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Raed Joudeh Nijmeddin

Child custody Attorney

4.9   41 reviews

also known as Ron Nijmeddin

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Raed

Learn Raed’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Establish, Modify, Move Away, Minor's Counsel

  2. Alimony
    Establish, Modify, Arrears, Wage Assignment

  3. Child support
    Establish, Modify, Arrears, Wage Assignment

  4. Divorce and separation
    From start to finish, division of assets and debts, Agreement and Litigation, valuation of assets

  5. Domestic violence
    Establish, Modify, Defense, Dismissal

As Chief Counsel for The County of Fresno, Department of Child Support Services, I cannot privately represent clients.


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4.9 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
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Posted by Harjinder | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support - The best attorney
I strongly recommend this attorney. Very professional and honest. I got more assistance than I had expected. I had chosen this attorney from Avvo. was little hesitant but found having best decision I had made.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Take A Chance!!!
I did not have the pleasure of having Raed "Ron" Joudeh Nijmeddin as my lawyer, but I still owe him more than a Thank You. I appreciation him for all that he did for me in a few hours. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and gives you the truth. I strongly advise everyone to visit Raed "Ron" Joudeh Nijmeddin.
Posted by Ahmad | October 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Raed J. Nijmeddin, "Simply the Best"
I am very happy to have chosen Raed J. Nijmeddin as my family attorney. He is highly professional and most experienced. He knew exactly what he was doing and did it exceptionally with his eyes closed. I received a court judgement within one month of filing. He saved me a lot of time and effort. I highly recommend Raed J. Nijmeddin to anyone. Thank you "Raed J. Nijmeddin" for your help. The Best attorney in Fresno.
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Posted by Racquel | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True pro at what he dose I would rate him 10,000,000 stars
Raed is a God sent, a true guardian angel at best. He not only got my little angel back for me but he also saved me from myself. As he told me once, I have a tool box with only one tool which was a hammer and I tried to fix all my problems with it but only made it broken even more but he has provided me with many tools to help me fix my many problems I had and now fixing and will continue to collect my tools for a sober life. Ron will always be one of the most important mentors in my life. There are truly not enough words in the dictionary that will express my gratitude and appreciation I have for him. He is very wise I remember and will never forget. when I meet him he told me something that stuck with me ( I'm damaged but not broken ) and those 5 words gave me strength to continue with my sobriety and be the best parent I can be. I am truly grateful and blessed to have encountered such a strong attorney. a true soldier of the law and would highly recommend his services to anyone who needs a awesome attorney. PS thanks again Ron you're the greatest!!
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Posted by Tom | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
Ron knows how to protect your rights in Child custody. The day I presented him with my case he outlined what he would do and predicted many things my ex would do in the mean time. He didn't promise me anything and told me best case and worst case. We were prepared fully when we went to court and I was very happy with the outcome. The courts know Ron very well and he puts up a very thought out and reasoned arguement. If I ever have to deal with custody again, Ron will be my first call. He is reasonable on his fees as well so just one less thing to worry about in such a stressful time in your life.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr Nijmeddin is amazing. He is very knowledgeable about the court system. With his knowlege he is able to provide insight on the best choices for custody arrangements and divorce settlement. He and his staff were always very helpful and prompt to respond. Mr. Nijmeddin was able to help me to get all I was asking for in my child custody arrangement and divorce. He made the divorce process easier and less painful.
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Posted by R | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney!!
Thank you doesn’t seem sufficient to express my appreciation to Mr. Nijmeddin for all that he has done for me and my child. Mr. Nijmeddin is an exceptional attorney. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and understanding person. He knows family law inside out, and knows how to direct you to reasoning while at the same time being very considerate to your emotions as a mother. He responds to calls or e-mails in a timely manner – same day most of the time!. The court experience with him is another story. I would have never represented myself or think of someone who would have represented me better than the way Mr. Nijmeddin did. My case was so difficult, and I am sure I would have never get what I got if I was not represented by him. I really can't think of one thing that i didn't like throughout the whole experience. I strongly advice anyone looking for a child custody / divorce attorney to visit Mr. Nijmeddin first. Thank you!
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Posted by Aaron | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Hello I am very pleased with the job that was performed as well as the end result to my case. A very knoledgeable and professional person. Very likely to recommend.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank God for RON
I felt confident with Rons knowledge of the Legal system.. He knows his job and does it with integrity and completeness!! Very efficient with my case!! I've recommended co workers because of his knowledge to the practice!!! These decisions I've had to make are with me for a lifetime and I'm glad I was able to take time and thing them through!!
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Posted by edwin | June 24, 2015
Professional and Honest
My name is edwin and I recently had a very difficult case (divorce and child custody) I would like to give thanks to Mr Nijmeddin for a very Professional and honest Job that he performed on my case and refer him to whoever is reading this note that he is GREAT professional Lawyer.. He will do his job not just because money but because ethics and honestly help families. . He is a faithful family Man and committed to do what is right on his professional field to help in any circumstances to clients. . If any one need a good family Lawyer he is the right person to work with. Once again thanks Mr Nijmeddin..
