Gregory W. Herring


Herring Law Group


559 San Ysidro Road Suite G
Santa Barbara CA, 93108
Phone: (805) 983-6452
Fax: (805) 278-1679


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation



  • Los Angeles, California
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • Ventura, California

Legal Organizations

Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2005 - present); Family Law Editor of the Ventura County Bar Association's monthly periodical, Citations (2008-present); Advisor to the Executive Committee of the California State Bar's Family Law Section "FLEXCOM" (2005-2006); Chair of FLEXCOM (2004-2005); Vice Chair of FLEXCOM (2003-2004); Editor of FLEXCOM’s quarterly periodical, Family Law News (2003-2004); Assistant Editor of Family Law News (2002-2003); Member, California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (2003-present); Long-time member and prior officer (various positions) of the VCBA's Family Law Section; Long-time member of the VCBA's Business Law & Litigation Section; Long-time member of the Los Angeles County and Ventura County Bar Associations


Certified Specialist in Family Law, by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California (2003-present); AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Ratings; “Super Lawyer(2007-present); One of "Southern California's Best Lawyers" survey (2008-present).

CLE Presentations

Co-presenter: "The Practical and Productive Use of Forensic Accountants" (with Jack Zuckerman, CPA) (State Bar webinar 2014); Co-presenter "Confidential Information and the Ethics of Technology in the Law Office" (with Gordon Cruse and Ken Raggio) (AAML webinar, 2014); Presenter, "Deconstructing Real Property Appraisals" (Southern California Chapter AAML Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2014); Presenter, "Trust but Securitize" (Northern California Chapter AAML Symposium, 2012); Co-presenter, "How to Try a Family Law Case to Win the Appeal" (with Wendy Lascher) (Pasadena Bar Association program, 2012); Panelist, "Get Back to Work: A Guide to Effectively Using and Opposing Vocational Evaluations (with the Honorable William Q. Liebmann and Ann Wallace, Ph.D.) (Ventura County Bar Association program, 2011); Panelist: “Ditching the Dissomaster in High Wage Earner Cases” (with The Honorable Thomas T. Lewis and Jack Zuckerman, CPA) (Beverly Hills Bar Association’s 36th Annual Family Law Symposium, 2010); Presenter: “Deviation from Guideline Support: Extraordinary High Earners and ‘the Dick Wolf Exception” (Pasadena Bar Association Program, 2010); Presenter: “Move-away Issues in Custody and Parenting Cases” (Ventura Volunteer Lawyers Services Program, 2010); Moderator: "Protecting the Appellate record at Hearings and Trial" (with Justice Arthur Gilbert and Garrett C. Dailey, Esq.) (AAML Southern California Chapter, Fifteenth Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2008); Panelist: "Gift Giving/Transmutation" program (AAML Southern California Chapter, 2007 Retreat); Panelist: “Fundamentals of Family Law Practice” (with Peter M. Walzer, Esq.) (California State Bar/Continuing Education of the Bar program, 2006); Presenter: “Striving for Full Accountings: The Productive Use of Forensic Accountants in Family Law Cases” (CPA*Law Society of Ventura County, 2002)


"2014 State of the Family Law Courts" (Citations 2014); The Fair Treatment of 'Out Spouses' in Family Business Buy-outs" (Citations 2014); "Separated Under the Same Roof? Marriage of Davis Eases the Transition" (Citations 2014); "Personal Information, Privacy and Related Concerns" (Citations 2013); “When ‘Guideline’ Child Support Is Too Much: Extraordinary High Earners And ‘The Dick Wolf Exception’” (Citations, 2010); “Who Gets the Baby? (The Family Business, That Is!)" (Citations, 2010); “The Perils of Serving as Mediation Counsel following Porter v. Wyner” (Citations, 2010); “Top Family Law Legislation and Cases of 2009" (Citations, 2010); "Jamie McCourt, Meet Jill Friedman: Post-marital Agreements and the Dodgers" (Citations, 2009); "Extortion - Free Attorneys' Liens in Family Law Cases" (assisted by Bret G. Anderson, Esq.) (Citations, 2009); "There Ought to be a Law...or Not (The Legislative Process and AB612 re: Parental Alienation Syndrome)" (Citations, 2009); "Elkins Redux" (Citations, 2009); "Top Family Law Legislation for 2009" (Citations, 2009); “In Elkins v. Superior Court, The California Supreme Court Demands Due Process And Justice, Not Just Expediency, In The Family Law Courts” (Citations, 2007); "Transmutation Landmine: Marriage of Starkman's Questionable Application of the MacDonald Test and Failure to Acknowledge the Possibility of 'Estate Planning Transmutations' under Federal Tax Law" (Family Law News, 2007); "What Words Don't You Understand - Fiduciary or Duty? In Amending Family Code Section 721, The Legislature Gives Unhappy Couples One More Thing to Fight About" (Family Law News, 2002 (co-authored with Peter Walzer); "What Every Attorney Should Know about Newly Amended Family Code Section 721" (Citations, 2002)

AAML Chapter

Dean of Southern California Chapter's annual Trial Basics Seminar (2014-present); Chapter President (2013-2014); President-elect (2012-2013); Vice-president, Programs (2011-2012); Dean of 17th annual Institute of Trial Advocacy (2010); Member of Board of Directors (2007-2014)