Primarily focusing his practice on family law, Rolf D. Kruger was certified
by the State Bar of California as a specialist in 2004. His compassion
for his clients and persistence in negotiations and litigation are the
qualities that differentiate him in the field of family law.
Mr. Kruger assists his clients through the most complex of divorce cases,
handling everything from child custody disputes and move away issues,
to complicated property ownership issues.
Mr. Kruger has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Santa Clara University
where he excelled in accounting. Prior to law school he worked for Dean
Witter which later merged with Morgan Stanley. Since receiving his law
degree, he has remained fluent in accounting, tax and complex financial
issues, including venture funding and crypto currencies (e.g. Bitcoin,
Ethereum, Litecoin, and other alt coins). His varied experience benefits
his clients in high-profile divorce cases and he has often been requested
to be a consultant for parties in dispute.
Mr. Kruger's commitment to excellenceto his clients is evident in his awards and recognitions, including his appointment
to the State Bar Family Law Advisory Commission by the Board of Governors
of the State Bar of California in 2009. He was named vice president for
the state board in 2011 and chair in 2013-2014. He carries an A-V-Preeminent
Status by Martindale-Hubble and has a perfect 10.0 rating with Avvo. Periodically,
Mr. Kruger acts as a temporary judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Mr. Kruger is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Santa
Clara County, San Mateo County and Palo Alto Area Bar Associations. Prior
to joining the bar in California in 1995, he practiced in Oregon, an equitable
distribution state. Mr. Kruger also serves regularly as a judge pro tem
for the Santa Clara County Superior Court in divorce and family law matters.
This position enables Mr. Kruger to better act as an effective attorney
in his law practice and when acting as a divorce mediator for parties.
Mr. Kruger has been named a family law Super Lawyer™ for the past
eight years, a distinction reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in Northern
California. In 2014, Super Lawyers™ ranked Mr. Kruger in the elite
Top 100 attorneys over all practice areas in Northern California.
In 2012, Mr. Kruger was appointed by the Board of Governors for the California
State Bar to be a commissioner for the Family Law Advisory Commission. In 2014, Mr. Kruger became chair
of the board of the Family Law Advisory Commission. In 2012-2013,
Mr. Kruger received the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
The AV Preeminent® rating is a significant accomplishment, indicating
that the lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to have demonstrated
the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability. He is also ranked
a perfect 10.0 by
AVVO.com which rates attorneys and those in the medical field.
Mr. Kruger has been a guest on Chuck Finney's radio show "Your
Legal Rights" on KALW 91.7 FM to discuss divorce concepts.
Born and raised in San Mateo County, Mr. Kruger fills his spare time with
family, and traveling.
Education and Awards
BS, Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, 1991
JD, Willamette University College of Law, 1994
Mr. Kruger is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law in Salem,
Oregon with a three-year Trustee Scholarship. He earned his J.D. in 1994,
as well as a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. The Willamette University
Center for Dispute Resolution at the College of Law has been rated as
one of the top five dispute resolution programs in the country by U.S.
News and World Report. While attending Willamette University College of
Law, Mr. Kruger was the President of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.
Mr. Kruger received his Bachelor of Science in finance in commerce from
Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business in 1991. While
attending SCU, he was honored by the international business honor society,
Beta Gamma Sigma, and chaired the Theta Chi Fraternity Alumni Committee.