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WE DELIVER UNMATCHED CLIENT SERVICE, EXPERTISE AND RESULTS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS IN “THE 805” - AND BEYOND

Herring Law Group Team

WE DELIVER UNMATCHED CLIENT SERVICE, EXPERTISE AND RESULTS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS IN “THE 805” - AND BEYOND

Herring Law Group is uniquely structured and staffed toward providing our clients “concierge level” service. Our experience and commitment to the family law community are unmatched in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties. We boast five of the Central Coast’s most talented family law lawyers, a divorce coach and top staff in support. We take our profession seriously, and our clients enjoy the rewards.

Greg Herring is a veteran trial attorney of a wide variety of state and federal courts throughout California and other jurisdictions. He is a statewide leader in family law who was named the AAML Southern California Chapter’s “Family Law Person of the Year.” He is the region’s only Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (aaml.org) and the International Academy of Family Lawyers (iafl.com). His experience in, and commitment and service to, family law are unparalleled in “the 805.”

Greg’s extensive background in corporate litigation uniquely qualifies HLG to handle business and professional practice matters in the family law environment. He routinely guides complex valuation, goodwill, property characterization, shareholder rights, “family enterprise” and income disputes. His experience in custody, parenting and domestic violence litigation routinely includes hearings, trials and other work with the nation’s premier experts.

Ruston Imming joins Greg as a Certified Specialist in Family Law (certified by the State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization). He is a seasoned force with a combination of intellect, common sense, drive and presence.

Clark Lammers Clark gained his experience practicing with pre-eminent family law lawyers in our region. He has a background in civil litigation, with an emphasis in family law. Greg knows from his own experience that that is a potent combination, providing HLG advantages over opposing counsel less familiar with the Code of Civil Procedure, the California Rules of Court, and the Evidence Code. Clark is a Santa Barbara native and second-generation local attorney.

Taylor Fuller is a Lompoc/Santa Barbara local. She worked for the Office of the District Attorney of San Luis Obispo County, then returned to Santa Barbara County for law school and family law practice.

Viktoria Morgan has over thirty years of legal experience, including an extensive foundation in civil litigation and family law. She brings a welcome level of experience, maturity, and perspective toward resolving our typically complex cases.

Executive Director, Erin Schaden, is a family law lawyer who is licensed in multiple states. She does not practice in California, but instead drives our elite client service, ensuring prompt, focused and caring interactions. Unique to HLG, Erin provides “divorce coaching” for our clients wishing a holistic approach. Erin is credentialed as a Certified Divorce Coach©.

Family Law Practice Areas

OUR GOAL IS TO ACHIEVE PROMPT AND FAIR SETTLEMENTS. BUT IF A CASE CANNOT BE SETTLED, THEN WE ARE PREPARED TO EXPERTLY LITIGATE THOSE CASES TO THEIR LOGICAL CONCLUSIONS.

Our Team

Our team provides expert and driven family law counsel in close partnership with our clients.

Greg Herring

Gregory W. Herring

Ruston T. Imming
Ruston T. Imming

Attorney

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Ruston T. Imming

Erin E. Schaden
Erin E. Schaden

Executive Director

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Erin E. Schaden

Clark Lammers
Clark Lammers

Attorney

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Clark Lammers

Taylor G. Fuller
Taylor G. Fuller

Attorney

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Taylor G. Fuller

Viktoria Morgan
Viktoria Morgan

Attorney

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Viktoria Morgan

Deanna Cerda
Deanna Cerda

Legal Administrator

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Deanna Cerda

Articles

Greg writes published articles regarding a wide variety of family law topics. Peruse our library:

Events

Upcoming speaking engagements and special programs

AAML Southern California Chapter CLE program

Greg Herring and Gordon Cruse, Co-presenters: “Documentary Pearls”

Community Support

HERRING LAW GROUP is dedicated to the communities it serves throughout “the 805.” As part of our mission, we
support a number of local and other non-profits, including the following:

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Casa Serena - Casa Serena is HLG’s “signature” non-profit. Based in Santa Barbara, its mission is to “help women and their families recover from addiction and underlying mental health conditions by providing evidence-based treatment services while building community, instilling self-determination, and empowering them with educational opportunities and financial literacy.” Its professional staff includes Marriage and Family Therapists, Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors and master's level clinicians specializing in women's treatment. Casa Serena offers two properties within walking distance, covering all levels of care from detox stabilization, residential treatment, and outpatient services. The organization is Santa Barbara’s only treatment facility where mothers recovering from addiction can reunite and live with their children. See casaserena.org

