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Deneen Simon

Senior Paralegal/Office Manager
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Deneen has worked in the legal field for over 35 years. Her primary focus has been in family law as a paralegal in which she has over 20 years of experience. Deneen has worked under the supervision of attorneys as well as freelance in assisting clients with dissolution proceedings, custody and support disputes with a special emphasis on domestic violence restraining orders.

In the legal environment, Deneen has worked as a paralegal, legal secretary, word processor and office manager in the areas of civil litigation, labor and employment, family law, estate planning, probate, asbestos, pollution exclusion, products liability, dental and medical malpractice, prison litigation, civil rights, construction defect, patent, intellectual property, securities and insurance defense.

Deneen received her Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal Certificate from California State University, East Bay, Hayward in 1994.

In her spare time Deneen loves to participate in, and someday teach Zumba classes, hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Deneen lives in Oakland, CA with her husband, Kewesi Simon, American Eskimo, Khloe’ and American Staffordshire Terrier, Hazel. Deneen and her husband also have a mountain home in Mariposa, CA and plan to eventually leave the Bay Area to live full time.

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  • “I worked with Robert Travis who is incredible! He is a joy to work with, super knowledgeable, highly skilled, and efficient. Family law issues can be emotionally difficult, and he helped to make it as ...”

    - Julian C.
  • “I contacted Fenchel Family Law PC after my ex-wife, in an attempt to make her own life more convenient, suddenly served me with a TRO and move-away request to take our daughter out of state. ...”

    - John
  • “Those who've experienced a contentious divorce are familiar with the range and intensity of emotions and the challenges of litigation. Repeatedly targeted by an angry ex whose legal bills are paid by ...”

    - Matan
  • “Valerie did all the right things during my divorce process. She understands all aspects of a divorce and treats them in a holistic fashion. Smart and passionate but not pushy.”

    - Paul
  • “This review is long over due but better late than never. During my consultation, I immediately knew that I wanted to hire Valerie Fenchel to handle my divorce case. Not only is she extremely ...”

    - Liane

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