Annette Hall Neville

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After a career as a professional dancer, Annette attended the University of California at San Diego as a writing major with a minor in French Literature. She graduated Summa cum Laude. She was also inducted into UCSD’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She then attended California Western School of Law on a full academic scholarship, graduating Cum Laude.

Annette has been practicing exclusively in family law since she graduated from law school. She opened her own family law practice in 2005. Annette became a Certified Family Law Specialist in 2015, a fellow in AAML in 2018, and a fellow in International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) in 2020.

In her spare time, Annette enjoys cooking, yoga, travel, and attending as much theater and ballet as her schedule permits.


  • J.D., cum laude

    California Western School of Law
    - 2003

  • B.A. in Writing, Minor in French Literature, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

    University of California San Diego
    - 2000

Awards & Accolades

  • Super Lawyers, San Diego, 2019-2022
  • North County Bar Association, Family Law Attorney of the Year, 2015

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2018-Present
  • AAML, Southern California Chapter
    • Board of Directors, 2020-2022
    • Co-Dean of Trial Advocacy Institute, 2021
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow, 2020-Present
  • Judicially-Appointed Positions
    • San Diego Superior Court Family Law Pro Tem Judge, 2012-Present
    • Guardian ad Litem, 2015-Present
    • San Diego Superior Court Local Rules Committee, 2015 and 2018
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member, 2013-Present
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association (SDFLBA), 2014-Present
    • Board of Directors, 2017-2019
    • President of Board of Directors, 2018
    • Education Committee, 2017-2019.
    • Chairperson Winter Continuing Education Seminar, 2016
    • Chairperson Summer Continuing Education Seminar, 2016
  • North County Bar Association, Member, 2012-Present
    • Board of Directors, 2017-2018
    • Family Law Committee, 2017-2018
  • North County Family Law Specialists, Member, 2013-Present
    • Chairperson of Education Committee, 2013-2019
  • American Inns of Court, Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Chapter, Member, 2013-2014
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2021-Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2021-Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2021-Present
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, 2021-Present

Counties Served

San Diego & Los Angeles Counties
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  • Law Office of Annette Hall Neville

    Carlsbad, CA