Hildy L. Fentin

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Hildy L. Fentin has built a local and national reputation for excellence, integrity and professionalism, with over 40 years of experience handling complex Family Law matters. She graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 1980 and then gained admittance to the bars of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California. A former Legal Aid attorney in the San Francisco area, Hildy has focused exclusively on Family Law since 1983. Hildy is a partner and chair of the of the Family Law Mediation and Collaborative practice group.

Hildy’s practice is focused on Family Law Mediation and Collaborative Law. Her approach fosters creative problem solving and peaceful resolutions. With her experience and personal attention, Hildy empowers clients to make informed decisions about their finances and their family in an efficient and cost effective manner.


  • J.D.

    Rutgers University School of Law
    - 1980

  • B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

    University of Massachusettes Amherst
    - 1977

Awards & Accolades

  • Norby Award Recipient, 2001
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2007-Present
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠ by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
    • Served as Treasurer, Membership Chair, and Board Member
    • President, 2015-2016
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Executive Committee of the Certified Family Law Specialist Committee, 1995-1997 and 1999-2001, Chair, 2001
    • Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, 1994-1998
    • Family Court Services Committee, 1999-2003
    • Family Law Local Rules Committee, 2003-2008, Chair, 2003-2004
    • Minors Counsel Committee, 1997-2009, Chair, 1997-1998
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
    • Member, 2003-Present
    • Board Member, 2009, 2011-2012
    • President, 2013
  • The Lawyers Club of San Diego, Member, 1990-Present
  • San Diego Trial Lawyers, Member, 1995-2000

Counties Served

San Diego County
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http://fentinlaw.com/; https://hcesq.com/


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    San Diego, CA