It was recently announced that Richard Renkin of Renkin & Associates was awarded the top attorney award for 2011. According to Richard, “This is truly an honor to be awarded by my peers in my chosen profession.”
Richard has been handling Family Law cases for over 24 years includingfinancial issues, child custody, child support issues and domestic violence cases as well as divorce litigation. Additionally, he has tackled high-end financail cases resulting in postive outcomes for his clients.
The process to become a San Diego Top Attorney is extensive. First, he must be nominated by a peer. Once nominated and oncethe semi-finalists have been carefuly selected, his attorney peers vote for the candidates.
Richard has an extensive background in real estate andbuiness as well in civil litigation.This experience has enchanced his family practice. Beginning in 1991, he began his practice as a sole practitioner with the passion and the necessary focus of helping many people through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
Some of his accolades include being a distingusihed member of the California State Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, a member of the Certified Family Law Section of the SDCBA, Settlement Congference Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Superior Court as well as Judge Pro Temfor the Small Claims Division of the San Diego Superior Court.
On a personal level, he has been married to Paula Renkin for 28 years. Together, they have two children, Allyson and Robert and two grandchildren, Taylor and Victor. In his spare time, he is an avid golfer and racquetball player. In his own words, he states he “uses exercise to developand maintain his patience, clarity and focus.
Having served as president of the Downtown Lions Club from 2010 to 2011, he is now the past president and assistant chair of the Welfare Foundation for the Downtown Lions Club. Additionally, he is on the board of directors for Kid’s Turn and is currently teaching Community Property at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Furthermore, he has been an umpire and umpire-in-chief in Little League, president and member of the Men’s Club for Congregation Beth Israel and fundraiser for Hannah’s House.