Santa Barbara Family Law & Divorce Attorneys
Drury Pullen, A Professional Law Corporation is a family law and civil litigation law firm comprised of experienced professionals with the experience to get you the results you deserve. As litigators and negotiators we strive to get the best possible outcome in your case.
We make a personal commitment to our clients to understand both the client’s background and goals, and we work together with clients to develop a case strategy. We work together with our client to define objectives and goals, and then we implement those goals into a legal strategy.
It is the goal of our firm to keep legal costs down and frustrations at a minimum by doing things right the first time. We will work on behalf of our client to move the case forward until it is completed – with compassion.
Drury Pullen, APLC includes an attorney who is a Certified Family Law Specialist and who has received the highest legal rating, AV Preeminent. Susanna V. Pullen* received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards. The AV rating is the pinnacle in professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource Martindale-Hubbell.
Why Hire a Certified Specialist in Family Law
The decisions you make in divorce and family law proceedings can affect you the rest of your life. Why trust your situation to a less experienced lawyer when you can have a California certified specialist in family law? Only a small percentage of attorneys may consider themselves a “certified specialist” in a particular practice area. Lawyers that hold this title have met strict demands laid out by their state’s bar. They have extensive experience and they have demonstrated success in their field.
Becoming a Certified Specialist in Family Law
To be certified by the State Bar of California, a lawyer must:
- Have engaged in the area of certification for at least 25 percent over the last five years
- Be an active member of the State Bar of California
- Pass a written exam
- Show a high level of experience and achievement in the area
- Complete at least 45 hours of continuing legal education in their selected area
- Be in favorable standing with peers and judges
Certification as a specialist in family law requires that the attorney demonstrate considerable experience in handling family law matters including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Spousal support /alimony
- Child support
- Property division
The lawyer must also show substantial involvement in the family law area, as demonstrated by court, hearing and counseling participation. For more information, see the State Bar of California Web site. If you feel that you may have a potential case pertaining to family law please call (805) 879-7523 or click here to email us and have an attorney contact you about your case.