Sunnen Law

Sunnen Law

4.6 (11)
2 hires on Thervo
6 employees
17 years in business

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No matter what you are facing or how difficult things may be, we can help. Our highly skilled team at Sunnen Law has the experience and the patience to solve any issue that may arise with solutions that protect your legal and financial rights.Call us today for your free consultation and speak with an experienced and knowledgeable Attorney. Get answers now! 

Specializing in Family law litigation, Divorce/Legal Separation, High-Net-Worth Divorces, High-Conflict Custody Cases, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Restraining Orders, Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements, Terminating Parental Rights and all other Family law matters. The firm also practices Bankruptcy Law to protect parties financial rights.

We are committed to resolving our clients' legal issues in a timely and cost-effective manner. You can count on us to give your case the attention it deserves and to tailor our approach to your needs.

I enjoy being able to assist both Individuals and Families in need of legal advice and being able to solve their problems ina timely and cost-effective manner. 

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San Diego, CA 92101
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11 Reviews


  • Isaiah F.

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Chris is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate. Chris was the best attorney. Everyone at Sunnen Law was kind, caring and always made me feel like I was their only client even though they are very busy. Mr. Sunnen made my journey through a horrible time for my children and myself at ease, he was on point with everything and when he told me not to worry about things, he was right. Thank you Mr. Sunnen and your fantastic team for taking care of me and my children. All of you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. When you hire Mr. Sunnen, you get Mr. Sunnen. Thank you, Isaiah and Family

  • Quilnault B.

    Thank you for being such a wonderful lawyer, support system, advisor and friend throughout this entire ordeal. You are gifted at what you do and I appreciate all you’ve done to bring this situation to closure. I can’t imagine working with anyone else! You’ve set me free to start over… I’m excited about the future and look forward to enjoying every minute. You’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know :)

  • Joshua P.

    Hands down, the best law firm! Never before did I ever think I’d have to hire a Attorney until my husband served me with divorce papers. After attempting mediation and failing I stumbled upon Sunnen Law and had no idea what the process was or how to go about it. Attorney Christopher Sunnen was very straightforward and honest and fought for everything I deserved. Thank you to everyone for keeping me informed during every step and keeping me at ease when things got rough. If you want a strong advocate and litigator or just need a honest opinion this is your man. I would highly recommend this firm if you are looking for a divorce attorney.

  • Kali T.

    I phoned Chris’s office with questions about custody and how to proceed with me being in the Military. Chris and his team answered all of my questions over the phone and gave me really sound legal advice. Never did he try to reel me in as a client. He was very straightforward and honest wirh my case and provided me with options on how I could move foward and if i should even go foward at this time or wait it out. I appreciated his transparency and will hire him when I return from my leave.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

If you are seeking a family law attorney in San Diego County, or surrounding counties, Sunnen Law is ready to serve.


Once you contact the office, you will have the opportunity to schedule a consultation with Attorney Christopher J. Sunnen. The initial consultation can be done over the phone or in-person. We encourage every potential client to schedule an in-person consultation, however, we do understand that life is very busy and do offer over the phone consultations. We are flexible with our consultation times to best fit your schedule.


After the Initial Consultation is scheduled, Sunnen Law will contact you with our Client Intake Form. Our Client Intake form helps us gain knowledge about your background and information unique to your situation. We provide our forms prior to the consultation to allow you the time to carefully read, review and answer. However, if you are not able to fill out the paperwork prior to coming in, our staff will have one ready for you when you walk in the door.


The consultation is usually 30-minutes. The initial consultation is free, but we do charge a low flat rate for any secondary consultations. During this time, Attorney Sunnen will listen to you, ask questions, and gather information about you and your situation. Attorney Sunnen will make sure he understands your desired outcome and will explain how the California laws apply to your circumstances. We believe education is key to moving forward. During the consultation, Attorney Sunnen strives to make sure you fully understand the issues you are facing and how we can navigate to a better future.


At the conclusion of the consultation, you will receive an estimate of our services and a contract to take home to review at your leisure. Once you are ready to begin, we sign the contract and begin moving forward to better days.


Here at Sunnen Law, we are focused and deliberate in fighting for a better solution for you. Do you need a skilled and passionate attorney to protect what matters to you the most? Then Sunnen Family law is ready to navigate you to a perfect solution to serve your legal needs.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Over the last sixteen years, Mr. Sunnen has worked to protect his client’s rights both in and out of the courtroom and provides solutions to many challenging cases at a high level of professionalism. He specializes in both Family Law/Divorce and Bankruptcy Law. Mr. Sunnen is a member of the California State Bar and has been in private practice for over fifteen years, focusing on litigation in family court, federal court, tax court, bankruptcy court, and before various administrative agencies. Prior to his time in private practice, Mr. Sunnen was a clerk for Federal Magistrate David Noce in the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Sunnen graduated from law school at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was awarded “Best Brief” in Moot Court and was a three-year member of the Dean’s List, recognizing academic excellence. Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Sunnen attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated with a double major in Political Science and History and wrote an honors thesis. As a former Park Ranger, Mr. Sunnen has been, and is active in both the private and public sectors of the outdoor industry and has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to promote sustainable public lands appreciation, education, and protection. Mr. Sunnen is also the former head of a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that he founded and operated for a three-year period, and currently serves on the board of directors of another 501(c)(3) organization.
Mr. Sunnen is active in the local legal community, mentors’ young lawyers, and aspiring lawyers. When not at the office, Mr. Sunnen can be found traveling, climbing mountains, or generally, adventuring anywhere outside. In each case, he brings real-world experience to bear to resolve and de-escalate high conflict matters for the benefit of the firm’s clients.