Rolf Kruger is a leading legal specialist in family and divorce law. Mr. Kruger is certified by the State Bar of California as a legal specialist in the field of family and divorce law, since 2004.
Mr. Kruger brings tenacity and compassion to litigation and mediation of complex divorce financial matters and custody disputes. Mr. Kruger strategizes and guides clients through an array of matters, from high asset dissolutions to custody and visitation agreements. Mr. Kruger's comprehensive knowledge includes business valuation, stock option and deferred compensation issues, complex property issues, high-earner child and spouse support, parentage and custody actions, creation of pre-nuptial agreements, breaches of fiduciary duties, and other complex family issues.
Mr. Kruger's extensive background in family law and years of successful experience allow him to assist clients in analyzing their options and opportunities, as well as recognizing their risks and vulnerabilities. Mr. Kruger brings resourcefulness and creativity to every case; characteristics that have led to his continued prosperous representation of venture capitalists, CEOs and other executives of domestic and international companies, business owners and their respective spouses.
Mr. Kruger is further trained in collaborative law–a voluntary process of dispute resolution and settlement which provides an alternative to Court proceedings through a mutually acceptable agreement. Working with every party, Mr. Kruger strives to dissolve the marriage in a manner that attends to everyone's legal, financial and emotional needs.
Mr. Kruger is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the American Bar Association, 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 and empathetic attorney in his law practice and when acting as a divorce mediator for parties.
Mr. Kruger has been named a family law SuperLawyer™, a distinction reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in Northern California. Mr. Kruger was recently appointed by the Board of Governors for the California State Bar to be a select member of the Family Law Advisory Commission for all certified family/divorce law specialists in California. Mr. Kruger is also a named partner of the AV rated law firm practicing in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties. Additionally, 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, water skiing, snow skiing/boarding, scuba diving, and traveling.
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.