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Santa Barbara Women Lawyers -- Formed in 1998, SBWL is a nonprofit organization that promotes the diverse interests of women lawyers in Santa Barbara. Through its continuing legal education, evaluation of applicants for judicial office, mentoring and other programs, SBWL strives to positively impact new attorneys, law students, and prospective legal scholars while examining the problems of and proposing solutions to the internal and external factors that inhibit women in their quest for social and professional equality. SBWL serves the entire community, coordinating and maintaining liaisons with other professional and women’s organizations. See www.sbwl.org

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Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation – This Foundation’s purposes include educating and informing the public by acquiring, restoring, preserving, and maintaining historically and/or architecturally significant buildings and structures in and around Santa Barbara County. This very much includes the historic clubhouse and surrounding structures of the Santa Barbara Club, of which Greg is a member. See https://www.sbcpreservationfoundation.org

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AAML Foundation – This is the charitable organization advancing one of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ most important goals: to protect children and families.  Greg was named a Fellow of the AAML in 2006 and has served as the President of its Southern California Chapter. He is one of the Foundation’s 444 Lifetime Donors throughout the U.S. See https://aaml.org

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Kids & Families Together – The mission of this Ventura County-based organization is to strengthen relationships by providing safe, supportive help that keeps family members emotionally connected to one another. See https://www.kidsandfamilies.org

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Smile Train - A baby with a cleft is born every 3 minutes. These children can experience isolation and often face prejudice in their communities. No child deserves to feel like an outcast. See https://my.smiletrain.org

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Boy Scouts of America - In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It is fun and hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. At age 13, Greg was one of the youngest ever to achieve the Eagle Scout rank. His son is now proudly a Scout, too. See https://www.scouting.org

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Trout Unlimited - TU brings people who care about cold water fisheries together to protect, reconnect and restore the places they love to fish. Greg is an avid fly fisher, and so supporting TU is natural. See https://www.tu.org

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California Trout -  CT’s goal is to restore vibrance and abundance to California's freshwater ecosystems, and to keep them that way for years to come. Supporting this goes hand-in-hand with our support of TU. See https://caltrout.org

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Ojai Valley Land Conservancy - The OVLC Land Committee and staff work tirelessly to identify, acquire, maintain and improve wildlands benefitting the Ojai community. As Greg is also an avid mountain biker, supporting OVLC is also natural! See https://ovlc.org

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HELP of Ojai – This is a vital resource for residents of the Ojai Valley. It is the only full time basic needs provider in the area, equipped to assist clients when they are at their most vulnerable and unable to travel elsewhere for help. See https://helpofojai.org

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Secure Beginnings (formerly the Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center) – This is an Ojai-based entity with a mission toward nurturing healthy relationships for families with children ages pre-natal to age three. It offers classes, playgroups, breastfeeding support, therapy and counseling, as well as new baby home visits. See https://securebeginnings.org

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Monica Ros School -- Monica Ros has been providing a magical beginning to Ojai children’s education for 75 years. Its mission is to expand a child’s natural passion for learning in a setting that celebrates Ojai’s natural beauty. All three of Greg’s children attended Monica Ros, and Greg previously served on its Board of Trustees. See http://www.monicaros.org

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Oak Grove School - The mission of Oak Grove School is to assist students in developing those qualities of mind, heart, and body that will enable them to function with excellence, care, and responsibility in the modern world. All three of Greg’s children also attended OGS. See https://oakgroveschool.org

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Food for Thought Ojai - FFT was organized by a group of concerned parents, educators and growers who joined to improve the nutritional status and food awareness of children in the Ojai Unified School District (OUSD). See https://foodforthoughtojai.org

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PBS-SoCal – As we all know, this organization provides content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain, over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. See https://www.pbssocal.org

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KCRW – Its mission is to unite communities around music, news and culture. See https://www.kcrw.com

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Ventura County Rescue Mission - The Mission serves the poor and homeless, offering hope to thousands of hurting people. It is the longest standing year-round shelter for homeless men in Ventura County. See https://vcrescuemission.org/about-us/

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ChildFund International - Through innovative solutions that help children living in poverty achieve their potential, ChildFund is changing the world — one child at a time. See https://www.childfund.org

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