About Us


Herring Law Group provides elite lawyering assisted by state-of-the art technology. Our experience and commitment to the family law community are unmatched in the “805” region. We are recognized by judges and lawyers alike. We take our profession seriously, and our clients enjoy the rewards.

Greg Herring’s extensive background in corporate litigation uniquely qualifies HLG to handle business and professional practice matters in the family law environment. We routinely guide complex valuation, goodwill, property characterization, shareholder rights, “family enterprise” and income disputes. HLG also handles other family law challenges including custody, parenting and domestic violence. (See our full list of practice areas below.)

Greg is a veteran trial attorney of a wide variety of state and federal courts throughout California and other states. His experience in, and commitment and service to, family law are unparalleled in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties. He is the region’s only Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (aaml.org) and of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (iafl.com). The AAML is the nation’s premier family law organization, and the IAFL is the world’s.

HLG’s second attorney, Ruston Imming, brings over a decade of family law experience in the Santa Barbara County courts. He is a force with a valuable combination of intellect, common sense, drive and professional presence.

Cassie Glanville, is a UCSB undergraduate who attended UC Hastings College of the Law, is our third attorney. She previously practiced family law in Santa Barbara, and with a top San Francisco firm before becoming our third attorney.

Morgan Nix, a former reporter for the Santa Barbara News – Press, clerked for Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Brian Hill and practiced family law in Santa Barbara before joining HLG as our fourth attorney.

Executive Director, Erin Schaden, is a family law lawyer who is licensed in multiple states. She does not practice in California, but she provides legal assistance and presses HLG toward streamlined and client-focused operations.

Cyndi Hitsman is our Certified Paralegal. She brings formal paralegal certification, extensive experience and advanced ESI/E-discovery credentials.

Kelsey Sturgeon is our second Paralegal. Deanna Cerda is HLG’s Legal Administrator. Teresa McGrath and Chelcee Eads are our Legal Assistants.

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Family Law Practice Areas

Our advice is strategic and cost-effective. Each case has different needs, and our goal is to achieve prompt and fair settlements. But if a case cannot be settled, then the consequence is that the courts exist to decide the issues. We are prepared to expertly litigate those cases to their logical conclusions.

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

— Greg Herring —

The Team

Our lawyers are highly skilled and accessible. As the largest select family law firm in "the 805", we give personal attention to every client.


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


Upcoming speaking engagements and special programs

What every therapist should know about divorce in California.

As therapists, we are often primary supports to individuals,
children and families going through divorce. While our training has
prepared us for this role, the actual process of divorce is often as
big a mystery to us as it is to our clients.

February 9, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

San Luis Obispo County Library
995 Palm Street
SLO, CA 93401

4th Annual Trial Basics Seminar

The Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

2019 AAML Trial Institute

How To Present Statistics To Explain Your Case.

Panel: Andrew L. Hunt, CPA, ASA, Greg Herring, Justice Sheila Sonenshine Ret.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Balboa Bay Club
1221 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663


Herring Law Group

559 San Ysidro Road, Suite G

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Hours of Operation:
Monday –  Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

Herring Law Group

1000 Town Center Drive

Suite 405

Oxnard, CA 93036

Hours of Operation:
Monday –  Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m


p: 805.983.6452

f: 805.278.1679


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