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2015
Great attorney
He was very attentive and knowledgeable. He was very professional and always had an answer to all my questions. I knew my case was in good hands.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2015
Made My life Better
Ron made my life better in 2 months after waiting 4 years for a Paralegal to figure out how to processes paperwork. He was honest and upfront about timelines, filings, and fees. He answered every question and made it easier to sleep at night. I have already given his office number out to 3 people and would gladly refer him to anyone.
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Posted by michael garabedian | January 7, 2015
Raed Nijmeddin
About one year ago I needed an Attorney to represent me in a Family matter. Wow!! Where to go? I found AVVCO and found an attorney in my area, Fresno name Raed J Nijmeddin with great reviews and took a chance. Raed'Ron" was excellent. Very much on top of things,honest, trustworthy, patient, sincere and compassionate. I was very very satisifed with the results and also made a new Friend in Ron His office staff is great as is his assistant Ashley Would highly recommend Ron
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2015
Highly Recommended Attorney
A trustworthy and astute family law attorney who fights for his client--not just cliche--his passion is manifested in his court arguments on behalf on his client.
Posted by Kevin | December 17, 2014
KC case
Raed was on point with every detail in my case and did a tremendous job for me and I couldn't have done it without him and his team and I am much appreciative and will recommend him to anybody. Thanks a bunch.
Posted by MahMood | December 12, 2014
Only If The other 95% of Attorneys were Like Attorney Raed Nijmeddin
Attorney Raed Nijmeddin ("Ron" hereinafter) has immense Communication Ability. Ron clearly explained the TWO possible routes to solve the “Unjust Enrichment” issue. He provided his potential charges based on his estimates of the hours that may take if we went to trial. He also provided the other alternative where he could attempt to resolve the issue amicably with the opposing party. Ron’s written & verbal communications with the other party was very successful and fruitful within relatively short period. Ron’s Responsiveness was remarkable. He returned ALL the calls in a timely manner. Furthermore, Ron’s Services were High Quality comparing to my other THREE previous Family Law Attorneys. In conclusion, Ron’s services for my recent court issue were resolved with one of two solutions that cost 40% of the other solution. I call that a GREAT Value for Money. That is why I sincerely think that Attorney Raed "Ron" Nijmeddin is one of the 5% Great Attorneys.
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Posted by Emma | October 25, 2014
Greatest Family Law Attorney
Ron Nijmeddin is a great family law attorney. He is trustworthy, respectful, is well versed and is very knowledgeable of the law. He is willing and able to explain situations to you without making them too complicated. Ron is as honest as they come. Divorce can be a mean and nasty situation between two people and their respective families, but Ron managed to help my mother-in-law through her divorce and we are grateful we had him on our side. If you need a family law attorney, Ron is the person to call. I would not hesitate to refer my friends and/or family to Ron. Thank you Ron for being there for my family.
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Posted by Eric | October 10, 2014
I hired Mr. Nijmeddin in the middle of my divorce, which was extremely messy, after going through other attorneys that seemed more money-hungry than helpful. He was able to get my child and spousal support lowered dramatically, and finalize my divorce. His knowledge is AMAZING, very easy to talk to, puts you in a comfortable environment. Walking down the hallways at the courthouse with him was one of the greatest feelings, especially when other attorneys would tell me, "You have a good one". I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Nijmeddin for Family Law issues. You won't find anyone like him....
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Posted by JeremyB | September 17, 2014
Professionalism at its best
I just recently hired Mr. Nijmeddin Sept of 2014 to defend me in a case regarding an ex parte I had acquired him at least 5 days before the actual court date and he was willing to clear his schedule to be there with me. He gave me more then just advice to help myself in court but as a parent in the future. We were there the whole day and he did not spend time doing other things his focus was on my case and researching more into my reasoning and jotting down notes to help defend me if it came back in the other parties favor. He had my daughters best interest at his priority while carrying his professionalism with him. He had also won another case while we were waiting for our orders to come back and I was able to sit in and watch him actually perform a defense in the case. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have a fighting chance. In the end of my hearing court saw favor in my side with my request which Ron handled every little detail. Definitely in my eyes an attorney who has the experience and ambition to help you in your case. Thank you Ron for the help and advice.
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Posted by Bill | July 21, 2014
Best Lawyer In Fresno
If you want a really good honest hard working Divorce lawyer then "Ron" is the guy his resume speaks for it's self. If anyone knows my ex they would say that she's a hard one to handle! But not for Ron he handled her magnificently and never let her get over on me. This man knows the law well and will give you only the best advise it's up to you to follow it. If I had it all over to do again I would have listened a little closer but time just simply not on my side I had to settle ASAP. So if you have the time go for the throat! Ron is a great person he does it the right way, the way the laws are written. His fees are well worth the money spent because when I hang up the phone after talking to him I know the job is going to get done. He is always willing to lend an ear and will go the distance with out a doubt. So if you are looking for a lawyer look no farther Ron's the guy.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Attorney
  • County of Fresno Department of Child Support Services
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Raed "Ron" J. Nijmeddin
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Heald College
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Sheri Rich Mount
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Senior Family Law Examiner
  • Superior Court, Fresno
  • 1998 - 2009
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  • San Joaquin Col
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Central California College School Of Law
  • Certification
  • 1997
  • Heald College
  • A.A.S.
  • 1996


