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Nancy J. Bickford

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Phone: 858-793-8884
Fax: 858-793-8874

Del Mar Technology Center
12348 High Bluff Drive, Suite 220
San Diego, California 92130

Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Ms. Bickford practices exclusively in the area of family law helping clients with divorce and separation in San Diego. Ms. Bickford is a graduate of California Western School of Law where she received honorable recognition for outstanding achievement in the areas of community property, taxation and civil procedure, as well as a West Publishing Award in recognition of her overall outstanding scholastic accomplishment. Ms. Bickford received her Bachelor of Science from Miami University, with a dual major in Systems Analysis and Mathematics.

San Diego divorce attorney Nancy J. Bickford earned her Master's in Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and went on to pass the test to be certified by the state of California as a Certified Public Accountant. She worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. in San Francisco where she gained expertise in auditing various types of businesses and financial institutions. Ms. Bickford left Arthur Andersen & Co. to work as the controller for a privately run firm operating hotels and real estate investments.

Following her involvement in the hotel and real estate investment business, Ms. Bickford returned to school to study law. After receiving her Juris Doctorate degree, she was admitted to practice law in the United States District Court Southern District of California and in all courts in the state of California. Ms. Bickford was immediately attracted to providing divorce help in San Diego, where she has found the perfect cross-over that allows her to pursue her passion for the law while also utilizing her financial and business background. Ms. Bickford is the only attorney in San Diego County representing clients in divorce, who is a Certified Family Law Specialist and who also is actively licensed as a CPA.

Ms. Bickford has volunteered her time to the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program and has been recognized each year for her contributions to the program, whether for volunteering as an attorney, or for contributing to their education programs. For the last seven years, she has frequently sat as a court-appointed temporary judge for the Superior Court, County of San Diego Family Law Division. She has similarly been recognized by the Superior Court of the State of California County of San Diego for distinguished and dedicated services as a judge pro tem of the Superior Court.

Memberships/Awards/Activities

Founding Member: San Diego Family Law College of Child Advocacy
Member: California State Bar and the family law section
Member: San Diego County Bar Association: family law section
Member: Carmel Valley section of the San Diego County Bar Association
Executive Committee Certified Family Law Specialists - San Diego Chapter 2006-2008
Co-Chair: San Diego County Bar Association - Carmel Valley Section 2005-2007
Co-Chair: CFLS Winter Seminar 2007
Chair: CFLS Summer Seminar 2008
Volunteer Lawyers Program - Distinguished Service Award 2002
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Presenter: San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Seminar - 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
Presenter: National Business Institute, September 2003 - "Family Law in California"
Presenter: CFLS Summer Seminar 2003 - "Recent Cases and Statutes"
Presenter: CFLS Winter Seminar 2005 - "Support Calculator Software"
Presenter: CFLS Fall Seminar 2006 - "Evidence"
Presenter: CFLS Fall Seminar 2007 - "Income for Support"
Presenter: San Diego County Bar Association, Carmel Valley Section - "Fiduciary Duties 2004"
Board of Directors: Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce (1980-1985)
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Education

J.D., California Western School of Law, 1996

MBA - Major in Accounting , Golden Gate University

B.S. Dual Major, Miami University
Major: Systems Analysis Major: Mathematics

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

California, 1996
United States District Court Southern District of California , 1996

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Certified Family Law Specialists
Chair: CFLS Summer Seminar 2008 Committee Executive, San Diego Chapter 2006 - 2008 Co-Chair: CFLS Winter Seminar 2007 Committee Treasurer, San Diego Chapter 2007 - 2009

San Diego County Bar Association
Co-Chair, Carmel Valley Section 2005-2007

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists

American Inns of Court
J. Clifford Wallace Chapter, 2009 to 2011

Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist – Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Public Accountant – Certified by the California State Board of Accountancy
  • Masters in Business Administration – Golden Gate University

Legal Activities

  • Teacher-Mentor Award 2009 in honor of Michael C. Shea – Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Distinguished Service Award 2002 - Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club – 2009 to Present
  • Trojan League Associates of San Diego County – 2010 to Present
  • USC Marshall School of Business Alumni Association – 2010 to Present
  • ProVisors – 2009 to Present
  • Presenter: San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Seminar – 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Presenter: National Business Institute - “Family Law in California” - September 2003
  • Presenter: CFLS Summer Seminar 2003 – Recent Cases and Statutes
  • Presenter: CFLS Winter Seminar 2005 – Support Calculator Software
  • Presenter: CFLS Fall Seminar 2006 – Evidence
  • Presenter: CFLS Fall Seminar 2007 – Income for Support
  • Presenter: CFLS Winter Seminar 2009 – Ethics
  • Presenter: San Diego County Bar Association, Carmel Valley Section – Fiduciary Duties 2004