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Rory S. Coetzee graduated from Trinity Law School in 2008 and was licensed to practice law in California in December of that same year.  While at Trinity Law School, he participated in the school’s Moot Court program, was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship, and was awarded the prestigious Amjur Award for academic excellence in the area of Criminal Procedure.  He was also elected to serve as a representative on the student body counsel.  Currently, he is the lead attorney at R.S.C. Law Group, and also serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Santa Clara County Family Law Courts.


A native of South Africa, Mr. Coetzee immigrated to the United States in 1998 and attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated with Cum Laude honors and received a Bachelors of Science Degree with an emphasis in both Political Science and Paralegal Studies.


Prior to founding R.S.C. Law Group, Mr. Coetzee worked for five years as a senior associate attorney at The Law Firm of J. Hector Moreno, Jr. & Associates, one of the most prestigious and preeminent family law firms in San Jose, California.  During Mr. Coetzee’s time at The Law Firm of J. Hector Moreno, Jr. & Associates, he focused his practice on high-conflict family law litigation, which allowed him to become familiar and accustom to dealing with the most complex issues in the family law arena.  Prior to that, and while still in law school, Mr. Coetzee spent two years serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert Monarch of the Orange County Superior Court.  He also held an externship position with the Orange County District Attorney’s office. After graduating from law school, he obtained an associate position with the Holt Law Firm in Tustin, California, where his practice focused on all issues concerning civil litigation. 


While Mr. Coetzee’s practice is now focused primarily on family law matters, he has also successfully represented clients in the areas of business litigation, real estate litigation, and personal injury litigation.  Mr. Coetzee has represented clients in all manner of legal disputes, and has always dedicated his efforts to ensure that he represents all of his clients with excellence, compassion and knowledge of the law.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
    8 years, 275 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    8 years, 225 cases
  3. Alimony: 20%
    8 years, 250 cases
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    8 years, 225 cases
  5. Family: 20%
    8 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($300/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

R.S.C Law Group

2600 Garden Road
Suite 224
Monterey, CA, 93940

R.S.C Law Group

1800 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 100
San Jose, CA, 95125



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Judge Pro Tem Volunteer Appreciation AwardSanta Clara County Family Law Court2015
2014 Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Criminal Procedure: AmjurTrinity School of Law2007
Dean's ScholarshipTrinity School of Law2007
Cum Laude honorsTexas Wesleyan University2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro TemSanta Clara County2015 - Present
Principal AttorneyRSC Law Group2014 - Present
Of Counsel - AttorneyChurch Law Group2013 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Firm of J. Hector Moreno Jr. & Associates2009 - 2014
Litigation AssociateThe Holt Law Firm2008 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkOrange County Superior Court2007 - 2007
Law ClerkDistrict Attorney's Office Orange County2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationJudge Pro Tem2015 - Present
Monterey County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Monterey County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2014 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2009 - Present
Trintity School of LawStudent Body Representitive2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Husband v. Wife$7,000 in attorney fees granted in favor of client.
Child Support GrantedGuideline child support awarded to client using entirety of Father's income.
Request for additional visitation Granted!Equal timeshare visitation order granted in favor of client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Private CirculationChild Support Treatise2014
Private PublicationYour Rights to Spousal Support2014
Private PublicationYour Rights - Attorney Fees.2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trinity Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Texas A&M University School of LawPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Legal ClinicFamily Law and Related Issues2013
Monthly Law ClinicFamily Law and Related Issues2012
Monthly Law ClinicFamily Law and Related Issues2011
Monthly Law ClinicFamily Law and Related Issues2010