Matching Expertise with Needs

Family Law is complex; there is seldom just one issue, and there are usually several parties who will be affected by the outcome for many years to come. People who make the decision to seek out legal assistance on family law matters typically do so after lengthy consideration and often under emotional stress. As Certified Family Law Specialists, the compassionate and competent legal team at Hittelman -Strunk is completely dedicated to navigating its clients to the best version of “the new normal.”

Whether your case involves dissolution of marriage, child custody, spousal or child support – or any combination – HSLG will listen to all of your concerns and priorities. From our certified legal assistants to our capable associates, of-counsel, mediation specialists and seasoned partners, every member of the HSLG team has particular areas of expertise, enabling us to match client needs with the best and most cost-effective resource. We will leverage our more than 100 combined years of proven success to help you arrive at outcomes that address those needs.

Our expertise, coupled with strong ties to expert resources, enables us to anticipate issues and offer proactive solutions to guide you through one of the most stressful times in your life.

While the goal in serving clients is to do so in the most collaborative, least disruptive manner, our legal team is prepared to advocate at the highest level, including strategic litigation when necessary. With the HSLG team in your corner, you can be sure that your interests – and those of your family - will be advanced.

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Matching Expertise with Needs

What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?

What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?

Not only have our attorneys achieved the highest levels in their profession, they have taken the steps to be recognized by the California State Board of Legal Specialization as Certified Family Law Specialists. At HSLG, we devote our entire professional focus to family law issues, allowing us to gain valuable specific insights and cultivate resources that can benefit our clients. The State Bar of California holds those applying for certification to very high standards; in order to become a certified family law specialist, the lawyer must:

  • Engage in the specific area of law for at least 25% of the past 5 years
  • Be an active member of the State Bar of California in good standing
  • Pass a comprehensive written exam
  • Demonstrate a high level of experience and achievement
  • Complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education in family law
  • Maintain favorable standing with peers and judges

Their practice must include significant involvement in:

  • Spousal support and alimony
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Division of property

Both partners at Hittelman-Strunk are Certified Family Law Specialists, a distinction attained by only a fraction of family law practitioners.

Their investment in earning distinction as Certified Family Law Specialists demonstrates an unfaltering commitment to serving their clients at the highest level possible.

Family Law Specialists

Guiding you to your best outcomes.

Our Team

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS, Partner

Steven G. Hittelman

CFLS, Partner
Kerri L. Strunk, CFLS, Partner

Kerri L. Strunk

CFLS, Partner
Wayne L. Jones, Of Counsel

Wayne L. Jones

Of Counsel
John R. Denny, CFLS, Of Counsel

John R. Denny

CFLS, Of Counsel
Patricia F. Cyr, Associate Attorney

Patricia F. Cyr

Associate Attorney
Eileen E. Landau, CFLS, Senior Associate Attorney

Eileen E. Landau

CFLS, Senior Associate Attorney
Cynthia A. Underwood, Associate Attorney

Cynthia A. Underwood

Associate Attorney
Emily C. Vogt, Associate Attorney

Emily C. Vogt

Associate Attorney
Pat Yorn, Senior Paralegal

Pat Yorn

Senior Paralegal
Geri Croissant, Senior Paralegal

Geri Croissant

Senior Paralegal
Allison Johnson, Paralegal

Allison Johnson

Paralegal
Hilary Martin, Office Manager

Hilary Martin

Office Manager
Janey Burkett, Records Manager

Janey Burkett

Records Manager
Jessica Arellano, File Clerk

Jessica Arellano

File Clerk