Marine Corps Veteran - Experienced Attorney. Call for effective legal representation.Marine Corps Veteran - Experienced Attorney. Call for effective legal representation.
A former United States Marine, Ms. Hartley has served in every possible position with a law firm, from receptionist/file clerk to law clerk and research attorney, to litigation attorney. While attending law school, Ms. Hartley was employed by The Law Offices Of Donna C. Santo. Ms. Hartley graduated with High Honors from Ventura College of Law and was soon thereafter hired by another premier firm as an associate attorney where she remained until opening her own firm in 2009.
Ms. Hartley is a member of the Christian Lawyers Association and the Christian Legal Society. She was a founding member of the Ventura Teen Legal Clinic, and more recently, is a founding member and advisory board member of Pray for the Courts, Inc.
She has an outstanding work ethic and has a superb staff with an equally excellent sense of duty and professionalism.
Hourly ($275-350/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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I have worked with Carla on numerous cases as opposing counsel. Carla is one of the most intelligent family law attorneys I know and always puts her clients first. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a family law attorney.
Steven Kampf Divorce and separation Attorney
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I strongly endorse Ms. Hartley for any legal issue involving family law. She is an exceptionally hard-working and dedicated attorney with superb skills and extensive experience in family law. From her background serving in the Armed Forces, to her personal beliefs which guide her, it is easy to see that she is a person of integrity, character, and compassion for her clients, someone who will stand by her clients and fight for them - and also be there for them with a caring and supportive hand. If I had a friend or a loved one or a client seeking the most skilled and experienced local family law attorney, I would refer them to Ms. Hartley will full confidence that they would receive the best possible representation.
Jennifer Zide DUI and DWI Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|California Top Lawyer||The LEGAL NETWORK||2015|
|California Top Lawyers||The LEGAL NETWORK||2014|
|California Top Lawyer||The LEGAL NETWORK||2013|
|High honors||Ventura College of Law||2006|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Carla L. Hartley||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Hartley & Rhodes, PLC||2011 - 2011|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Carla L. Hartley||2009 - 2011|
|Attorney||ROSS & PARVEX, LLP||2007 - 2009|
|Clerk/Secretary||Law Offices of Donna C. Santo||2002 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Christian Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Christian Legal Society||Member||2009 - Present|
|Ventura County Family Law Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|A Church in Ventura||Member||2008 - Present|
|Ventura Teen Legal Clinic||Founding Board Member||2008 - 2012|
|Handel on the Law||Member||2008 - 2015|
|United States Marine Corps||Sergeant||1984 - 1991|
|Multi Jurisdiction Divorce||Out of state case was dismissed. Case in California stayed alive.Client received joint legal, sole physical custody, visitation to opposing party was limited, and support was based on California law.|
|Hague Convention Case||Service accomplished according to Hague requirements. Opposing party was charged with the value of the assets taken. My client received the former family residence as her sole and separate property.|
|Spousal Support||After the video was shown, the parties reached a settlement very favorable to my client. He received a date certain for termination of spousal support.|
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|Ventura College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of New Mexico||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Ventura College of Law||Advanced Legal Writing Instructor||2015|
|Los Angeles District Meeting||Social Media as Evidence||2015|
|Growing Through Divorce||Family Law Strategies and Christian Principles||2015|
|Growing Through Divorce||Family Law Strategies and Christian Principles||2014|
|Central Coast Direct Meeting and Election||Evidence and Investigators in Family Law||2014|
|Reconciliation in the City||Reconciling the church with the courts.||2011|
|Law Day 2010||How changes to Domestic Partnership Laws have affected the rights of our Senior Citizens||2010|