Richard Renkin

Richard Renkin

Law Office of Renkin & Associates

Recognized since 2019

Encinitas, California

Practice Areas

Family Law

Family Law Arbitration

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Richard M. Renkin, Esq., CFLS, was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1987 and has focused his law practice in San Diego County Family Law since 1991. As a Certified Family Law Specialist, Mr. Renkin has expertly handled complex cases in Marriage Dissolution, Property Division, Spousal Support, Child Custody, Child Support, Restraining Orders and Prenuptial Agreements.In addition to his San Diego Family Law Practice, Mr. Renkin is also a Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem for the Downtown, South Bay, North County, and East County Family Courts.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating/Judicial Edition • Top 100 Attorneys/Top 10 Family Law Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2011• SuperLawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 - 2017PRO BONO/VOLUNTEER WORK – PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP• Assisting the Family Court as a Settlement Judge in the San Diego County Superior Courts (current)• Assisting the Superior Court by acting as a Small Claims Judge at the Kearny Mesa Courthouse (2009 – 2014)• Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, member (2017 – present)• Kids’ Turn Board of Directors (2010 – 2013)• ProVisors (2010 – present)• San Diego Lions Welfare Foundation, Voting Member (2013 - 2016)• San Diego Lions Welfare Foundation Chair (2012 - 2013)• San Diego Downtown Host Lions Club, Past President (2011 - 2012)• San Diego Downtown Host Lions Club, President (2010 – 2011)• San Diego Downtown Host Lions Club, Member Board of Directors (2008-2009) • The Nice Guys of San Diego (2011 - present)• La Chaine des Rotisseurs, San Diego Baillage (2012 - present) ? Board Member (2017 – present) • San Carlos Little League, Umpire (2001 – 2005)• San Carlos Little League, Umpire-in-Chief (2005)• San Diego Referral Exchange Past President and Member of Board of Directors (1992–2004)PERSONAL• Black belts in Kempo Karate & Judo• Brown sash, Arnis de Mano • Interests include: racquetball, yoga, photography, dancing and collecting fine wines

Contact & Links


  • 320 Encinitas Boulevard
    Encinitas, CA 92024

Bar Admissions

  • California, December 1987

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

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law Mediation


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