Attorney John Negley

John Negley

John Negley has extensive experience in family law with over 100 family law contested hearings and trials. With prior experience in complex real property disputes, John's primary focus now is dealing exclusively with complex custody and financial disputes.

John understands the complex emotions involved in divorce, child custody and support, community and separate property, business valuation and domestic violence issues. He maintains a high level of proficiency and knowledge of the law in order to offer "zealous representation" with legal expertise tailored to your unique needs.

Over the years, John has handled a very broad range of cases including high net worth individuals involving multiple businesses and extensive real estate holdings. Our office has represented physicians, attorneys, former professional athletes as well as military service members, business owners, technology and engineering professionals, contractors and their spouses.

John is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association, VCBA - Family Law Bar Association and past board member. He is also a member of ProVisors as well as a past member of the Jerome Bensen Inns of Court, and has been nominated by his peers to Super Lawyers Rising Stars®.

John graduated top of his law-school class from the Southern California Institute of Law.

Out of the office, John is the father of five boys and enjoys CrossFit®, cycling, and surfing. He is also very active in his church and community.

Call today and schedule an appointment to talk to John about your legal issue: 888-387-5817

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Attorney Michael Rutkowski

Michael Rutkowski

Currently Michael Rutkowski focuses exclusively on all areas of family law. In addition, he also has state and federal experience in complex pharmaceutical litigation and intellectual property rights.

Michael grew up in the Bay Area, outside San Francisco, attending UC Berkley where he double majored in Psychology and Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, and after exploring neuropharmacology and cancer research, decided on pursuing a legal career as a means to work with new people and help individuals directly.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a member of the Missouri Bar, Michael practiced in multi-jurisdiction litigation settlement for several years before returning to California. He feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time as a stay at home dad, which has helped shape a real understanding of the many roles parents play in raising children.

He enjoys spending time on the beach with his brilliant wife and high school sweetheart and their amazing sons in sunny Southern California.

Attorney Michael Pamplona

Michael Pamplona focuses on wills and trusts, and other estate planning matters, as well as guardianships and a wide range of family law issues. A graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Michael clerked with the Ventura County District Attorney's office, conducting preliminary and other evidentiary hearings, as well as drafting motions and conducting research for sexual assault and capital offense cases. After his time with the District Attorney's office, Michael clerked with Ventura County Counsel and provided support for the Probate Division, where he aided in Lanterman Petris Short (LPS) Conservatorships, second chaired conservatorship trials, and conducted mental health conservatorship hearings. Michael is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association, and a member of the California State Bar Family Law and Trusts & Estate sections.

Born in Long Beach, CA, Michael moved to Ventura at age six and was raised there. He attended Ventura College where he obtained his A.A., then UC Santa Barbara, ultimately graduating with a B.A. from Cal State Northridge's Cinema Television Arts program. He worked in the entertainment industry for some time thereafter, working for Paramount Pictures, CBS Television, and, lastly, Judge Judy. After his time in the entertainment industry, he and his wife, also a Ventura local, returned to Ventura to raise their daughters in the city they both love.

Michael loves spending his free time with his wife and two daughters by going to Disneyland, taking family vacations, watching movies, and playing with his daughters at the park.