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Family Law Section, Fresno County Bar
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Family Law Section, Fresno County Bar
  • Vice Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Dean
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • America's Most Honored Professionals, Top 10%
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Star Performer
  • Superior Court, Fresno
  • 2006
  • Star Performer
  • Superior Court, Fresno
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • First Five
  • Children First Five
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (17)
Endorse Raed
Child support Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Nijmeddin. He is a compassionate hardworking individual with an unwavering passion for the work that he does."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Nijmeddin is a thorough, knowledgeable and thoughtful attorney who is both a strong and compassionate advocate for his clients. He is always a pleasure to work with despite differences that may arise during litigation. I would happily recommend Mr. Nijmeddin to others."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Nijmeddin and I have been opposing counsel and his pleasant demeanor helped resolve matters that a more obstreperous attorney might not have been able to resolve and would have only resulted in a large bill and no further progress in the case. When we had to argue, he was professional and effective. I endorse Mr. Nijmeddin."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Raed. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron puts in the hard work and dedication it takes to get the best results."
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Ron at Fresno Superior Court and found him to be incredibly knowledgeable and always willing to go the "extra mile" to assist clients of the Self-Help Center. He knows the law and is sensitive to individual's circumstances, and he is an incredible advocate. He is more than capable of handling any area of family law."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgable, ethical and hard working. He is very pleasant to work with even in the most difficult cases."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and his work!"
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nijimeddin has a caring attitude and works hard for his clients. A professional in every way."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Raed "Ron" Nijmeddin since law school. He's not just an exceptionally good lawyer; he's also a great human being. I've referred many people to him for family law cases and everyone has talked about his thoroughness and his caring approach to handling their problems. I've never had anyone I referred to him come back to me unhappy."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Nijmeddin for several years. He is a knowledgeable, passionate and a hard-working attorney always striving for the best results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nijmeddin is great in his field and very knoweldgeable of the topic."
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