Recognized since 2006
San Diego, California
Collaborative Law: Family Law
Family Law Mediation
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
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
Contact & Links
- Lawyer Page: http://www.hcesq.com/hcesq/attorneys/fentin-hildy/
- 12760 High Bluff Drive, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92130
- Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, J.D., graduated 1980
- University of Massachusetts - Amherst, BA, graduated 1977
- California, 1983
- Massachusetts, 1981
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
- Arbitration and Mediation
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