Rolf Kruger is certified by the State Bar of California as a legal specialist in the area of family law and is a named 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 was named for the past 6 years in a row a SuperLawyer™ for Northern California which is a distinction reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in California. 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 remains as chair of the board in 2014. Further, in 2014, while a member of FLAC, he was also become a member of CBLS (California Board for Legal Specialization) for the California State Bar.
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’s proactive approach is to seek solutions that add value not only to the client but also to the community estate and the client’s business interests long term.
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 multiple courses. 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 a and traveling.
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Having worked with Mr. Kruger, I found he had both the knowledge and the passion needed to excel in the Family Law arena. He is compassionate and truly cares about the well being of his clients. At the same time, Rolf is quite knowledgeable about Family Law -- he is the current Chair of the Family Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization -- meaning he knows the various avenues of relief available for his clients and how to use them. I highly endorse Rolf Kruger, an exceptional lawyer.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Attorney||Reuters SuperLawyers||2014|
|Chair Family Law Advisor Commission||State Bar of California||2013|
|Super Lawyer 2013 Top 5%||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer 2012 = Top 5%||SuperLawyers.com||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Super Lawyer 2011 - top 5% of peer group||SuperLawyers||2012|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||State Bar of California||2010|
|Super Lawyers 2010 - peer review top 5%||SuperLawyers.com||2010|
|Super Lawyer - top 5% by peer review||SuperLawyers.com||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|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Appointed to Family Law Advisory Commission||2009 - Present|
|Palo Alto Area Bar Association||Committe Chair||2007 - Present|
|Palo Alto Bar Association||Committee Chair||2006 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2004 - Present|
|Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley||Committee 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 - Present|
|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||N/A||Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution||1994|
|Willamette University College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Santa Clara University||Finance in Commerce||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|