S. Michael Love | Retired

S. Michael Love was one of the firm’s leading family law attorneys until his retirement. Mike worked for the firm from 1972 to 2016 and had been a Certified Family Law Specialist from 1980 to 2015.

Michael Love

S. Michael Love

He specialized in dissolutions of marriage, focusing mainly on high asset, long-term marriages. He was also a Mediator in dissolution matters. San Diego Magazine chose Mike as one of the top family law attorneys in San Diego County in 1996, 2001, and 2005 through 2010, and the Daily Transcript voted him as one of their Top Attorneys for 2010. Mike was also named in the 1989 through 2010 Volumes of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mike represented family law clients in a wide variety of matters, including the following:

  • High asset and complex litigation
  • Separation agreements
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Temporary and permanent support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Relocation
  • Paternity
  • Restraining orders


  • California Western School of Law, J.D. 1972
  • Arizona State University


  • San Diego County Bar Association (Former Vice President and Director)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • San Diego County Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Certified Family Law Specialist Committee (Former Chairman)
  • Foothills Bar Association (Former President)
  • Panelist for Continuing Education of the Bar, Family Law
  • Past Chairman/Panelist, Annual Family Law Specialists’ Seminar
  • Article Writer – San Diego Trial Lawyers Association