Our Practice

Our Approach


We are seasoned litigators dedicated to achieving the results you want and helping you to understand the variety of actions we can take on your behalf, given your individual case.  We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

Practice Areas


  • Family Law
  • Divorce or Legal Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Restraining Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Defense of Criminal Charges
  • DUI'S and Traffic Offenses
  • Bankruptcy Actions

A Team in Your Corner


With over 30 + years of combined legal experience, including expert paralegal and investigative support, we are here to meet your Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Ventura legal needs.  

Our Team

Meet Our Attorneys


Tracey Rangel Cruz


 A graduate fromSanta Barbara High School, UCLA and the UCLA School of Law, Ms. Cruz has tried literally hundreds of trials over her 24 year career.  Please see her bio page for more information about how she can assist you with your family law or criminal matter.

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Lauren A. Rode


 Lauren A. Rode is a Cornell University and University of Minnesota School of Law graduate, and has practiced bankruptcy and family law in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas.  Please see her bio page for more information about her experience and credentials.

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