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Carla Leslie Hartley

Family Attorney at Ventura, CA

5.0   60 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

Virtual consultation available

About Carla

Learn Carla’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Our Family Law practice includes laws of marriage, domestic partnerships, legal separation, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal support, spousal abuse, child abuse, child support, adoption.

    16 years

  2. Family
    30%
    Our Family Law practice includes laws of marriage, domestic partnerships, legal separation, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal support, spousal abuse, child abuse, child support, adoption.

    16 years

  3. Child custody
    20%
    Our Family Law practice includes laws of marriage, domestic partnerships, legal separation, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal support, spousal abuse, child abuse, child support, adoption.

    16 years

  4. Domestic violence
    20%
    Our Family Law practice includes laws of marriage, domestic partnerships, legal separation, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal support, spousal abuse, child abuse, child support, adoption.

    16 years

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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 a local long-time family law firm. 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. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2019 2016 2015 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2019,2012
Top Contributor
2019 2012
Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2022
Updated 10/23/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/07/2022

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

Contact Carla

HARTLEY, LAMAS Et Al.
5700 Ralston Street
Suite 210
Ventura, CA, 93003-7870

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Carla received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2010
Outstanding!
Outstanding experience overall. After spending way too much money only to be dropped by a prominent attorney, and feeling there was no justice; she took my case and explained things clearly and thoroughly. After waiting a year and half with delays, continuances, and constantly changing settlement offers, Ms. Hartley resolved all issues in one meeting and I received exactly what I had sought from the beginning. She's effective, efficient, fairly priced and plain spoken!
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Posted by Jennifer | April 1, 2010
Highly Recommend!
I highly recommend Carla Hartley as a lawyer. I went through a three year divorce with another attorney who was not looking out for the best interest of my children or myself and they charged me so much money that they did not care I could not support my children. I met Carla through a friend of mine and found her to be an honest lawyer, someone who you can rely on, trust, and her number one priority is your children. She is exactly what I needed and need as I am still in the child custody part of the system and probably will remain so for a while longer. She knows the law, very proactive, and has her facts lined up. She is very well respeceted within the court system. If you need a lawyer that you can trust, who is honest with you, and will be looking out for your best interest, choose Carla. She is a God send.
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Posted by Bill | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney!
We had a very complex termination of parental rights case that got caught up in all of the COVID delays. Carla and her team despite many, many continuances from the other side and the court, were diligent to keep everyone focused and on task. Her strategy was solid from the beginning and we did prevail in the case. Her team is very responsive and also cognizant of spending your money by keeping communication on point. If you have a "family matters" case I highly recommend using this law firm.
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Posted by Mark | April 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Straightforward, Honest, Guides with a Moral Compass
In early 2020, after leaving the California court system with a feeling of being cast away, thrown out and discarded, it was recommended that I seek counsel to assist with my request to modify my child custody and visitation agreement from out of state. After doing some research, I knew that I needed a home run hitter in my corner. A firm that could navigate the troublesome waters of my particular situation. A team of professionals that would guide me on this now 2 plus year process, and always have me and my sons best interest at heart. I have been a proud client with Hartley Lamas Et Al, and being out of state, the majority of our communication has been via email and phone call. Always professional, patient and assisting in any way that they can. Not once have I felt left out, not a part of the team, or tossed by the wayside. Most recently, I had to make my very first appearance in court. When I tell you that the entire office stepped up to assist me in preparation for mediation, court room proceedings, and any additional items that came up...blessed is the word that comes to mind. I would like to pay special attention to a few key members of the law firm as it pertains particularly to my case. Mr. John Castellano was incredible with his preparing me for mediation. It was as if he had peered into the future with his knowledge of how mediation would work with opposing party. The body language, the receptive nature, the willingness to cooperate; all were indicated the day prior by John. His questions and conversation pieces were so in tune with what actually was spoken inside mediation, it was as if he was there. I can honestly say that preparing with John led me to be the best version of myself during a trying and worrisome time in my life. Thank you. Mrs. Carla Hartley, you were with me step for step during my day in court. When I tell you, having you by my side put a sense of ease over me during a testy and