At Primus Family Law Group, we strive to achieve what is right and reasonable for our clients. That means zealously advocating and representing what is right for our clients while taking a reasonable approach to how Family Law is practiced in San Diego.
Meet Our Staff
Bonnie A. Rabinovitch-Mantel,
Bonnie is a multifaceted dynamo with many talents that make her truly an asset to her clients. She is a passionate and aggressive attorney who has handled many complex matters for her clients.
Kim Marie Staron, Esq.
Kim Marie Staron graduated from California Western School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Nova University in Florida, graduating with Honors. Currently a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Foothills Bar Association, Ms. Staron began practicing in the California and Federal Courts in 1993.
Amy E. West, CFLS
Senior Litigation Attorney
Amy West has been practicing family and criminal law for 16 years. She is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Family Law. Amy joined PRIMUS FAMILY LAW GROUP, LLP, as a senior litigation attorney in October 2019. Prior to joining PRIMUS, Amy worked as a senior litigation attorney at THE LAW & MEDIATION FIRM OF KLUECK & HOPPES, APC from July 2017 to October 2019. Prior to joining KH, Amy owned WEST MALDONADO LAW GROUP for 2 years and, prior to that, she was the owner and partner at RHOADS & WEST from 2004 to 2015.
During her 16 years in practice, Amy has been the lead attorney on 40 full trials, including a rape jury trial, a fraudulent conveyance civil trial, countless family law trials, and several contempt trials. Amy tried an international move-away case solo against three attorneys on the opposing side (and won!). Amy has also been the lead attorney on approximately 50 domestic violence restraining order and/or civil restraining order evidentiary hearings. In addition to Court, Amy routinely represents clients in Child Welfare Services and Department of Motor Vehicles administrative hearings. She has written three and argued two appeals in front of the 4th District Court of Appeals. Her favorite part of the law is evidence and cross-examination. She teaches Evidence and Trial Practice Continuing Legal Education for local bar associations, including the San Diego County Bar and the Foothills Bar Association.
Koryn Sheppard, CFLS
As a family law attorney, Koryn Sheppard has a reputation for balancing reasonableness with forcefulness. As an undergraduate, Koryn got her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. From that, she has over the 11 years she has been practicing Family Law honed the skills to analyze complex issues from several angles to find unique solutions that often resolve the most difficult cases. Koryn Sheppard is a warrior, both in the courtroom and outside of it. She focuses on logical and intellectual solutions while advocating her client’s position. As the child of divorce herself, she knows that avoiding a lengthy and expensive court battle is one of the greatest services an attorney could offer a client. As a result, she has a remarkable track record of success. Koryn lives out her guiding quote: “The greatest victory is that which requires no battle” (Sun Tzu, The Art of War).
Kimberly Soule, Associate Attorney
Kimberly was born and raised in a rural town in Vermont. After graduating high school, Kimberly decided to pursue her Bachelor Degree from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Family Resources. Through her academia in learning family dynamics, relationships, and development, Kimberly found her passion working with and for families. This led to Kimberly’s decision to pursue a career in law, specifically Family Law. Kimberly attended California Western School of Law where she obtained her JD with a concentration in Children, Family, & Elder Law. Throughout her law school career, Kimberly worked exclusively in Family Law. Since graduation, Kimberly has continued her exclusive devotion to Family Law by providing zealous and diligent representation to her clients. When Kimberly is not practicing law, she enjoys, hiking, camping, going to the beach, relaxing with a good book and glass of wine and spending time with her fur babies.
Sean M. Torley, Director of Operations
Sean M. Torley is the Director of Operations for Primus Family Law Group. Mr. Torley has been a Paralegal for 17 years and has known and supported Attorney Bonnie A. Rabinovitch-Mantel for just as long. Mr. Torley performs a variety of litigation and attorney support functions for Primus Family Law Group, LLP, including legal research, drafting and coordinating discovery and substantive pleadings, client communications and supervising daily firm operations.
Mr. Torley attended paralegal school in 1995 and continuously strives for perfection through diligence, diverse experience and attaining client satisfaction.
Tanner Songer, Senior Paralegal
Tanner Songer grew up in a small town in Northern California and moved to San Diego in 2008. He has been working as a Paralegal for 8 years obtaining significant experience in Civil Litigation and Family Law. Tanner’s His experience as a Family Law Paralegal has grown substantially over the last 5 years having worked for several prestigious family law firms in the San Diego area. Not only does Tanner hold Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from California State University, Chico but he also obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Tanner prides himself on his strong work ethic, dedication to clients and his a desire to always exceed expectations. When Tanner is not working, he loves to hike and swim and is even on the board of DSST, a US Master’s Swim Club. Primus is excited to have such a stellar addition to its team.
Mission and Values
It may not be easy, but it doesn't have to be bitter. At Primus Family Law Group, it is our unwavering mission to advocate the most right and reasonable outcome for the benefit of our clients and their families.