. Hong was especially good when our courthouse (Norwalk, CA) "lost" our paperwork a couple of times. They said they really never lost it, they just misplaced it twice. Hong was diligent and got the ball across to goal line to finish what was a very amicable divirce. I highly reccomend Hong. Cheers, Tim
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Together Again
Without Mr. LYU expertise I wounderstand not be able to have my children in my life.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, Great Service, Produces Desirable Results!!!
Time was running out, I had roughly three weeks before my child custody hearing and I didn’t have an attorney to represent me. I was starting to panic and was stressing out at work because of my pending legal matter. My ex attempted to take all of my scheduled visitation time and further limit the amount of time I spent with my child. I contacted Hong in June of 2016 regarding a child custody matter, and I was extremely satisfied with the results he produced. Hong listened to me, sympathized for me and my child, analyzed my situation, and provided me with his honest expert opinion. He then collected all my relevant documents, drafted up my declaration, and submitted it to the County Court House a few hours before the cutoff time. Best of all, I won my case! My ex was heartbroken that she couldn’t legally take my visitation time from me. If you want an attorney that will not produce for you or one that makes up excesses to his clients, then go somewhere else, Hong is not for you. On the other hand, if you want a highly competent attorney that produces desirable results for his customers, one that operates with integrity, and surgical precision, then Hong is your go to man! If I ever need an attorney for any future litigation, Hong would be the first person I call. Mr. Hong Kyu Lyu is a true professional! Thank you Hong!
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Posted by Cristina | November 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, competent and thorough
I was very happy how Hong Lyu represented my divorce case. He is a professional and determined attorney. He answered all my questions patiently and never made me feel rushed. He kept me informed of each step and I am grateful how easy and stress free he made the whole process. I would recommend him to anybody. I appreciate all your help!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hong Lyu picked up a tough situation, and got me across the finish line
Let's just say my first two attorneys with Wallin and Klarich left much to be desired. So, when Hong took over my case, I was not a happy client. As we worked through my divorce case, his candor, responsiveness and calm demeanor helped win me over and get my case over the finish line. Very happy to have worked with him and would recommend Hong Lyu.
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Posted by Antony | August 7, 2015
Young, determined, and steadfast
Initially I retained the services of another senior attorney within the firm, but shortly after my case was reorganized within the firm and given to Mr. Lyu. Upon speaking with him my concerns were quickly alleviated as he was very knowledgable, and seemed to meet every question or concern I had with urgency. He made every attempt to make my case as easy as possible both physically and emotionally as family law cases can be difficult for all parties involved. His approach to both parties simplified many situations which allowed the case to move forward with ease. In the end it was his demeanor that helped ease tensions and end my case with fairness. I will definitely keep his information available in case I ever need representation again-
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Posted by Anthony | July 22, 2015
Mr. Lyu is an attorney who will ride your case out with you from start to finish with an insurmountable amount of exuberance and class. I thank you and your firm for providing me with the highest level of professional legal counsel available. The advice I received throughout this very difficult process was everything that I hoped for from day one. Thanks again for your expertise and experience!
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Posted by Bryon | June 2, 2015
Divorce with property n pension!
Hong handled my case fast and efficiently retaining all my assets pre and post marriage!!! I'll never get married again but thx for being n my corner this time!
Posted by Jenny | December 1, 2014
My family and I give sincere thanks
My daughter and I are so blessed to have come across a such wonderful attorney.Hong will always be remembered in our hearts, because of him my daughter and I are reunited and I highly recommend to anyone who crosses my path in such difficulty with family law or any other situation that needs justice, I truly recommend Hong as a trustworthy, loyal, and dedicated, committed, and the most hard-working intelligent attorney I've ever come across. This is such an inspiration to write this especially during this time of year, a great way to end the year we are truly blessed and thankful, I couldn't have asked for more. Sincerely, Jenny
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Posted by James | March 8, 2013
"Very professional"
Hong Lyu is a very good attorney and i would use him again. Kept me informed about my case. He got my child support reduced. Was very pleased about the outcome. Thank you again.
Posted by Sean | May 31, 2012
Very Professional and Diligent Attorney!
I hired Wallin & Klarich to represent me in a traffic matter that included three counts of speeding, failing to use designated lanes, and failing to stop for emergency vehicles. I was looking at a $994 fine and points on my driving record. On the day of my court trial, my attorney Hong Lyu appeared on my behalf and was able to get one of the counts dismissed. He was also able to get traffic school and a significant reduction in my fines. I would certainly recommend Mr. Lyu's services to anyone facing similar circumstances.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lee Lyu Martell, A Law Corporation
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wallin & Klarich A Law Corporation
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010


