High asset cases/hidden assets and income. Weekends on select matters.
Rolf Kruger is certified by the State Bar of California as a legal specialist in the area of family law and is the most senior partner of the firm.
Because of the firm's commitment to excellence, the firm has been awarded the highest rating available to lawyers: Martindale-Hubbell-AV-Pre-eminent Status. Further, Mr. Kruger is consistently ranked as a SuperLawyer™ for Northern California which is a distinction reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in California. 2018 marked the 10th year as a named Superlawyer(tm). In 2014, he was ranked by Reuters in the TOP 100 of all attorneys in California over all practice areas. He was appointed by the Board of Governors for the California State Bar as a Commissioner for the Family Law Advisory Commission (FLAC) in 2010. In 2012, he became vice chair of FLAC and in 2013, he became the chair. He became chair of the board in 2014 for two years.
An attorney and professional mediator in complex financial and custody matters, Mr. Kruger has specialized in high-asset cases, representing venture capitalists, business owners, CEOs and other executives of domestic and international companies, along with their respective spouses. Mr. Kruger obtained a degree in Finance from Santa Clara, worked for Dean Witter which later became Morgan Stanley, passed the in house options exam, has succesfully day traded and swing traded stocks, options for over 15 years. He remains abreast on the latest strategies and investments, including venture funds, private placements, off-shore estate planning and crypto currencies (eg bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, and other alt coins) which helps aid in the discovery, analysis and division of assets.
A member of the State Bar of California, Mr. Kruger also belongs to the Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Palo Alto Bar Associations and serves regularly as a judge pro tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. He also serves on the Santa Clara County Family Law Section Legislative Committee.
Mr. Kruger graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon in 1994, earning High Honors in Evidence and Payment Systems. While attending law school, he also earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the university's Center for Dispute Resolution at the College of Law, rated among the top five programs of its kind in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
Mr. Kruger received his Bachelor of Science in finance in commerce from Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. While attending SCU, he was recognized by the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.
He was president of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity during law school and chaired the Theta Chi Fraternity Alumni Committee at Santa Clara University. His interests include aiki-jujutsu, kenpo, kyusho-jutsu and traveling.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Attorney||Reuters SuperLawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer 2013 Top 5%||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Chair Family Law Advisor Commission||State Bar of California||2013|
|Super Lawyer 2011 - top 5% of peer group||SuperLawyers||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyers 2010 - peer review top 5%||SuperLawyers||2010|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||State Bar of California||2010|
|Super Lawyer - top 5% by peer review||SuperLawyers||2009|
|Santa Clara Superior Court appreciation award||Santa Clara County Pro tem Judge||2006|
|High paper Payment Systems||Willamette College of Law||1994|
|High Paper - Evidence||Willamette College of Law||1992|
|Geta Gamma Sigma Honors||Beta Gamma Sigma||1991|
|Partner||Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Appointed to Family Law Advisory Commission||2009 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2009 - Present|
|Palo Alto Area Bar Association||Committe Chair||2007 - Present|
|Palo Alto Bar Association||Committee Chair||2006 - Present|
|Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley||Committee member||2004 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2004 - Present|
|San Mateo Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Santa Clara Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1995 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1994 - 2016|
|Certified Specialist exam||Certified Specialist Exam - essay writer and grader||2013|
|Family Law Certification Test||Family Law Certification Test - writer||2011|
|Willamette Univeristy, College of Law||Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution||1994|
|Willamette University College of Law||Juris Doctorate||1994|
|Santa Clara University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Palo Alto Bar Association - Panel on Private Judging||Private Judging in the law today||2010|
|KAWL 91.7 FM "Know your Legal Rights"||Legal Rights in Divorce||2009|
|Palo Alto Bar Association functions||Family Law discussions||N/A|
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