trying time, I am happy that I'm your side, and not opposing party. I understand that you get what you pay for, and you and your firm are money well spent. You have fought for me every step of the way and I thank you for your time, your guidance, and most importantly your leadership. It is a pleasure being included as part of the family, and your team is a direct representation of you, so for that, I thank you. Lastly, Mrs. Kelly Clunan. This woman defines what it is to go the extra mile. No matter the time of day, the occasion, or where I currently was in the nation, she made the effort to always communicate with me and ensure there were no stones left unturned. When we started getting some traction on my specific case, she personally called me to deliver the tremendous news. While on the phone, I could hear the joy and sheer excitement. When there would be certain issues that would arise, she was straightforward and guided me along the process. As flexible as possible, she truly let me vent and make me feel like part of the family. On the date of my court appearance, we made it a point to see each other and finally put a face to the name I had always went out of her way to make it known I was taken care of. A face to the name that I associate with a phone call that I want to get. And a face to the name that I wanted to give a hug to for taking care of me along the way. I give my highest recommendation to this firm for any and all needs, as you will not be disappointed. You get what you pay for, and this is money well spent.
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Posted by Mario | March 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great help
Carla Hartley helped me with my case when I was facing some hard times she guided me and made everything less stressful highly recommended
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Effective
Carla and her team are excellent. Through the patient, thorough, and hard work they did for my child and me, we now can be sure that my child and I will never be separated by the machinations of the other parent. This was a tough, strange case, and I am confident that Carla and her team protected our family in ways that 90 percent of other lawyers in the area would have failed to do. Carla is super intelligent, has impeccable integrity, and is a kind and easy person to talk with. She understands the dynamics of the local courtrooms and has an excellent reputation with the judges and other lawyers. Look no further than her firm. Worth every penny.
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Posted by Jasmin | April 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Good service
I was referred by a friend that works at the court and was gladly that she did. I love all the staffs there, been super helpful with everything.
Posted by Laura | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Carla Hartley and her firm has represented me in two different family law cases. Both times, Carla has been nothing short of amazing with her thoroughness, professionalism, and her ability to achieve the results she promised. Carla and Frances worked together on our most recent case, and they were both wonderful to work with. They kept us updated during the whole process, always responsive to emails and phone calls and most importantly, they listened to us and cared about our family. They worked their butts off to make sure all our documents were in order and that all their i's were dotted and t's were crossed before we went to trial. Because of their work ethic and experience they made this process smooth and kept us at ease from day one. I'd also like to mention the office staff is great too, always professional and friendly, and also very responsive to calls and emails. I am so grateful for this firm and would recommend them to anyone needing representation for their family law needs. Thank you Carla and Frances. Without you two our family would not be complete.
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Response from Carla Hartley September 14, 2020
Laura, I so appreciate your kind words! It feels like you and I have been down a long road together, and with this most recent outcome, it looks like you'll be able to journey onward without needing us at all. In a small way, that makes me sad, but we are all so glad for you and your little one! We all wish you the best as you start your new life, because now you are FREE to do so.
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Posted by Santina | September 9, 2020
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Amazing Lawyer
There aren't any words to describe this wonderful, amazing, and brilliant woman! She is personable and non-judgemental. She was straight foward and honest. She directed me through the HARDEST time in my life dealing with custody, financial support, and a move away... All she asked of me was to be honest and trust her to do her job. I did so and and she did her job, ABOVE AND BEYOND anything I asked of her. Carla is absolutely amazing and completely professional in all aspects.... I have never been more confident going into the court room than when I have had Carla by my side ! She is delightful and I completely endorse her as someone to hire for family law ... Thank you Carla for helping me achieve the life I wanted for my children .... a happy one !!
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Response from Carla Hartley September 10, 2020
Santina, thank you so much for your kind words! You have been a wonderful client because you WERE honest and you DID trust us. When we can work as a team with our client we really can obtain great results. I am so happy that you and your children are doing well!
Posted by Berrie | June 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney with integrity
Carla Hartley is an outstanding attorney. She is a woman of integrity with an exceptional handle on family law. She will fight for a just resolution to the most difficult of cases. If you want an attorney that will stand firm, fight tenaciously, knows the nuances of the law, will win your case against formidable odds, then Carla is the attorney for you. I know I have the best legal advocate possible and am confident she will give me the council I need, even if it is not always what I want to hear. I am so grateful. Hire her! You will not regret it. BC