  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Modification of Child Support
  • Opposing Party Is Not Granted Primary Request to Modify Child Support.
  • Paternity Action
  • Mother Receives Additional Timeshare With Child, Child Support & Attorney's Fees.
  • Marriage of E.
  • Father Receives More Timeshare With Child & Reduced Child Support Payment.
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  • Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Southern California Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • 2018 Southern California Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015


Speaking Engagements

  • Wallin & Klarich Retreat 2014
  • Father's Rights In Family Law Court
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (38)
Endorse Hong
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hong (Andy) is the kind of lawyer who has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues, even the ones he goes up against. Very knowledgeable family law attorney. Highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andy and I have been friends since law school and he is an intelligent, compassionate, and effective advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Lyu provides zealous representation on behalf of his clients. He is intelligent, professional and a man of integrity. I highly recommend Mr. Lyu."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lyu's preparation, work ethic, and tireless pursuit of each case make him one of the best family law attorneys around."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lyu is a very amiable, yet aggressive lawyer. I admire his dedication to his cases, and he is a valuable member of the family law community."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lyu is nothing short of the consummate professional. He is knowledgeable of the law, fair and respectful in his dealings, and a pleasure to be around. If all family law attorneys were like Mr. Lyu, this would not be a such a difficult field of law to practice."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Hong Lyu is an exceptional attorney who knows the ins and outs of every case he touches and all courtrooms he visits. He has much experience for such a young attorney, and is the go to person for Family Law issues. I've had the privilege of knowing Hong for years now, and I look forward to watching him grow in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lyu is a brilliant and confident criminal lawyer. That is why I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I respect and endorse Mr. Lyu for the hard work and great results he obtains for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hong Lyu is an excellent attorney who works very hard for his clients. He is honest and very knowledgeable about family law, and he knows how to get the best results for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Hong is an outstanding attorney who works extremely hard to obtain the best results for his clients. As a fellow co-worker, I have been able to witness Hong's commitment and dedication to his clients, and I will place my trust in him to handle any family law matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Hong. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Hong is an exceptional, diligent advocate for all of his clients. In working with Hong, I have seen firsthand that he truly cares about his clients and obtaining the best possible outcome for them. Hong has been a great mentor for me and I can always to turn to him with any difficult legal matter. I would not hesitate to hire Hong if the need ever arises. I unequivocally endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Hong has focused his career on family law and has developed a reputation of being an aggressive and compassionate attorney who fights for his clients rights. Whether its for child custody, support, or visitation- Hong Lyu is relentless in getting the very best results for his clients. I have seen him in court first hand. You want him on your side"
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Hong Lyu is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is compassionate, knowledgeable, and knows how to work with other attorneys to get the best results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Hong is a great lawyer who always fights for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Hong Lyu is an excellent attorney. He knows the law, and works hard for his clients, to get them the resutls they want. If you are in need of legal representation, I would highly recommend Mr. Lyu."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Hong Lyu is an agressive advocate who fights for his clients and insures they get the best possible outcome in their case. I would not hessitate a moment to retain him should I find myself in need of legal counsel!"
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Attorney Hong Lyu is an exceptional attorney who is hardworking and dedicated to his clients. He always represent his clients in the best possible manner and is respected among his colleagues. I am proud to have Mr. Lyu as part of my team."
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