Attorney

 

Sole Practitioner

Location: San Diego, California

Phone: 619-214-8137
Fax: 619-696-0586
Email: E-mail Me

Born, raised and educated in San Diego, Andrew S. Perkins represents local business professionals, business owners, military officers, and financially independent individuals in divorce and family law matters. Mr. Perkins earned his undergraduate degree from University of California, San Diego, in 1978, and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Western State University School of Law in 1982. He is admitted to practice all California state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Perkins has received substantial recognition and numerous awards from local and national legal organizations and publications. He has achieved an AV Preeminent rating Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, and been named to Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and San Diego Top Attorneys, among other attorney ranking services. Mr. Perkins’ sterling reputation and esteem in the San Diego legal community also earned him an extensive profile in San Diego Magazine’s article “The Landscape of Family Law.”

Year Joined Firm

  • 1983

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, State Board of Legal Specialization, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1985

Education

  • Western State University College of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 1982
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. – 1978
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • It’s the Law, San Diego Monitor, June 6, 1991
  • Fee Arbitration, Dicta, San Diego County Bar Association, September, 1991

Classes/Seminars

  • Surviving Fee Arbitration, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1992 – 1994
  • Surviving Fee Arbitration, San Diego County Bar, 1993 – 1994
  • Asset Tracing, State Bar of California, 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • San Diego Top Attorneys
  • San Diego Super Lawyers
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • AVVO Excellent Lawyer Rating
  • Norbert H. Ehrenfreund Award for Outstanding Family Law Attorney
  • Pro Bono Publico Distinguished Service Award
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Fellow, Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Certified Specialist in Family Law – Family Law Executive Committee, 1989 – 1995
  • State Bar of California, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1989 – Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1996 – 1999
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2000 – 2003
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Chairman, Certified Family Law Specialists, 2002 – Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Chairman, Mandatory Fee Arbitration and Client Relations Committee, 1990 – 1992
  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar Practice Management and Family Law, Mentor, 1994 – 1995
  • Expert Witness and Fee Dispute Litigation Consultant
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Family Law, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1993 – Present
  • Settlement Conference Judge, Family Law, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1993 – Present
  • Private Judge, Family Law Matters, 1993 – Present
  • Special Master, Family Law Matters
  • E-Discovery Expert

Pro Bono Activities

  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, 1989 – Present
  • Judge Pro Tem, Family Law, Superior Court of California, S.D., 1992 – Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Divorce Mediator