Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney LLP
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 1170
Oxnard, CA 93036-0238 | Map
805.604.4100 Phone
805.604.4150 Fax


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As a Family Law attorney, I recognize the legal system can profoundly redefine lives and families.  The fundamentals of your life-relationship with your children, and your financial livelihood and security, are impacted by your representation and experience in this process.  I am a Certified Specialist in Family Law with over two decades of experience helping a wide range of people through this difficult process, by settlement or by trial.  I effectively negotiate fair and reasonable settlements and when necessary, I strongly argue for my clients at trial.

I practice in all areas of Family Law including dissolution of marriage actions, legal separations, parentage actions and guardianships.  I represent litigants but also am retained as a mediator, consultant or collaborative law divorce lawyer.  I also negotiate and draft prenuptial, cohabitation and postnuptial agreements. 

Loyola Marymount University, BA 1985

  • Business Administration
  • Magna Cum Laude

University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, JD, 1988

  • International Tax and Business Lawyer, Editor
  • U.C. Berkeley Cycling Team, Member

Stanford University, MA, 1992

  • International Policy Studies


Bar Admission

  • Admission to New York State Bar, 1989 (inactive)
  • Admission to Washington D.C. Bar, 1990 (inactive)
  • Admission to California State Bar, 1994
  • California State Bar Family Law Specialist Certification, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association, Board Member
  • Collaborative Family Law Professionals, Member
  • Mexican American Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Lawyers Bar Association, Member
  • Ventura County Bar Association, Member
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member

Personal Activities

  • Orca Youth Rugby, Ventura County, President
  • Avid cyclist

Languages: Spanish


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