Cameron M. Fernandez – Founder
Cameron M. Fernandez graduated with High Honors from Santa Barbara College of Law in 2005. While attending law school, he worked full-time at the Law Offices of Shannon L. Fernandez. During law school, Cameron completed internships with Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rogelio Flores, as well as the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.
Cameron became a partner in the law firm Fernandez and Fernandez in 2007. Cameron is among a very select group of attorneys to achieve the status of a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and the Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent award. Additionally, Cameron has been named to The National Trial Lawyers’ prestigious list of top 40 attorneys under 40 years of age and carries a Superb rating by Avvo. Simply put, Cameron is one of the most decorated family law attorneys in the state.
Cameron has developed a superb reputation amongst his peers and the judiciary for being an extremely bright and talented lawyer. Almost entirely by word of mouth, Cameron’s reputation has preceded him and Cameron is now highly sought after by clients who have assets and children to protect and who demand high- quality representation. Consequently, Cameron has acquired a high level of experience with complex family law cases, over the past 12 years of practice. Cameron’s expertise has resulted in a loyal following of clients. He has represented the following, or the spouse of the following: professional athletes, actors, corporate executives, fellow attorneys, judges, accountants, doctors, dentists, real estate professionals, engineers and a myriad of other professionals and business owners (small and large).
Cameron meticulously prepares for each and every court appearance and presentation, all the while extending the utmost professional courtesy and compassion for his clients. Cameron has mastered the balance between professionalism, pragmatism and appropriately aggressive representation. He combines his natural gifts with a work ethic that is unsurpassed. One of Cameron’s competitive advantages is that he out-works his competition.
Besides his dedication to the legal profession, Cameron is active at the community level as a volunteer coach. He has coached youth basketball and little league for the past several years. Cameron has also been a guest speaker at public outreach events, local bar association functions and on the radio. He is also a devout Christian and is a very active member of his church. Cameron has also accepted court appointments to serve as minor’s counsel in complex child custody cases.
Cameron has been married for over 18 years. He and his wife Rachael are the parents of 5 wonderful children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, surfing, traveling and playing basketball and baseball and serving in his church.
Dallas C. Simkins-Partner
Dallas C. Simkins is among an elite group of attorneys to achieve the status of a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Dallas arrives in Central California after exclusively practicing family law in Orange County, California for over five years. He carries with him many memories and experiences that led him to practice family law. From mowing lawns during the summers in Southern Utah as a child, to working alongside his father for John Deere in high school, to working for Best Buy in college, Dallas brings his skills and knowledge to the table to compete at the highest level.
Dallas graduated from Dixie State University in St. George, Utah with a degree in business administration. He and his wife then moved to California where Dallas attended law school at Western State University College of Law while also earning his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the same time. In law school, Dallas interned for The Honorable Clay M. Smith, Superior Court of Orange County, where he earned an appreciation for family law participants on a judicial level.
Immediately following law school, Dallas worked for a highly-esteemed family law office where he learned to hone his skills as a family law practitioner. His article about adult child support was published in Orange County Lawyer Magazine in November of 2013. He speaks Spanish fluently.
Dallas and his wife have been married for over ten years and are proud parents of two children. When not working at the office, Dallas enjoys working on old cars, computers, and spending time with his family.
As a veteran of the United States Air Force, Carmen is prepared for whatever a case throws at her. With Strong skills and a deep dedication to her client, she’s a key member of the Fernandez team and a valuable resource for our clients. Carmen is among a very select group of attorneys who have had the privilege of clerking for a local San Luis Obispo judicial officer, Commissioner Erin M. Childs.
An efficient, compassionate attorney, Carmen approaches each case with a tactical eye. In addition to her military service, Carmen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fresno State University. Following that accomplishment, she then earned her Juris Doctor from San Joaquin College of Law.
When Carmen is not at work, you can probably find her hiking or playing with her son.
After graduating from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, James attended the University of the Pacific, earning a Master’s degree in sports management and a Juris Doctorate degree. While attending the University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law, James interned for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legal department and the California Military Department. James was also able to accomplish the joint JD/MBA degree, taking an extra year at California State University Sacramento, to finish the MBA.
James lived in Brazil for two years and is fluent in Portuguese. He understands and can read Spanish. He also studied German for three years.
James’ background and experience in business has given him a unique perspective on family law matters. He is proficient in the procedural aspects of divorce, custody, and support issues. He was a law clerk with the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez for a year before becoming an attorney and was mentored by Mr. Fernandez during that time.
Having been born and raised in Arroyo Grande, James could not wait to return to the Central coast. He loves everything about the area, but especially the people and is excited and highly motivated to serve them. James is married to his beautiful wife and they are the parents of a vivacious two-year-old daughter. When James is not working for his clients, he is playing with his daughter, in the gym playing basketball or coaching volleyball, or participating in activities at his church.
David N. Booth
After graduating from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in history, David attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange County. While attending Chapman University School of Law David clerked for the 4th District Court of Utah and completed a two year internship with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.
David Graduated from Chapman University with honors in writing and immediately went to work for the Orange County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). The experience David gained at the Department of Child Support Services gives him a decided advantage over most other attorneys he faces in child support cases. This specialized experience is a huge benefit to David’s clients with child support components to their cases. David left the Orange County DCSS to become a Deputy District Attorney where he prosecuted many cases successfully and honed his trial skills.
