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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.

Cassandra 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 A. 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.

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

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