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Year founded: 1983
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This firm is devoted exclusively to the practice of family law. Mr. Cruse and his four support staff handle complex family law cases and child custody disputes. Mr. Cruse is in his 40th year of the practice of law. His clients are business professionals, business owners, military officers, those with professional practices and the financially independent. Mr. Cruse is a recognized expert in electronic discovery.


Gordon D. Cruse, APLC is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

San Diego
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation


Regional Rankings

San Diego
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Technology Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Gordon D. Cruse, APLC has 1 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Gordon D. Cruse, APLC eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Male: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Non-Legal Employees
Female: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1


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  • Norby Award

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