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Robert Joseph Cleek

  • Divorce, Family Law, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • California
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Robert J. Cleek, a San Francisco native, attended St. Joseph's College Seminary and the University of San Francisco, graduating in 1970. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for nearly a decade in law enforcement as a correctional officer and counselor at San Quentin State Prison. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Golden Gate University School of Law 1978 and was admitted to practice immediately thereafter. He is admitted to practice before all the courts of California, the local federal District Courts, the Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Early in his legal career, Mr. Cleek’s practice included criminal defense and civil rights litigation as well general civil litigation matters through which he gained broad experience in trial and appellate practice. For the past twenty years his practice has been limited to family law trial and appellate practice, with an particular emphasis on complex litigation involving property division as well as issues relating to parenting and domestic violence. Mr. Cleek has been honored with an "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbel, the nation's foremost attorney peer rating system, being rated by his professional peers as a "preeminent" attorney with the very highest ethical standards. Cleek and Elin accepts cases in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and San Francisco Counties, as well as appeals before the appellate courts. The Law Offices of Cleek and Elin have been serving Marin County families since 1978. Our practice has historically been limited to cases in Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Because our practice is limited to family law, all of our clients are either individuals or families needing our help. Our clients’ matters are usually intensely personal and their cases demand prompt, individualized and compassionate attention.

Univ of San Francisco
Undergraduate Degree
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Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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American Jurisprudence Award - Family Law
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 83211
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Free Consultation
    We do not charge for our time spent interviewing prospective clients to assess whether we wish to undertake their representation.
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Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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Cleek and Elin - Attorneys at Law
Contact & Map
302 Hannan Ranch Lane
Petaluma, CA 94945
Telephone: (415) 897-4450
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