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Posted by Mitzi | May 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
There’s no better choice
Prior to contacting Hartley Lamas I had consulted 5-6 other attorneys in Ventura County. At each consultation I learned the attorney’s fees and how said fees were calculated but I learned little to nothing about anything else so after each consultation I left feeling confused, defeated and hopeless... Carla Hartley was my saving grace. From the second my call was answered by HL staff, I felt a sense of relief. I was treated with kindness and understanding and there were questions answered and information given that I didn’t even know I needed to know, like did I have to contact my future ex’s attorney as the letter I received from said attorney stated and when did my ex file since I had no idea this was coming till I received that letter from my ex’s attorney. At my consultation Carla started by telling me a little bit about the firm and a bit about herself then she asked about ME! She wanted to know my story and why I was in need of her services. I was an emotional wreck and truth be told, very little of that consultation sunk in but I will never forget what Carla said as she wrapped up our meeting... “You’ve been treated like sh*t for a very long time... I’m not going to let you be treated like that anymore.” It’s been a year and a half of uphill battles with my ex and I struggle with the financial burden/stress that divorce brings and there are times that I question all. the. things but I have never questioned or regretted my decision to choose Hartley Lamas. My questions/concerns are ALWAYS addressed quickly and completely. My representative at court appearances, Pat Lamas, makes sure I’m as prepared as humanly possible and even though she has to be hardcore, she’s nothing but kind to me. The entire staff is warm and helpful and I appreciate that so much! What I appreciate most is while I understand my divorce is business for the firm, the firm understands that I’m going through the emotional side of divorce and they respect that. My divorce journey isn’t over and I pray I never find myself in need of a divorce attorney again BUT if I do, I’ll be back at Hartley Lamas
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Choice
Carla is a top notch, professional lawyer with a strict moral code and very competent in court! Although she is quite busy, she still took the time to consult with me on a Saturday. I left her office feeling relief for the first time in months and easily chose her to represent me in my divorce. She answered every question, with compassion when I was an emotional wreck, and explained each step throughout. I highly recommend Carla.
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Posted by Veronica | July 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate law firm
The question I asked myself for close to a year was “How can you repay someone for keeping your family together?” I was walking out of my house for an outing one day in June 2018 with my husband and two children when a man pulled up in a dark sedan, rushed towards me and said “Are you Veronica? I have this notice for you, he just really wants to see his son.” I felt my heart sink. I signaled to my husband to take the kids to the car. It was someone from the courts serving me court paperwork to review a child custody order. 9 years had passed since the absent parent was involved in my 13 year old’s life, I was married, and had another child during that time. My husband had been raising my son alongside me since he was 5 years old. That night I remember crying reading the court paperwork about the absent parent requesting every other weekend in Las Vegas, School breaks, Holidays etc. This absent parent was a stranger to my son, and now close to 10 years later he wanted to take him across state lines. I was 16 years old when he took me across state lines to marry me to avoid statutory rape charges in California, as he was 23 years old. I reached out to an old friend of mine who knew what I had gone through for advice. He had recently been involved in an international custody battle and highly recommended Carla Hartley’s law firm. I met Carla and took her the court documents, she reassured me she could take on our case and said she would fight for me. It was the best decision I have ever made. Carla along with her team took on the case immediately, they made sure my son never had to step foot in a court room until he was signing his step parent adoption paperwork in June 2019. What Carla and her team did for us we can never repay. She made sure our family stayed together. She prevented a traumatic experience for my children, and she protected me from having to face the person who traumatized me as a teen. Thank you Carla, we are forever grateful!
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Response from Carla Hartley July 29, 2019
Veronica, thank you so much for this kind review. My prayer for you and your family is that you live wonderful, long lives together. Never look back, my dear.
Posted by Dustin | July 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST AROUND!!!!
In one of the darkest times of my life, Carla was definitely the light I needed. She was there for me 110% and fought for me and my best interests during the whole divorce process. Most of all, she understood the love I have for my Daughter and the importance of having and keeping a relationship with her as my ex-wife was trying her hardest to hinder it. She was recommended to me from a fellow active duty military member and highly recommender her to you. Thank you again for everything, Carla!
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Response from Carla Hartley July 14, 2019
Thank you so much, Dustin. I hope all is well with you and your little girl.
Posted by Richard | January 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and thorough
