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Cherie L. Brenner has a family law practice and has litigated and negotiated family law issues for over twenty years. She has handled hundreds of cases ranging in all aspects of family issues . She has been certified through Harvard Law School's negotiation program and UC-Hastings Law School in trial advocacy. Ms. Brenner has a masters degree in psychology and teaches law at a local university. She is a published author and continues to inform and update the public on the law.

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 With locations in Orange and San Diego counties, Ms. Brenner and her staff of professionals at the Brenner Law Firm has the experience, education and reputation in handling the toughest of family law issues for over twenty years yet continue to keep fees at a reasonable rate. Contact one of our offices today for a free consultation to have a professional review your issues and enlighten you on the process and what is needed to receive a successful and satisfying conclusion. Offices in Carlsbad, San Diego County and San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California. Call today at 800-732-1713




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    28 years, 10 thousand cases



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Contact info

The Brenner Law Firm

15 West Carrillo
Suite 258
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

The Brenner Law Firm

15 West Carrillo Street
Suite 258
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Trial AttorneySan Diego Public Defenders Office2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Brenner Law Firm1990 - Present
Attorney at LawCounty of San Diego1990 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Barbara Bar AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
Southern California Mediation Associationattorney2007 - Present
Trial Lawyers Associationattorney2005 - Present
Ca. Marriage and Family Therapist Associationattorney2005 - Present
UCLA Alumni AssociationAlumni2004 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationAttorney1990 - Present
North County Bar Association, Family Law Sectionattorney1990 - Present
Calif Bar Associationattorney/fee arbitrator1990 - Present
Orange County Bar Associationattorney2008 - 2015
California Public Defenders Associationprivate attorney1990 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People vs. Daniel RodrickVoluntary manslaughter
In Re Marriage of St JohnWife receives increase
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law Schoollegal negotiationscertification2007
University of California, Hastings College of the Lawtrial advocacycertification2005
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of California - Los AngelesJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal studiesADR Negotiations and Constitutional Law2005