Santa Barbara, CA:

Douglas R. Donnelly

  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Suite 201, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2017
  • 30 + yrs. Adoption & Guardianship Lawyer, Adopting Parent, AV Rated Serving CA. Past-President of Academy of California Adoption Lawyers, Fellow of American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 800-350-5683
  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (0)
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #22 in weekly profile views out of 352 Law Firms in Santa Barbara, CA
    • #794 in weekly profile views out of 299,964 total Law Firms Overall
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About our Santa Barbara, CA: office

It has been our privilege for over 30 years to represent adopting families, birth mothers, and adopted children. Our practice is limited to adoption law and guardianships. That is ALL that we do, it is not a sideline. We have represented adopting families from throughout the United States, and several foreign nations. We have handled adoption cases at all levels up to and including the California Supreme Court, and have been successful in helping to make California adoption law more child-friendly.

Doug Donnelly, is an adopting father, author, and lecturer, and is a past-President of the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers, and a charter member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. He has testified numerous times before committees of the California legislature, and has helped to write numerous legislative bills that have passed the legislature and become law. He and his work have been featured in the media, and he has been seen on the CBS News program "48 Hours," and has received but declined invitations to appear on "Larry King Live," and the "Oprah Winfrey Show."

The Martindale-Hubbell listing service (publisher of the website) rates attorneys throughout the United States, and for 15 consecutive years has awarded Mr. Donnelly their highest possible rating, "AV," which is awarded to fewer than 3% of all practicing attorneys. These ratings are based upon confidential peer reviews, and an "AV" rating is awarded only to those attorneys who are considered to have "from very high to preeminent" legal ability.

Martindale-Hubbell also for 2013 has awarded Mr. Donnelly the "Client Distinction Award," which is based upon client ratings, and is awarded to less than 1% of the over 900,000 attorneys rated. This award is based upon client ratings of the attorney's "Communications Ability, Responsiveness, Quality of Service, and Value for Money."

The Better Business Bureau has also awarded his business practices with a "A+" rating, which is their highest possible rating.

Office Details

Contact Information:
805-962-0988  Phone
855-248-6859  Phone
805-966-2993  Fax
Mailing Address:
1332 Santa Barbara Street, Suite 201, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2017
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Year Established:
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
Office Hours:
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Areas of Practice (3)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Santa Barbara office:

  • Practice Emphasizing Adoption Law
  • Related Child Custody Proceedings
  • Guardianship

People (1)

Adoption Law, Interstate Child Custody, Guardianship

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Gold Client Champion

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