Carlsbad Family Law Attorneys

Reviews

Disclaimer: The posts below and specific case results are case and fact specific. Every family law case is different with its own set of circumstances. Please note that case results listed below are not meant to be a predictor or guarantee regarding future representation and are not meant to be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding a family law matter then you should speak with a family law attorney about the specific facts of your case.

  • I would highly recommend Griffith, Young & Lass to anyone looking for ethical, honest, hard-working and skillful lawyers.

    I would highly recommend Griffith, Young & Lass to anyone looking for ethical, honest, hard-working and skillful lawyers (I would stress these are actually rare qualities within the legal industry and “divorce industrial complex” portion of it in particular). When you mess up on picking who to marry, you definitely do NOT want to compound that error by picking the wrong legal representation to get you out of that situation.

    I went through a five-year custody dispute as part of the larger divorce process, and unfortunately started with the wrong legal representation before switching to GYL. John and Amy represented me for four years of the then uphill battle against my son’s mother who was and is willing to do anything to destroy my relationship with my son. They worked diligently to save my relationship with my son, and stuck with me throughout the long and arduous process. Ultimately the Court ruled virtually every aspect of the custody case in my favor—John, Amy, and Jeff and the rest of the staff at GYL were finally able to get the Court to see and understand the realities of my and my son’s situation.

    If John, Amy, and GYL had represented me from the beginning, I believe the custody issues would have been resolved much sooner, with much less time lost with my son, less emotional frustration and drama, and lower overall legal costs.

    - Scott G.

  • You cannot find a better law firm.
    I cannot say enough good things about John Griffith and this law firm. Each person i interacted with was responsive, intelligent, thoughtful and professional. Attorney Griffith worked very hard to avoid additional litigation, find a solution that minimized time and court involvement and get an amicable settlement. Unfortunately, the opposing party refused to compromise. In the end Griffith, Young and Lass went to battle for me, getting me 100% of what I requested. I absolutely recommend them without reservation. John Griffith and his team are top-notch. You cannot find a better law firm.

    - Michelle P.

  • All three lawyers worked together on the issues surrounding my case, which helped greatly when I was in need of answers or support.

    The GYL team is always prompt at returning calls & emails. From personal experience, I can tell you that they will not step away from your case until it's finished. All three lawyers worked together on the issues surrounding my case, which helped greatly when I was in need of answers or support.

    - Kelsey L.

  • It was the best decision I’ve made yet and hopefully, it will be yours too.

    Stop reading and hire Amy Lass already!!! It’s money well spent she will fight for whatever you need. Don’t hire an old fogey lawyer that charges the same but is unorganized and can’t talk their way out of a paper bag!! Amy knows her stuff and is commanding in the courtroom. She doesn’t back down from anyone. She’s a mother, so if you have kids it’s a no brainer. It was the best decision I’ve made yet and hopefully, it will be yours too.

    - Ian R.

  • Understanding, accessible, and I was very happy with the outcome of my case. If I could give a higher rating I would!

    Amy Lass was wonderful - ethical, honest, and straightforward. She was easy to work with, forthcoming about the process, set realistic expectations, always kept cost in mind. This was, of course, a very difficult time and process to work through. Amy was understanding, accessible, and I was very happy with the outcome of my case. If I could give a higher rating I would!

    - Jennifer P.

  • Had a FANTASTIC professional experience with Catie Young regarding a Security Clearance issue.

    Had a FANTASTIC professional experience with Catie Young regarding a Security Clearance issue. She exhibited a great focus on the details of my case. Catie's knowledge and familiarity with the judge, opposing counsel, and the procedural challenges associated with hearing a case of this type were extraordinary. Catie Young and her team are the VERY BEST!!!

    - Ron J.

    Categories: Military Divorce
  • Highly professional and supportive in a very uncertain time in my life.

    Catie Young and her team were highly professional and supportive in a very uncertain time in my life. Catie gave me sound guidance and I listened. My clearance was granted without any additional issues. I'd recommend this legal team to any Soldier needing help with their clearance.

    - K. Brooks

    Categories: Military Divorce
  • I highly recommend GYL if you are ever in need of a family law attorney.

