Hildy L. Fentin
Certified Family Law Specialist –
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Highly credentialed family law specialist
Hildy L. Fentin has built a local and national reputation for excellence, integrity and professionalism, with over 35 years of experience handling complex Family Law matters. She graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 1980 and then gained admittance to the bars of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California. A former Legal Aid attorney in the San Francisco area, Hildy has focused exclusively on Family Law since 1983.
Hildy’s approach focuses on creative problem solving to reach peaceful resolutions. Her process empowers you to make informed decisions about your finances and your family.
Honors and Awards
Hildy Fentin is a highly regarded family law specialist with extensive experience and credentials.
Fellow of the nationally prestigious American Academy
of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
A selective fellowship of attorneys committed to the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law; Southern CA Chapter Treasurer, 2006-2010; Membership Chair, 2010–2013; President Elect, 2013-2014; President, 2014-2015
Norby Award Recipient
2001 Judge Norbert Ehrenfreud Family Law Award (Norby) for dedicated and meritorious service to the Family Law Bench and Bar, awarded annually by the Family Law Judicial Officers
Selected for the Family Law and Family Law Mediation specialties, 2007 – present. The first attorney in San Diego to be selected for both specialties in 2007.
Distinguished as a Super Lawyer, 2007-present
Judge Pro Tempore, Settlement Conference Judge
San Diego Superior Court, 1993 – present
Highest Martindale-Hubbell Rating
(AV Preeminent 5.0/5.0) based on peer reviews for professional excellence
1981- Massachusetts and Connecticut
1980- Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, J.D.
1977- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
1992- Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS)
Met all qualifications established by the California Board of Legal Specialization for Family Law
San Diego County Bar Association: Family Law Section
- Executive Committee of the Certified Family Law Specialist Committee, 1995-1997 and 1999-2001, Chair, 2001
- Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, 1994-1998
- Family Court Services Committee, 1999-2003
- Family Law Local Rules Committee, 2003-2008;
- Minors Counsel Committee, 1997-2009; Chair, 1997-1998
Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego,
Member 2003 – present;
Board Member, 2009, 2011-2012
The Lawyer’s Club of San Diego,
San Diego Trial Lawyers,
Member, Attorney Referral Service;
Chair, Family Law Section, 1995-2000
Complimentary 30-minute Meeting
Learn how you can begin the divorce process and transition to the next chapter in your life. To request a complimentary 30-minute in-person introduction with Hildy Fentin, please contact us. You will find personal attention, creative problem solving and the efficient, skilled attorney/mediator you need to resolve your Family Law matters peacefully.
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