Sean M. Torley,
Director of Operations


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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.

Sean attended paralegal school in 1995 and continuously strives for perfection through diligence, diverse experience and attaining client satisfaction.

Sean was born in Arcadia, California and spent my pre-teen years in the San Gabriel Valley.  When Sean was 15, my single mother moved us to Rancho Cucamonga where Sean finished high school. Sean met his first wife shortly thereafter and we had our first son before he joined the military.  He had our second son after he left military service.  Not long after, they were unfortunately divorced. Sean then attended paralegal school from 1995 to 1996.

Sean remarried in late 2000, and they became a blended family; two of her sons, and two of his.  They have since had two amazing kids of their own, and a total of four grandchildren, whom they adore.

2000 was a big year. Not two weeks after Sean married my second wife, he was hired by a solo practitioner with a boutique practice by the beach.  During the early part of his tenure, Attorney Bonnie Rabinovitch-Mantel and Sean were paralegals together, before she went on to pass the California Bar Exam and begin her career as a lawyer. Sean spent the next 15 years of my professional career learning all he could about civil procedure, contracts, personal injury and big-picture litigation from an outstanding teacher and mentor in Bonnie.

At the end of 2015, an opportunity came up for Sean to join Bonnie, something they had talked about for a decade.  He decided it was time for a change, and joined her with Families 1st Law & Mediation, APC.  In May of 2016 they merged with Attorney Kim Staron (now retired) and formed Primus Family Law Group, LLP.   Our focus is on zealous advocacy for our clients, through finding a right and reasonable approach to resolving family disputes.  As Ms. Mantel once said, “It isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be bitter.” Sean looks forward to supporting this mission, indefinitely.

In Sean's free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, being a mentor for his younger son, and being a Band Dad in support of his daughter’s varsity high school marching band.

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.
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