    John Griffith and his team were absolutely amazing representing me during a very difficult divorce. After several court appearances and an extensive discovery process, my case went to trial. Mr. Griffith and his team were professional and caring, no matter who I corresponded with they were always knowledgeable of my case and quick to respond. Mr. Griffith was not only calm and straightforward he fought hard against the opposing firm and their unethical practices. Mr. Griffith was able to get my divorce settled in less than a year and prevailed in all areas. I highly recommend GYL if you are ever in need of a family law attorney.

    - Kimberley F.

  • Worth every penny! My custody case went as stress-free as it could possibly be.

    Jeff and all the staff are AMAZING! Worth every penny! My custody case went as stress-free as it could possibly be (we all know how stressful these battles are) but honestly to have the expertise from him and everyone there to help you through it all was just amazing! I referred my close friend to him because he helped me so much! Now he’s doing the same for her, I hate seeing anyone go through custody battles but if you’re in that situation and need someone who is trustworthy and great at what they do, then I swear this is the place to get the help!

    - Emily B.

  • I couldn’t have made it without them! I highly recommend them!

    GYL has been an extraordinary support and backing in my divorce. Being a male in the military, the process for divorce and custody is difficult. GYL was extremely helpful, and I was able to get full custody of my children. That alone is such a monumental feat, but the fact they worked with me on payment options also was vital. I couldn’t have made it without them! My lawyer Shirin is amazing, and the paralegals and staff are great. I highly recommend them!

    - Frankie S.

  • They were hard-working, knowledgeable, dedicated, and fair.

    John Griffith and the team at GYL provided great assistance to me throughout the litigation of my child custody case. They were hard-working, knowledgeable, dedicated, and fair. John even helped me to avoid extra costs associated with the process whenever possible: I would certainly recommend their services to anyone in need of family and divorce legal advice.

    - Kathryn O.

  • This firm is top-notch, always patient, responsive, and willing to help any way they can.

    This firm is top-notch, always patient, responsive, and willing to help any way they can. It's a great team and I have been 100% happy with the job they have done for me. I have also appreciated the understanding they have had with my financial situation, so thankful for that!!

    - Shayna V.

  • Always willing to listen to your concerns. I would highly recommend.

    John and his staff walked me through a very difficult and tenuous divorce. John is compassionate and kind, however, he will fight for you and your best interests. He is calm and calculated and extremely smart. He is always willing to listen to your concerns. I would highly recommend John Griffith. You want John on your side.

    - Ann M.

  • Extremely helpful, responsive, and reasonable and got the job done amidst tenuous circumstances.

    Catie was extremely helpful, responsive, and reasonable and got the job done amidst tenuous circumstances. She and her team were extremely compassionate, sensitive with me while concurrently advocating strongly on my behalf. I would definitely recommend her expertise and the firm’s services.

    - Jeremy R.

  • I felt like she was practical and knowledgeable and most importantly, she listened.

    I offered to pay after the free consult and they refused to accept my money! The professional and succinct assistance was a much-needed breath of fresh air in the maze of hurdles and complications with our family law case. In our call with Shirin, I felt like she was practical and knowledgeable and most importantly, she listened. We thought we could do this on our own and finally called for help because even when things appear black and white, family court throws a can of red paint. I look forward to working with the team and highly recommend them.

    - David R.

  • It wasn't an easy or quick process but they stuck with it till the SOR was withdrawn.

    Shirin and Sarah ran point on my security clearance. When you receive an SOR in the mail it can seem like a final irrevocable ruling. It gave me confidence knowing I had a competent team working on my case. It wasn't an easy or quick process but they stuck with it till the SOR was withdrawn.

    - Dale W.

    Categories: Military Divorce
  • I ended up getting my clearance and am very happy. It was all accomplished while I was deployed as well.

    I received a Statement of Reason on a subject that I admitted during my re look. I was surprised, upset (because I admitted it without prompting), and concerned I would lose my clearance. I had never experienced this before. I immediately contacted them and Catie Young was assigned to my case. She was extremely helpful and professional throughout. I ended up getting my clearance and am very happy with the way Catie worked with me. I definitely will recommend others to her who are experiencing the same situation that I was. It was all accomplished while I was deployed as well. She was available via phone or e-mail and it worked out great! Thank you Catie, you did a GREAT job.

    - Ed S.