FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
Clients expect and pay more for Craig Cherney’s legal services. Craig has litigated in state and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and multiple lower federal courts. With legal experience spanning almost three decades including two federal clerkships, Craig also has 10 years business experience in real estate and private equity. Craig spent years in private equity where he aided asset underwriting and complex financial issues. Craig also excels in the negotiation of premarital and postnuptial agreements. In sum, Craig is highly effective managing any family law dispute from start to finish including trial and any subsequent appeal.
Craig understands the need for transparency and honesty with his clients. He will give you not just the positive possibilities but also the potential negative outcomes to the circumstances you find in. He also insists his clients display the same commitment to honesty and transparency. Craig will take on the opposing counsel in a non-compromising manner and will be your strongest advocate to either protect the marital estate or secure your maximum payout therefrom.
A UNIQUE TALENT ABOVE THE REST
Family Law is one area where Craig has unique abilities bringing his financial, business, and real property experience to the table. Craig has demonstrated his capability as an expert witness in real estate matters. With expertise in all aspects of real property, asset valuation and recovery as well as the valuation (and division) of businesses. This includes the valuation of current and potential income streams as well as locating assets that may be implicated or hidden.
Working for a federal judge is an honor bestowed on only the absolute best graduates. Following law school, Craig clerked for two federal judges. It is the toughest training available for any attorney. Craig’s experience in numerous federal court trials has sharpened all his communication skills, both verbal and written. Bringing all of this to every single case means Craig will get you the best possible results.
Craig has practiced laws for nearly a quarter of a century and has licenses in Arizona, Nevada and California. Craig brings reliable and strong legal skills and will not back away from his commitment to you. Craig will fight hard to make sure you get your share of the marital estate!
PRACTICE AREAS & EXPERIENCE
- Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Chief Judge Judith Keep – 1996 (S.D. Cal)
- Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Whelan – (1998-2004)(S.D. Cal)
EDUCATION & TRAINING
- University of San Diego
- School of Law 1996
- San Diego Law Review
- University of Virginia
- Bachelor of Arts 1993