|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2003|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2002|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California State Bar||N/A|
|Attorney Partner||Dinnebier & Demmerle||1973 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association, Masters Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section||President||2006 - 2007|
|Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||President||1978 - 1979|
|Jaycee B. v. Superior Court (John B.)||Petitioner granted - A support order was to be fashioned by the trail court|
|See all legal cases|
|Appellate Court Opinion||Jaycee B. v. Superior Court (John B.)||1996|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||Law||1973|
|Univ of California Irvine||N/A||Undergraduate||1970|
Posted by Dean
I hired Richard Dinnebier to handle my divorce and have worked with him on and off for 5 years. He is a very professional and straightforward attorney who truly cares about his clients! He is a quiet and calming presence in the storm of divorce but will be aggressive when needed. Richard explained the process of divorce, going to trial, "what if" scenarios, etc. I never felt rushed conversing with him either in his office or on the phone. He always gave me his honest opinion and told it like it was. I always felt he had a personal interest in me and my case, I didn't feel like I was just another client. Richard is one of the few lawyers who give lawyers a good name. I highly recommend Richard to anyone looking for a family attorney.
Posted by anonymous
During my divorce process several years ago Richard was actually the fourth lawyer I had representing me. I fired the first three, at significant expense for various reasons. Primarily the first three just told me what I wanted to hear so that they could get my retainer. I ended up paying my ex-wife almost $2000 per month, the first three told me I'd end up paying $1,000 to $1,500 per month, meanwhile my ex-wife's attorney is telling her she'll get between $2500 and $4000 per month. During my time with these lawyers it felt like they dragged things on as much as possible, and didn't act aggressively when there was an opportunity to negotiate a settlement before going to court.
I always felt like I was battling my ex-wife and my lawyers, all three of them.
Finally a friend recommended I speak with Richard Dinnebier. Richard took the time to tell me how the process works, and it is not pretty. He explained the range of things that might happen, and what should happen, but was honest enough to explain that with all of the judicial discretion that is available, going to court is a crapshoot at best, and no one really knows for sure.
Richard is respectful and honest, always makes the time for you, doesn't nickel and dime you on expenses, and is also a great negotiator to work with.
This year I was forced to retire early, and again I asked Richard to represent me as I wanted to go to court to get a reduction or elimination of the alimony I had been paying.
I must admit, I almost gave away the store to get closure on the process, but Richard advised me and helped negotiate a much better deal than I would have been able to get without him.
Richard isn't the least expensive lawyer out there, but I spent close to $30K on bad lawyers, learning the hard way, that sometimes you have to pay a little extra to get quality.
His staff is also great to work with, no attitudes!
Posted by Jon
I had a very difficult divorce with custody issues, move requests and an ex that was just relentless. I started with a different attorney, who fought hard yet after nine months, suggested I seek another counsel because he had exhausted his “cards”. Being about a week away from trial, I sought Richard after recommendations from a few co-workers. Richard took the case and worked tirelessly, to prepare for a difficult trail with a lengthy custody evaluation. The results of the trial went favorably to me, with me acquiring 50% custody as well as the move order being denied. I was elated to have my kids again. After a further twelve months of various court dates, and meetings, Richard was able to finally bring the nightmare I had been living to a successful close. I can’t say enough about Richard and his professionalism, demeanor and attention to detail. He is well respected in the Orange County attorney community and it shows. Richard was not only supportive to me during this process he was strategic, and helped channel my emotions from making irrational decisions. Overall, Richard was a compassionate, understanding and extremely competent attorney who knows the in’s and out’s of the legal system and will do his best to bring both parties to an amicable agreement. Thank you Richard for your hard work and dedication to my case!
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