Garrison (Bud) Klueck, CFLS, JD, MA


Biographical Info


  • JD University of San Diego (USD) School of Law
  • MA San Diego State University (SDSU)
  • BA Wayne State University


  • Certified Family Law Specialist – Board of Legal Specialization State Bar of California
  • Credentialed Mediator – National Dispute Resolution Center (NDRC)
  • Trained in Collaborative Divorce with first group of San Diego Collaborative Professionals (Jan. 2001)

Practice Specialties

  • Family Law – Collaborative, Mediation and Litigation
  • Commercial and Civil Law – Mediator and Arbitrator

Memberships & Honors

  • Foothills/East County Bar Association (FBA) – President 2003; Vice President 2002
  • FBA – Treasurer 2001; Secretary 2000; Director 1992-1995
  • San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) – Vice President 2007, 1998
  • SDCBA, East County Representative, Board of Directors, 2017
  • SDCBA – Director 2005-2007, 1996-1998
  • SDCBA Referral Service Award – 50th Anniversary SDCBA/LRIS Award
  • Association of Collaborative Professional – Member
  • Santee (California) Chamber of Commerce – President 1997
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego – Director 1992-1995; Vice President East County Chapter 1994-1995
  • Appointed by San Diego County Board of Supervisors as County Public Law Library Trustee 2004-2007
  • Named Top Attorney – San Diego Daily Transcript 2007
  • Named Super Lawyer – Super Lawyer Magazine 2007

Relevant Experience

Several Collaborative Divorce/Collaborative Law cases, dozens of mediated divorces and hundreds of litigated divorces. I have been “in the trenches” for many years in “bloody” divorce cases. I also have been frequently appointed by various Judges to represent children in highly-contested custody disputes (Minor’s Counsel). I have seen first hand the destruction created by those disputes to the families, to their finances and to their children. Social science researchers are overwhelmingly consistent in their observation that children are adaptable and can survive divorce pretty well. What they cannot survive is prolonged or endless fighting between the parents. Collaborative Divorce has the potential to save the parties from their most destructive impulses thereby saving their children anxiety, possibly saving themselves money (or at least retaining greater control over how the money is spent) and saving themselves the worst type of pain. I prefer and believe in the Collaborative process more than the other methods.