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Jennifer Caroline Groce

Divorce and separation Attorney at Camarillo, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Dissolution of marriage and dissolution of domestic partnership. Custody and visitation, child support, spousal or partner support and division of property.

    19 years

  2. Child custody
    Appropriate preparation for mediation and court can make a substantial difference in the information the court and the mediator receives. There are many factors considered by the mediator and Judge when deciding what is in the child’s best interest.

    19 years

  3. Family
    The practice of family law covers a wide variety of legally complex and emotionally charged areas.

    19 years

  4. Domestic violence
    When there are issues of physical, emotional or verbal abuse that meet the statutory criteria, a domestic violence restraining order can provide legal boundaries regarding contacts and communication, stay-away orders, and other requirements.

    19 years

Jennifer is a strong advocate for her clients, whether in settlement negotiations or in the courtroom. She has litigation experience in both family law court trials and has conducted jury trials. She communicates with her client to determine what is important them, to determine their goals and to advise them if their goals can realistically be attained.

She takes the time to guide her clients through the legal process so they know what to expect and can make an informed decision. Jennifer is thorough in her handling of cases and clients take comfort in knowing their interests are well represented. Additionally, Jennifer makes a point to be available to her clients; whether by phone, e-mail or an in person appointment.

Jennifer is well respected in the local legal community. She has been described by fellow attorneys as being highly intelligent, ethical and an accomplished family law attorney. When appropriate in a case, she fights hard and effectively for her clients, but always assesses each case individually to determine if being aggressive is the appropriate path to take in the case. Jennifer is also an effective negotiator and is able to resolve many issues without the need for litigation. She strikes a great balance between advocating on behalf of her client and resolving matters amicably.


At the Law Office of Niedens and Groce, LLP we are ready to deliver the knowledgeable counsel you need and deserve in both Spanish and English. 

En la oficina legal de Niedens and Groce, LLP estamos listos para ofrecerle la asesoria que necesita y merece tanto en Español como en Inglés.


Law Offices of Niedens & Groce, LLP
445 Rosewood Ave., Suite N
Camarillo, CA, 93010

