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Craig Van Thiel

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Divorce Lawyer in Oceanside

Craig Van Thiel is a licensed California attorney specializing in family law matters for over eight years. Specializing in complex family law matters, Mr. Van Thiel has built a reputation for bringing even the most complex family law matters to a just and cost-efficient resolution.

Mr. Van Thiel graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He continued his legal education at the University of San Diego School of Law and received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1998. He has also received a degree in Comparative Criminal Law and International Human Rights from the University of San Diego, Dublin Institute on International and Comparative Law.

Before entering private practice, Craig worked for the State Child Support Enforcement Unit and is uniquely aware of the inner workings of the enforcement unit as well as the complexities of child support establishment and enforcement. In private practice, Craig has asserted himself in the North County legal community as a trusted litigator. Craig, however, prides himself on his ability to bring even the most complex cases to an amicable agreement without the cost of litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of California, Riverside
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of San Diego
    • Major: Comparative Criminal Law and International Human Rights
  • Dublin Institute
    • Major: International and Comparative Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • State Child Support Enforcement Unit
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