Hildy L. Fentin

Hildy L. Fentin


Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten LLP

Recognized since 2006

San Diego, California

Practice Areas

Collaborative Law: Family Law

Family Law

Family Law Mediation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Family Law Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Family Law Mediation
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Certified Family Law Specialist – The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Partner, Chair of the Family Law Mediation Practice

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 & 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

Best Lawyers

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.

Super Lawyers

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

Location

  • 12760 High Bluff Drive, Suite 150
    San Diego, CA 92130

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, J.D., graduated 1980
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst, BA, graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • Massachusetts, 1981

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Family Law Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Family Law Mediation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law Mediation, San Diego (2018)
  • Family Law Mediation, San Diego (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation

Special Focus

  • Arbitration and Mediation

Publications

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