We had a visitation and adoption case that Mrs Hartley worked and her staff work simultaneously. Her and her were always available and friendly. She was able to resolve the visitation issue rather quickly despite delays with the courts. Our adoption case was approved within 6 months and we always aware of what was happening in our cases. Thanks Carla
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Response from Carla Hartley January 30, 2019
Thank you so much, Richard. I truly enjoyed working with you and your wife, and you two have done a remarkable job raising that young lady who will soon be your legal daughter, now that the obstacles to adoption have been removed by the Court. Though I am glad we were able to get such good results for you so quickly, I am a little sad that we aren't going to be seeing your little family nearly as often as we did while your case was ongoing. May God bless you and keep you all.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional!
I'm a military member posted overseas with the spouse located in California. Carla Hartley and her team was communicative and very helpful in handling my case. They easily channeled any issues that arose and cleared it on my behalf. Well worth hiring Carla and her team! Highly recommended to anyone who is seeking professional legal help!
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Response from Carla Hartley January 30, 2019
It's always difficult for our servicemembers who are overseas - or due to leave soon for a posting out of the area - when a court case is under way. I am glad we were able to help you, and to get such good results for you. I hope all is well. Come see us when you are back in California!
Posted by Ed | November 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Dependable & knowledgeable
Carla has helped me several times over several years dealing with an irrational and difficult ex. She has always been honest and has even saved me money and time with her advice. She is knowledgeable about the law and has been excellent strategically when dealing with my messy divorce. I will would use her again and I have returned to her for advice in dealing with my ex. I do recommend her to friends.
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Response from Carla Hartley November 15, 2018
Thank you, so much, Ed. I hope you're doing well.
Posted by Lydia & Renee | September 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Carla Hartley is an attorney of true integrity, is a true person of evident of what it means to be an attorney. No case is too large for her, and is a fighter. Her assistance Frances Gutierrez has also been with us every step of the way. Frances was always available and organized,and reassured us, not to worry. They both took on our adoption that was,some what difficult. They brought us through difficult hoops, and we won. We definitely recommend Carla Hartley and Frances Gutierrez.
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Response from Carla Hartley November 15, 2018
Thank you both, so much, for trusting us with something so important to you. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Posted by WARREN | September 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
LIFESAVER!!!
Carla Hartley is my attorney. Despite the stunningly stupid things I did with my ex wife during our marriage (putting her name on deeds on property that I paid for etc.) . Carla literally saved my retirement despite some overwhelming odds. My life could have been a disaster if I had gone to another attorney! In addition to being a great lawyer she is a warm, caring person - absolutely no arrogance. She is also very personable, actually the kind of person you would like to hang out with. HIRE HER! Warren, Port Hueneme, CA
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Response from Carla Hartley September 18, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind comments. You're a great example of a client who recognized he had a problem and came to us for a solution - then worked with us to get to a good resolution. You were always polite to myself, my staff, and my associate attorneys. I am glad we resolved your case successfully - the only down side is that we won't be seeing you quite so often.
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Posted by Jessica | February 27, 2018
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Exceptional Attorney
Carla is my attorney. Today she made a miracle happen. After fighting my family law case for 4 years with my former attorney, paying 30K and getting nowhere, she was able to settle my case. I was referred to her by another local attorney who did not want to take on my case. Carla made me feel comfortable and confident that she knew and understood all of the minutiae of family law. Carla and all of her staff are exceptionally helpful. They helped me with one of the most difficult parts of my life and I can't thank them enough!
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Response from Carla Hartley August 3, 2018
Working for this client was a pleasure, and I sincerely thank her for her review. This lovely young woman was at her wits' end when she came to us. Her case wasn't terribly complicated - or should not have been, but she had hired attorneys previously who not only allowed the case to languish for several years, but even took steps to make things worse. We had three big goals when she came aboard that I thought were going to be next to impossible. We accomplished all three goals and then some. I sincerely hope her life is going well, and look forward to seeing this client out and about in our community.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • HARTLEY, MAXWELL & CASTELLANO
  • 2013 - Present
  • Professor
  • Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges Of Law (Ventura Campus)
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Hartley & Rhodes, PLC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Carla L. Hartley
  • 2011 - 2013
  • 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
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Education

