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Jillian Kelly Duggan

also known as Jillian K. Duggan-Herd

About me

 Riverside Family Law Attorney Jillian Duggan-Herd is an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Heather Cullen. 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.

     Prior to joining the Law Office of Heather Cullen team, 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.  Attorney Duggan-Herd was recruited by Senior Attorney, Heather Cullen following observation of her litigation and case management skills.  Divorce Attorney Duggan-Herd was recruited because of her vigorous advocacy and strong presentation of legal argument while effectively maintaining the delicate balance between client emotions and exhibition of necessary facts to the court.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Divorce: 50%



Hourly ($130-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

26 total 

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  • Vince William Finaldi

    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.


    Vince Finaldi Child abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Noah Kitta

    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.


    John Kitta Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

The Law Office of Heather Cullen

28465 Old Town Front Street, Suite 321
Temecula, CA, 92590

4094 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA, 92501



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The National AdvocatesTop 40 Under 40!2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Senior Associate Attorney in Top Lawyer FirmInland Empire Magazine2015
Strengh in Client AdvocacyLaw Office of Heather Cullen2015
Top 10 Law Firm re: Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Legal Counsel2015
Distinguished Client Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Senior Associate Attorney at Top Lawyer FirmInland Empire Magazine2014
Attorney at Top Lawyer FirmInland Empire Magazine2014
Strength in Client AdvocacyLaw Office of Heather Cullen2014
Senior Associate Attorney at Top Lawyer FirmInland Empire Magazine2013
Excellent Client ServiceLaw Office of Heather Cullen2013
Methods and Practice Distinction AwardThe Law Office of Heather Cullen2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawThe Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Leo A. Deegan Inn of CourtMember2015 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Riverside County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Superior Court of California, County of RiversideMemorandum of Points and Authorities re Psychotherapist-Patient Communication2015
Superior Court of California, County of RiversideMemorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Attorney Fees per FC 2712015
Superior Court of California, County of RiversideMemorandum of Points and Authorities re Division re Request to Set-Aside Default Judgment2014
Superior Court of California, County of RiversideMemorandum of Points and Authorities re Child Support Arrears2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of California - San DiegoSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Leo A. Deegan Inn of CourtThe Effects of Television Legal Dramas on Perceptions of the Legal Profession2015
Team TrainingMicro-Aggressions in the Workplace2014
NBC News: Press ConferenceFamily Law: Paternity & Custody2014
KTLA News: Press ConferenceFamily Law (Paternity)2014
CBS News: Press ConferenceFamily Law (Child Custody)2014
Legal Advancement TrainingTrial Rules and Application During Trial2013