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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2019
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Highly Recommend!
Jennifer Groce did an excellent job guiding me through the process of divorce and child custody. During the many decisions that had to be made, she always clearly presented the pros and cons as well as potential costs and value in the options before me. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a family law attorney.
Posted by Judy | November 4, 2019
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Great Lawyer
Jennifer was the best she was knowledgeable about our custody situation and knew exactly what to do. We now have full custody and our lives are much easier! Thank You Jennifer
Posted by John | November 2, 2019
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Great representation on a difficult case
Ms. Groce was excellent. She communicated, advised and supported me every step of the way. She was very well prepared and very well informed. She kept me informed along the way, discussed strategy, costs and likely outcomes, and never had a moment that gave me a doubt. She was extremely well prepared and her preparation and professional abilities resulted in exactly the outcome she indicated would happen. She and her entire staff deserve the utmost respect and the highest praise.
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Posted by Jacquie | November 1, 2019
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Jennifer is the BEST!
Jennifer and her team are great! She was very understanding and trustworthy. Jennifer was very knowledgeable about family law issues and helped me make decisions during a very difficult time. She is not just my attorney, she's a friend.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2019
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Great service
Jennifer and her team were instrumental in guiding me through a very difficult custody experience. I found Jennifer and the team to be efficient, professional, and attentive. I always felt like I could rely on Jennifer's professional expertise at every step of what was an incredibly stressful process. The level of service was of a very high standard, and the cost was very reasonable (in my opinion) for the level of service I received. I highly recommend.
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Posted by Crystal | April 16, 2019
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Jennifer Groce Lawyer
Jennifer is a great lawyer. I hired her for my divorce and custody of my daughters. She has always fought hard for me. She is very intelligent and definitely knows what she is doing. I highly reccomend Jennifer Groce.
Posted by Joe | April 12, 2019
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Aggressive and professional
Jennifer made it so that my child support be lowered from $1250 monthly to $400....! What else can I say? She has a very personal approach to dealing with her clients, always looking at all the angles in order to prevent unexpected problems in your case.... highly recommend her
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
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Superior Service
Jennifer Groce is smart, organized and committed to the client. I found it intimidating going to court dealing with child custody. She was extremely helpful in putting me at ease by explaining the process and producing excellent results. Most importantly, Jennifer and her fantastic team created a positive outcome and now I can rest knowing that we did everything we could in making the right choice through the arduous process.
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Posted by Debi | March 19, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney she handle my divorce like a master!!
I have been a client of Jennifer Groce and her firm for a few years. Ms. Groce is extremely knowledgeable in divorce negotiations. She listens to you, as her client, she cares, and is excellent in the courtroom. She is a great litigator, the only way that can happen is she knows the details and how to handle them successfully without costing you a bundle. I am extremely grateful that she was referred to me by a close relative. Thank you
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Posted by Heather | April 24, 2016
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Realistic, Expert, and Expedient!
Jennifer was recommended to me by an expert in the Ventura County Court network for a custody dispute and property dispute 4 years post-divorce. She was exceedingly easy to work with, made sure I understood what I could realistically expect, compassionate, and referred me to more excellent resources. She coached me through options regarding my case, custody mediation, and negotiating the agreement with my ex in the end to get the agreements signed. It was complicated, yet she gave me straightforward advice, and I am forever grateful! Jennifer is truly who you want by your side! I wish I had hired her 4 years prior for my divorce! She returned all communication very quickly and professionally. Her rates are reasonable for this area, also.
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Posted by Michael | March 26, 2015
Class Act; Highly Recommended
Jennifer came highly referred by top peers in the local legal community. Jennifer, deeply considered a very challenging situation, immediately acted proactively with expertise and experience to advise on the matter, and effectively utilized her legal and community network - all of which enabled a benificial resolution. Jennifer is also highly personable. easy to talk to and was a pleasure to work with. Jennifer is a Class Act and I Highly Recommended her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2014
The Best Attorney in Ventura County!
Very knowledgable attorney, knows what she is doing. Well worth $$. Answers phone calls in a timely manner and gets personally attached to your case.
Posted by Steve | April 3, 2013
Great Attorney!
Jennifer did a truly great job!!! She was fast, efficient and explained everything so that it could be understood. She got the job done when a prior attorney could not do so. I highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Diana | February 18, 2013
Divorced and Happy Thanks to Jennifer she is the Best!!
I can't Thank Jennifer enough for all that she has done for me in my divorce and custody case. She is so knowledgable and takes the time to know her clients. She is an amazing lawyer and who ever hires Jennifer can rest assure that she will do her best to help her clients as much as possible and win their case. In my eyes she is the Best.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2013
I cannot say enough about the quality representation that Jennifer Groce has provided me during my divorce. She has been attentive, efficient, consistent, diligent, dependable, knowledgable, professional and calm. She has given me gentle yet persistent guidance, she comes up with well thought out ways of handling difficult situations and she has made me feel secure during a time in my life when everything seems uncertain. One word that describes Jennifer Groce is "Excellence." Having a competent lawyer by my side has made all the difference for me.
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Posted by Lynn | January 23, 2013
Jennifer is an extraordinary lawyer. She has an excellent knowledge of the law and treats her clients with the utmost respect and compassion. Her litigation skills far surpass many other attorneys in the same field and I would highly recommend her for any family law or criminal matter.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2013
Happily Divorced
I was looking for a strong lawyer to represent me in an acrimonious divorce...someone who could speak for me, represent me, and empower me at a time when I felt alone and powerless. Ms. Groce provided this for me. Her wisdom, knowledge and experience of family law paid off for me over and over again. She was detailed, thorough, passionate, and had an excellent rapport with other lawyers and judges. She always gave counsel that was moral and fair. She asked for and really listened to my needs and opinions. If you are looking for strength, integrity, hard work, and wise counsel, then you will find that with Ms. Groce.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Niedens & Groce, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Marsha K. Niedens
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Bamieh & Erickson, PLC
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Deputy Probation Officer
  • Ventura County Probation Agency
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Juvenile Institutions Officer
  • Santa Barbara County Probation Dept
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Ventura College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Chapman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Ventura County Family Law Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Work
  • Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Instructor-Family Law Class
  • Joinder; Discovery and Declarations of Disclosure
  • 2013
  • Guest Instructor-Family Law Class
  • Petition, Response and Related Matters
  • 2013
  • Guest lecturer-Family Law Course
  • Spousal Support and Attorney Fees
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is very professional, honest and hard working. I highly recommend her as a family law attorney"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked cases with Jennifer as opposing counsel and have a lot of respect for her. She is tough, professional and does not create disputes where they don't exist. She is a great advocate for her clients and works hard to achieve the best possible result for them."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is a sophisticated and experienced family law attorney who is well respected in our community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Groce knows the law and assiduously and aggressively pursues her cases, using the law and her own attention to detail to get favorable results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer Groce is a highly intelligent and ethical attorney. She is a strong advocate for her clients, and is known for her thoroughness in handling cases. You can be certain that your interests will be well represented with Jennifer as your attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend using Jennifer Groce for your family law matter. Jennifer and I worked together at a prominent Ventura law firm and she was the lead family law attorney. I regularly approach Ms. Groce with some of my more difficult family law matters and she always provides outstanding advice. I endorse Ms. Groce without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is my go to on family law matters!"
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Groce is an accomplished Family Law Attorney with a well deserved reputation for fighting hard and effectively for her clients. She has assisted Ron Bamieh, a prominent Southern California criminal defense lawyer, with a multitude of complex cases and is rapidly emerging as a force to be reckoned with in criminal defense."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Groce is professional and knowledgeable. She strikes a great balance between advocating on behalf of her client and resolving matters amicably."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Groce is hard working, a strong advocate for her clients and has a high level of professionalism in everything she does. If I had a family law issue she is the first person I would call."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer Groce is one of the top family law lawyers in Ventura County. It is pleasure to have her in my office."
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Camarillo Divorce and separation Lawyer Jennifer Caroline Groce
Jennifer Caroline Groce
Divorce and separation Attorney
Camarillo, CA
Licensed for 19 years