  • Ventura College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Univ of New Mexico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Primary custody awarded to father
  • Primary physical custody to Dad
  • High Asset Divorce with No Children
  • The transmutations were valid. My client received half the community interest in many businesses owned by opposing party prior to marriage, and half of many others acquired during marriage.
  • High Asset Divorce Proceeding with Fraudulent Concealment of Assets
  • Mom and the kids are together, and safe. Mom got a very high support award, half those “nonexistent” assets, and a huge attorney fee order in her favor.
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Associations

  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2020 - Present
  • Ventura County Family Law Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2019 - Present
  • Ventura/Santa Barbara College of Law
  • Professor
  • 2014 - Present
  • 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 County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ventura Teen Legal Clinic
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Handel on the Law
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2015
  • United States Marine Corps
  • Sergeant
  • 1984 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Family Law Attorneys in California
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 10% of Attorneys in America
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Honors
  • Trademark Women of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Honors
  • Trademark Women of Distinction
  • 2017
  • California Top Lawyer
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • California Top Lawyer
  • The LEGAL NETWORK
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • California Top Lawyers
  • The LEGAL NETWORK
  • 2014
  • California Top Lawyer
  • The LEGAL NETWORK
  • 2013
  • High honors
  • Ventura College of Law
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Growing Through Divorce
  • Family Law Strategies and Christian Principles
  • 2015
  • Growing Through Divorce
  • Family Law Strategies and Christian Principles
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (44)
Given (44)
Endorse Carla
Child custody Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"The practice of law is both a challenge and an opportunity. Ms. Hartley has met both. She has become one of the most respected attorneys in our legal community and has taken the opportunity to form a firm with over one hundred years of combined legal experience."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Hartley is an outstanding example of integrity and professionalism. She is extraordinarily gifted in her knowledge of the law. She brings her marine corps background and her strong Christian values to the table when advocating for her clients. I endorse her enthusiastically."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. As a marine veteran, Ms. Hartley runs her practice with skill and precision. Her thorough knowledge of the law and her tenacity combine to produce a formidable adversary: one who knows the law to help her clients and the courts fashion appropriate outcomes."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla Hartley is an outstanding attorney. Her knowledge and expertise are impressive. She is expertly conversant in all areas of the law in the family law realm and brings her integrity and commitment to each client she serves. I highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Carla is a knowledgeable, experienced, and aggressive family law attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Atty. Hartley. She is a fierce and knowledgeable attorney who is dedicated to her client's best interest."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is highly respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carla is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough-minded and determined."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Atty. Hartley is knowledgeable and compassionate about her clients needs."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Harley spends a lot of time responding to questions posted on this website with informative and considerate answers which reflect a high degree of knowledge and expertis. She shows compassion and a willingness to help clients during difficult times. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hartley provides excellent answers to client concerns on Avvo and donates her time to this needed service."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Hartley is a zealous advocate who thinks outside of the box and pays attention to details that other attorneys overlook. I recommend Ms. Hartley as a competent and thorough attorney in Family Law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carla works hard to understand the interpersonal dynamics involved in the matters she works on. For her, cases are not simply facts and law, but she is able to work with her clients and counsel them. I strongly endorse Ms. Hartley."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carla is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Unknown Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hartley is a skilled and respected member of the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Ventura Family Lawyer Carla Leslie Hartley
Carla Leslie Hartley
Family Attorney
Ventura, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available