At Burke & Domercq, LLP, in Carlsbad, California, two attorneys with outstanding credentials have partnered to create a firm focused exclusively on divorce and family issues.. We address matters at all levels of complexity and conflict with emphasis on focused personal attention, strategic preparation and cost-efficiency.
Daniel V. Burke has practiced family law since 1977, and has been certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California since 1991. Mr. Burke is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Burke has also served as a Judge Pro Tem of the San Diego County Superior Court since 1986.
Mr. Burke has lectured extensively throughout the state of California on a wide variety of family law matters for many organizations, and has also written extensively on family law matters. Daniel V. Burke will devote his 30+ years of skill, experience and expertise and the resources of a sophisticated and dedicated office to assist you in achieving your goals in your family matters.
Pierre A. Domercq gained extensive, invaluable experience in business prior to entering the practice of law in 1997, and he has since built an excellent reputation in San Diego area courts and among his professional peers. Mr. Domercq stays on the cutting edge of emerging family law issues, and he has appeared on television to comment on a major development in a prominent appellate case.
Ryan Foreman is an associate attorney in our office. Ryan graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he focused his efforts on litigation technique and trial advocacy. Ryan received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. While in law school Ryan clerked for the chief judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and developed his trial skills as a legal practitioner with the prosecutor and public defender offices.
At Burke & Domercq, LLP Ryan represents clients as they overcome the complex legal issues involved in divorce, custody, adoption, and domestic violence proceedings. Outside the office, Ryan enjoys surfing, biking, hiking camping, and spending time with his family.
Carolyn Dube is a document manager, and plays an important role as a member of the Burke & Domercq, LLP administrative team. Carolyn manages document processing, client files, billing and assists clients as well as staff with the administrative tasks necessary to keep the office running smoothly.
Carolyn lives in Oceanside with her husband and enjoys reading, sewing, football, running, yoga, and spending time with her family.
Rebecca Saunders is a leading member of our paralegal team. Rebecca grew up in Carlsbad, lived here most of her life, and brought her experience in family law to our office in early 2011. Rebecca graduated from the UCSD paralegal program after acquiring her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in Northern California, and has a background in early childhood development and education.
At Burke & Domercq, LLP, Rebecca assists our clients and attorneys throughout the legal process, oversees legal calendaring, and handles our website contacts. Outside the office, Rebecca enjoys running, fishing, snowboarding and enjoys spending time with her family.
Carol Cote is a member of our paralegal team. Originally from Connecticut, Carol moved to San Diego 16 years ago, and joined our office in 2012 after graduating with honors from the UCSD paralegal program.
At Burke & Domercq, LLP, Carol assists our clients and attorneys throughout the legal process. Outside the office, Carol likes to travel, spend time with family and friends, is very active with local dog rescues, and spends time volunteering at local animal shelters.
Penni Delagnes joined Burke & Domercq, LLP in 2004 and is our senior paralegal. Penni has 20+ years paralegal experience, primarily in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Penni works alongside our attorneys in all aspects of a case to provide superior personalized representation of our clients. Penni received her paralegal certificate with honors from the University of San Diego and Bachelor of Arts in political science from San Diego State University. In 2006, Penni was named Legal Assistant of the Year by Northern San Diego County Legal Professional's Association.
Penni is originally from New York and resides in Oceanside with her husband and two children. Penni spends her free time enjoying all that San Diego has to offer, being outdoors as much as possible, travel, yoga, reading, and just spending time with her family and close friends.
Vivian McKenzie is our office receptionist. Vivian grew up in Washington near Seattle and recently received her Bachelor's degree in Law, Societies and Justice.
At Burke & Domercq, LLP, Vivian assists the attorneys and paralegals with their daily tasks, helps manage calendaring, handles scheduling and oversees administrative duties. In her spare time, Vivian likes to exercise, spend time with her dogs, and visit with friends and family.
For more on our lawyers' backgrounds and accomplishments, please follow the links below to their individual profiles. To request a consultation focused on your needs and concerns, please contact our firm.