What We Do
We lead one of the most esteemed law practices in Southern California, built by a team who are the very best at what they do and who love doing it. We are experts in our field, serving clients when they need a hand in family matters, business, or solving cases outside of court.
We are real people who simply love people, and it shows.
In a nutshell, we help people navigate some of life’s toughest problems and we give them the tools to handle life’s conflicts head-on. It is incredibly fulfilling work – and we love the challenge.
How We Do It
What else sets Bennett and Bennett apart? Our lawyers do not handle “volumes” of cases – each attorney’s caseload is intentionally limited. We think you deserve attentive, individualized service. Our competitors think we’re nuts. That’s alright – we don’t worry about what the others think, we worry about what you think. Your needs are unique and you deserve a legal team that is intimately familiar with your case and your goals. That’s why we use a team approach, with multiple attorneys and paralegals who know you and your case.
Technology is a big part of our practice, and we use it to your maximum benefit. Need a face to face with your attorney but cannot make it to our office? No problem, we’re always “plugged in”, and really great at Internet conferencing. Need “real time” access to your case? Bennett and Bennett clients have their own online case portal, where all their files are stored and available for download and review at any time. We utilize secure messaging through the online case portal, where you can communicate with your attorneys and paralegals at any time, or view your account statements and even make online payments. We are paperless and accessible from anywhere in the world.
We are also leaders in our community – to keep our “servant style leadership” going, we stay well connected to current issues relevant to family law, business, and real estate. Our connection to the community allows us to know the best resources to help you get through to a happier place. We are fortunate to know the top realtors, therapists, accountants, financial advisors and other experts – we have built solid relationships with these folks, to help you build your “A” Team.
Bennett and Bennett attorneys lead non-profit and business organizations as officers and board members, have served as well-respected elected officials helping build quality, compassionate communities and serve the local courts as temporary judges they can call on, to fill in on the bench when a “regular” judge is out. We lead professional associations of judges and lawyers to raise the ethics and professionalism in our legal community.
We believe in giving back in a big way. So a portion of every dollar in attorney’s fees earned is donated back into our community to non-profits and organizations that make this world a better place. Check out our Give-Back Program.
About the Founders
Partners in business and in life, Greg and Kelly started Bennett & Bennett, APC in 1998 after they had each worked for other law firms. Greg and Kelly met while attending Pepperdine University in Heidelberg, Germany. After graduating college, they got married just two weeks before starting law school together at Pepperdine Law in Malibu, California.
With over 25 years of trial and professional mediation experience, Kelly spends her time representing individuals in family law cases, and mediating divorce, real estate, business and employment disputes. Kelly is also a popular speaker and teacher on marriage, conflict resolution and leadership. Her facilitation skills are also utilized by national organizations for goal setting sessions and other meetings where direction and productive problem solving are needed.
Greg has a wealth of experience in all aspects of business and real estate transactional law. Greg’s extensive training and experience makes him the firm’s “go to” guy for complex business and family law issues involving division of a family businesses, addressing the needs of high net worth clients, and dealing with complex real estate matters.
Kelly and Greg are leaders in the community – with a long rap sheet to prove it. Kelly was the first woman ever elected to the Murrieta City Council, where she served from 2006 to 2014 as Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Councilwoman. She has also served as two-time president of the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, as an appointed Judge Pro Tem for the Riverside County Superior Court, Chairwoman of the Western Riverside Council of Governments, and President and Founding Member of the Southwest Inns of Court. Greg is the Chairman of the Board for the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce and has served as membership director for the Temecula Noon Rotary Club.
Just need to talk, vent and get your worries heard? Your Bennett and Bennett Client Liaison is there to walk you through those concerns. We invite you to visit our web site often, for answers to your questions. We give away a wealth of information, because that’s what you need to make solid decisions.