David eventually returned to his favorite area of practice, family law, and is now one of the most recognized and sought after, under age 40 attorneys in Orange County, David thrives in complex custody/visitation litigation and dissolution matters. David sets himself apart by his fierce work ethic, his fearlessness, and his personalized service to his clients. David is a recipient of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Award and has been recognized for the past 3 years a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
David has been happily married for over 12 years now and is the father of four young children. David is an avid mountain biker. When David is not with his wife and children he is most likely in the mountains climbing the steepest and dustiest trails he can find.
Jon Mason is one of the brightest stars in the field of Orange County Family Law. Jon has dedicated his life to education and learning. Jon has obtained an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from the University of Florida’s lauded College of Journalism and Communications, focusing his studies on the complex discipline of media law. After finishing his Master’s Degree, Jon took his considerable writing and communication skills to a San Diego advertising and marketing firm and continued his study of law at Chapman University Fowler School of Law in Orange County, California.
During his time at Chapman, Jon was awarded the Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel award, given to the first-year law student demonstrating superior courtroom advocacy skills. Jon’s love for the law and the courtroom resulted in his representing Chapman’s Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Alternative Dispute Resolution teams in competitions throughout the United States. Jon further honed his legal skills and prepared for life in the courtroom by spending his summers during law school working for the Riverside County District Attorney’s office (who recruited him thereafter), as well as interning for an Orange County family law commissioner. At the close of his time at Chapman Law, the law school’s faculty and administration bestowed Jon with their Professionalism Award, while his law school peers deemed him the most inspirational student in his graduating class.
Upon graduating from Chapman Law, Jon began his career in litigation with the firm of Smith LC in Irvine, California. Much to the delight of his family law clients, Jon has now put his litigation and trial skills to use fighting for families in the area of family law. Jon cares deeply for each of his clients, and it shows in his dedication to his work. He fights to provide his clients with effective and personalized advocacy, and to protect their rights.
When he is not winning in the courtroom, Jon can be found spending time with his wife and four sons. Jon is actively involved in church, youth education, musical pursuits, and outdoor recreation.
Andrew Tran was admitted to the California Bar in 2014. He has been exclusively practicing family law for the past 5 years now. Being a Northern California native, Andrew decided to move to Southern California to attend the University of California, Irvine where he initially majored in Biology. Shortly thereafter, Andrew found an affinity to the field of law and quickly changed his major to Criminal, Law, and Society, ultimately leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal, Law, and Society.
After attending UC Irvine, Andrew began his legal career by returning to Northern California where he worked as a law clerk at a Bankruptcy and Taxation law office and gained extensive experience in both fields of law.
Andrew returned to Southern California in order to pursue his legal education at Whittier Law School. There, he excelled in both his Family Law and Community Property law classes, and even became the runner-up in the highly competitive Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition for first-year law students. Andrew was also heavily involved in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and interned for a local family law practice located in Santa Ana.
After obtaining his Juris Doctorate, Andrew volunteered for the Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic in the Superior Court located in Chula Vista, California while studying for the California State Bar. He worked on a pro-bono basis helping those in need with their domestic violence disputes. While awaiting his bar results, Andrew worked as a law clerk for a prominent family law firm in downtown San Diego known as Hargreaves & Taylor, LLP. During his time at Hargreaves & Taylor, LLP, he assisted with trials and overall legal strategy. Upon passing the bar in February 2014, Andrew worked for various family law firms in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County where he gained extensive family law experience.
Andrew has experience with all areas of family law, including dissolution of marriage, mediation, legal separation, child custody and visitation, grandparent visitation, move-away requests, child and spousal support, support arrears, domestic violence restraining orders, and post-judgment modifications.
Andrew is considered by both his peers and his clients to be a compassionate advocate. He takes a reasonable and cost-efficient approach to all of his cases as he is sensitive to his client’s financial needs but, at the same time, not sacrificing the quality of his legal services.
In his off time, Andrew enjoys the outdoors, especially going to the beach with his wife and friends. He lives a very active and healthy lifestyle and frequents the gym on a regular basis.
Daniel McCammon is a certified family law specialists & also one of our senior family law attorneys in the firm. He has practiced in Orange County, Los Angeles, and Inland Empire courts for the past 10 years. He started his career in family law building a state wide firm and later worked for one of the most prestigious family law firms in Southern California.
His interest in family law started at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University when he took a course in family law and domestic violence clinic. During his time in law school, He represented a number of victims of abuse whose lives were horrifically impacted by the emotional and physical abuse of their significant others. It was very satisfying for him to aid these victims in the long term healing process that they started by obtaining protection. Prior to law school, Daniel attended Brigham Young University and interned for a United states Congressman.
He is passionate about family law and spends significant time keeping up to date with updates in the law and case precedent. He regularly attends legal education courses and connects with forensic accountants, therapists, custody evaluators, certified divorce financial analysts, real estate agents, and attorneys in different fields to ensure that his clients can get through their divorce matter and obtain the fresh start in life they deserve.
He takes a proactive approach to each one of his cases by providing each client a thorough understanding of their legal options, so that each one of his clients are empowered to make informed choices to reach their goals.
It is also important for him to give back to the community, whether volunteering for veteran organizations or domestic violence clinics. It is one of his goals to make this world a better place, both for his clients and the local community.
When he is not in the office, he spends most of his time with his wife and two children. He loves to travel in and outside of California. He also enjoys cooking, going to concerts, supporting the Dodgers and Lakers, eating at Michelin restaurants, and spending time with his friends.