Family Law Attorney Profiles

The Hosfords value family relationships and believe that although the family changes form after a divorce or a breakup, where children are involved, the family relationships continue. In addition to their years of professional experience, the Hosford family has personal experience with divorce, domestic violence, protracted child custody disputes, and step-parenting issues, giving them insight into and compassion for their clients’ challenges. They also understand the dynamic of long-term marriage relationships – Stephen and Valerie have been married since 1975!

Ideally, divorce can be accomplished with a minimum of conflict. However, facts and circumstances sometimes direct otherwise. In either case, it is crucial that you seek appropriate legal advice and representation to help protect your rights, to provide the best solution for your family and allow you to get back to conflict-free daily living.

Attorney – Johnathan W. Hosford

Johnathan William Hosford started his post collegiate career in service of the United States Coast Guard, serving honorably on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Storis, WMEC 38, out of Kodiak, Alaska. John later served at the Command Area Master Station Pacific, a communication base in Pt. Reyes Station, California. He used the G.I. Bill to finance law school, graduating Magna Cum Laude, while raising three young children and working for Union Pacific Railroad in the Information Technology Division.

 

 

Education

  • USCG Basic Training, USCG Advanced Electronics Training
  • California Polytechnic University, Pomona – Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems
  • University of San Luis Obispo School of Law – Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • California State Bar – 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Central Division

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association

Attorney – Stephen C. Hosford

Stephen C. Hosford was born in Mitchell, South Dakota. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from San Diego State University. He went on to study law and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1976 from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton. He is a gifted negotiator and trial advocate.

Education

  • Western State University – Juris Doctorate
  • San Diego State University – Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • California State Bar – 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California - 1977

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Attorney – Valerie Ryall Hosford

Valerie Ryall Hosford was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She came to law as a second career, graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors) from Western State University College of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 1994. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist (State Bar Board of Legal Specialization), and is a trained mediator and practitioner of collaborative divorce. Legal research and writing are her passions.

Education

  • Western State University – Juris Doctorate
  • Bar Admissions
  • California State Bar – 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California – 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists