Ruston Imming was recently named by the State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Family Law. Achieving Certified Specialist status is a major mid-career accomplishment. The designation reflects a level of substantive knowledge, dedication and achievement demonstrated by only the top family law attorneys. To become a Certified Specialist, Ruston was required to demonstrate a high level of experience by meeting specific task and experience requirements, including the following:
- Work in all the many areas of family law (restraining orders, custody, child and spousal support, division of community property, confirmation of separate property, related taxation issues, contempt actions and etc.);
- Experience in leading trials and hearings;
- Training regarding the psychological and counseling aspects of marital dissolutions and other family law situations, and
- Involvement in paternity litigation, adoptions, problems of the non-marital family, writs and appeals, child emancipation proceedings and domestic violence.
He also had to complete at least 45 (recent) hours of continuing education in family law and receive favorable evaluations from attorney peers and judicial officers. Only a small fraction of family law attorneys in "the 805" have achieved this. By contrast, Herring Law Group is proud to now have two Certified Specialists, including Greg (who achieved Certification in 2004). Ruston has always maintained the dedication, professionalism and ethical standards on which HLG stands. He is a zealous advocate, but also a principled one. We applaud him for this substantial achievement!