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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization||2010|
|Partner||Hittelman Strunk Law Group||2011 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University of California, Irvine, School of Law||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Nelson Hittelman, LLP||2011 - 2011|
|Partner||Smith, Smith, Blonksa & Strunk, LLP||2006 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Member||2010 - Present|
|In re Marriage of Isensee||Won on Appeal|
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|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||LAW||Juris Doctorate||2003|
|Arizona St Univ||Political Science/ Women's Studies||Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Pepperdine Law School, Attorney Panel||Attorney Panel, The Practice of Family Law||2011|
Posted by Charles Rieckhoff
I had several recommendations for attorneys and at the time Kerri was an unknown to me. She came as a recommendation from other very good Divorce attorney's who could not commit to the time and the complexity my case was likely to involve. As I talked with and consulted other attorneys Kerri's reputation for resolving and diffusing difficult cases convinced me she was the one I needed. Though Kerri was also busy I was pleased when her group was able to balance new clients to fit me in. I was also pleased Kerri took point on my case. I knew it took a team so as it turned out I got a great! Attorney with an awesome team behind her. I am so glad she took my case because through the three years of my complex and difficult case she always balanced her cases to ensure she and her team could do their best for her clients. I would like to think maybe I was special and though I hope so, I think all her clients feel the same way. Even if she wasn’t as good as she is, I would hire her for her experience, personal qualities and character. In the end I know she and her team did their best and are the best.
Posted by KT
Lawyers gets divorced too, and when we do, Kerri is people's top pick. She is sensible, fair, and efficient. Her billing records are well done; you'll know what you are paying for and most importantly, you'll get quality work. Kerri is an excellent litigator; she represented me in an evidentiary hearing and knows how to draw out testimony and cross examine witnesses. I personally saw how the judges respect her and her reputation. She won't litigate if there is a cheaper, faster option, however, and provided good ideas on solutions to some challenging situations, including contested custody, visitation, and property settlement.
Posted by Jinjer
In October of 2012, I was faced with divorce after 7 years of marriage. I had no idea what I was doing, as no one ever imagines having to go through anything like this. I was fortunate enough to find Kerri, after I had spent 2 months with another attorney at a different office who had zero interest in returning calls or easing my mind through the difficult times I was facing, to say the least. I sought out Kerri, met with her for a consultation, and instantly felt calm and at ease. I just knew I was in good hands. Not only was she sympathetic to my emotional situation, but she truly knew what she was doing from a legal standpoint.
Through the process, she was able to handle so many different facets of my situation: a (then) 2 1/2 year old son and custody, drug issues with my ex-husband, a community property business and just a volatile situation all around. She was able to diffuse the situation, help me with the community property business in getting a fair buy out as well as alimony and child support, and most importantly, get primary physical custody of my son.
At all times, Kerri (and her amazing staff) responded to emails quickly, always returned calls, was always concerned about my well being and had a game plan in place at all times. There was never a moment where I felt scared in the uncertainties, because I had Kerri representing me. I was safe with her.
My divorce ended up settling peacefully because Kerri knew how to handle my ex-husband and his attorney. Now that the process is over, and things are much more calm, I know that I am in the position I am in because of Kerri and her hard work. I received alimony, am still receiving child support on a monthly basis and my son is able to see his dad on a regular basis.
I have had other friends who have gone through divorce and have heard the nightmare stories about their attorneys. I have never hesitated once in referring them to Kerri. I would recommend her to anyone. She is by far, the best out there. Truly second to none!
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